David J. Habib, Jr., is a graduate of Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, where his academic concentration was corporate and international business law. Upon graduation, he was awarded an honorary position at the Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Chief Justice, United States Supreme Court, Washington, D.C.
Following his assignment at the U.S. Supreme Court, Mr. Habib served as Staff Counsel for the Arabian American Oil Company (now “Saudi Aramco”), where he lived and worked both in the United States and abroad. At Aramco, he was responsible for billions of dollars worth of infrastructure development projects, as well as the company’s worldwide procurement activities and its compliance with U.S. and foreign regulatory schemes.
After leaving Aramco, Mr. Habib spent ten years as team leader with a consortium of international trading and project management companies engaged in both public and private sector projects in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, China, and Mexico.
Mr. Habib entered private practice in 1997, and maintains offices in Westlake Village, California. He represents U.S. and foreign clients in connection with a wide range of commercial, real property and international trade related matters, International Commercial Arbitrations, and complex business litigation. He has been an Instructor and Adjunct Professor of International Business courses at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Santa Barbara City College,and teaches in the MBA program at California Lutheran University. Mr. Habib is a member of the California State Bar, and the Los Angeles County Bar Association, has been appointed Vice Chair of the District Export Council of Southern California by successive U.S. Secretaries of Commerce, and is a recipient of the World Trade Centers Association World Trade Service Award.