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David R. Dorey


Dave Dorey is an associate in O’Melveny’s Washington, DC office and a member of the Financial Services and White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations Practices. His practice focuses on white collar investigations and complex civil litigation. Mr. Dorey regularly advocates for abused and neglected children, providing pro bono services through the national nonprofit organization Child Justice, and has won trials on behalf of children in Maryland (Sarina v. Knight, 2013) and Virginia (Jeu v. Jeu, 2013).

Illustrative Professional Experience

  • Defending major pharmaceutical company in phased, multi-plaintiff personal injury trial
  • Represents major motor vehicle manufacturer in multiple actions based on alleged engine defects
  • Representing international airline in connection with U.S. Department of Transportation investigation
  • Represents major corporation in multi-district securities litigation
  • Provides pro bono representation on behalf of abused children

While in law school, Mr. Dorey served as president of the Custody and Support Assistance Clinic and as a public defender through the Criminal Defense Clinic.

Professional Activities

Author, The Unconstitutionality of Exit Searches, 15 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 75A (2013)
Co-Author, “Potential Defenses in FCPA Enforcement Actions: Key Issues and Open Questions,” 27th Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime, 2013 (with Richard Grime, Beth France, Benjamin Hendricks, Janet Kim, Darcy Meals, and Marion Read)

University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., cum laude; Comments Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review; Member, Edwin R. Keedy Moot Court Board; Recipient, The W. Foster Reeve III Prize 

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Certificate, Business Economics & Public Policy

University of Colorado, B.A., Political Science, summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa

California, District of Columbia