Damilola G. Arowolaju


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Damilola G. Arowolaju is a litigation associate in O’Melveny’s Washington, DC office. He focuses his practice on the intersection of economics and technology.

Prior to joining O’Melveny, Damilola was an O’Melveny Fellow in MacArthur Justice Center’s Supreme Court and Appellate Program, where he co-authored and authored nearly a dozen briefs in state and federal courts of appeals and the Supreme Court—defending his client’s constitutional and civil rights. Damilola also worked as Policy Fellow in the Office of House Majority Whip James Clyburn, and as a Legislative Analyst for DC Council’s Committee on Business and Economic Development, where he drafted legislation, prepared committee reports, liaised with agency heads, and staffed the chair in his committee and personal offices.


Bar Admissions

  • Washington, DC

Court Admissions

  • US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


  • George Washington University Law School, J.D., with Honors: Staff Editor, Public Contract Law Journal
  • Northwestern University, B.S., Education and Social Policy

Professional Activities


  • O’Melveny Supreme Court & Appellate Fellow, MacArthur Justice Center
  • Policy Fellow, US House Of Representatives

Legislative Analyst

  • Committee on Business & Economic Development, Council of the District of Columbia

Judicial Intern

  • US District Court for the District of Columbia


  • "Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs): Overview," Thomson Reuters Practical Law (November 29, 2022)
  • “Democracy in our New World: Utilizing Blockchain Technology to Digitize Government Functions,” Georgetown’s Institute of International Economic Law’s DC Fintech Week

Alerts and Publications

Biden Administration Launches New Regulatory Regime Governing Outbound Investment

August 11, 2023

Crawl. Walk. (Bank) Run: The 2023 Banking Panic and the Federal Regulatory Response

March 31, 2023

CFIUS Determines that New Zealand and the United Kingdom Meet Requirements for Key CFIUS Exemptions

February 23, 2023

NFT: A Token of Corporate Affection

January 25, 2023

CFIUS Issues Enforcement and Penalty Guidelines

October 27, 2022

Governor Newsom Vetoes the California BitLicense, Calling It Premature

September 27, 2022

Biden Administration Issues Policy Directive on National Security Reviews of Foreign Investments in U.S. Businesses

September 23, 2022

From New York to California: The BitLicense Goes Bicoastal

September 21, 2022

DAOs: Looking for Limited Liability & Legal Personality

July 11, 2022

Biden Administration Further Expands Sanctions on Russia as War in Ukraine Continues

May 16, 2022

After President Biden’s E.O. on Digital Assets, Top Regulators Hit the Road, Painting a Picture of the Digital Asset Regulatory Landscape To Come

April 13, 2022

What the DAO? Why Everyone Is Talking About Decentralized Autonomous Organizations

April 11, 2022

Realistic Regulation: President Biden’s Digital Asset Order Avoids Industry’s Worst Fears

March 17, 2022

DOJ Breathes New Life into Section 2 Criminal Enforcement

March 8, 2022

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