Alex Padilla


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Alex Padilla is a litigation associate in O’Melveny’s Century City office. Alex’s experience spans complex transnational disputes, sensitive internal investigations, and regulatory advice for leading companies in multiple industries. 

Alex is also highly engaged in the firm’s pro bono practice, where he has litigated 1983 claims for excessive use of force and false arrest, guided clients around the pitfalls of landlord-tenant court, and advised non-profits on executive compensation packages.

Alex attended Columbia Law School, where he was twice named Harlan Fisk Stone Scholar. 


Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit 
  • US District Court, Central District of California


  • Columbia University, J.D.: Harlan Fisk Stone Scholar
  • Georgetown University, B.S.F.S., International Politics: Edmund A. Walsh Medal

Professional Activities


  • The Honorable Rachel P. Kovner, Eastern District of New York
  • The Honorable Florence Y. Pan, Washington, DC Superior Court
  • Represented multinational parties in simultaneously occurring complex transnational disputes involving intricate and diametrically opposed sovereign policies.
  • Conducted sensitive internal investigations for leading companies concerned with market fraud, waste, and abuse.
  • Represented clients in multi-year, multi-level, complex water rights disputes.
  • Represented entertainment clients in COVID adjacent disputes.
  • Advised clients on engagement with California regulatory bodies.
  • Assisted clients in maintaining pre-trial security over disputed property.