David C. Bass

David C. Bass


Primary Office: Sacramento, CA
Phone: 916-724-5700

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Dave Bass is an associate at the Sacramento Office of KNCH. He handles both litigation and transactional matters, and he delivers to clients a unique perspective that blends his courtroom, risk management, and negotiation experience.

Before entering civil practice, Dave served as both a Deputy District Attorney with the Placer County District Attorney’s Office, as well as a Deputy Attorney General with the California Attorney General’s Office. While a Deputy Attorney General, Dave prosecuted white collar crimes focusing on product counterfeiting, tax evasion, and political corruption. He is an experienced trial and appellate attorney.

Dave’s transactional work includes advising financial institutions and fintechs regarding federal and state mandates under various privacy, electronic payment, and anti-money laundering laws; drafting operational documents and policies for entities; and counseling businesses in highly regulated industries.

Before law school, Dave served in the United States Coast Guard. He enjoys volunteering his time to various organizations, including Rotary International, and is a board member of his local Chamber of Commerce.


  • American Military University, 2010- Legal Studies
  • University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, 2014- J.D., cum laude

States Licensed to Practice:

  • State Bar of California, 2014
  • State Bar of Nevada, 2019
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California

Professional Associations:

  • Placer County Bar Association
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Published Opinions/Articles:

  • Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Brand Protection - The Brand Protection Professional - California's TRaCE the Money Program

Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • Construction Claims
  • Construction Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Environmental Law
  • General Legal Defense
  • Government Tort Liability
  • Professional Malpractice