Damali Taylor is a former federal prosecutor and an accomplished trial lawyer. Since rejoining O’Melveny in 2017, Damali regularly represents clients on a broad array of white collar and civil litigation matters, including internal, criminal, and regulatory investigations. She has led dozens of jury trials and defended against hundreds of pretrial motions.
Damali spent more than six years as a federal prosecutor at the United States Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of California. Most recently, Damali served as the Deputy Chief of the Organized Crime Strike Force Section. As a federal prosecutor, Damali handled complex fraud, racketeering, bribery, money laundering, murder and human trafficking cases. Prior to her tenure as an Assistant US Attorney, Damali served as an Assistant District Attorney in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. Damali also previously served as Chair of the San Francisco Police Commission, the oversight body responsible for implementing reform and imposing discipline for the San Francisco Police Department.
Damali is the Hiring Partner for O’Melveny’s San Francisco office and a member of the Firm’s Racial Justice Committee.
Damali has received awards and commendations from the FBI for her outstanding trial and prosecutorial skills. She also received the Unsung Heroes Award in recognition of her dedication to victims of crime.