David Tonini is an associate in the Denver office of Holme Roberts & Owen LLP, and a member of the Complex Commercial Litigation practice group. His experience and emphasis is system and process-driving a case successfully forward from beginning to end in several industries and areas, including intellectual property, oil and gas, commercial, real estate, antitrust, and fraud cases. Mr. Tonini spent significant time working on the firm's national litigation for the Recording Industry Association of America in connection with the recording industry's lawsuits against those who illegally copy and distribute the record companies' sound recordings through unauthorized file-sharing programs.
Active within the firm, David is one of only two associates to sit on HRO's Hiring Committee. He is also a key member of the firm's Build-Out Design Committee - a group charged with helping to implement a substantial interior redesign of HRO's Denver office space, a project that will span 12 to 18 months.
Featured in Law Week Colorado as an up and coming Colorado attorney, Mr. Tonini was described as "a natural leader" and one who is "steadily making a name for himself at Holme Roberts & Owen and in wider legal circles."
Mr. Tonini received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2005. During law school, he gained critical experience as an intern at the Albemarle County Commonwealth Attorney's Office, where he managed misdemeanor dockets and conducted several felony bench and jury trials. He also interned in the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Virginia.
Before attending law school, Mr. Tonini served four years as an officer in the United States Navy aboard the USS Monterey (CG 61) where he led three supply divisions and served as a legal officer. Mr. Tonini participated in deployments to Europe and the Middle East, the Far East, and South America . He is presently a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy Reserve.