O’Melveny Worldwide

David Cohen is a litigator in O’Melveny’s New York office. He focuses his practice on white-collar criminal defense and corporate investigations, regulatory matters, and sensitive investigations and litigation for colleges and universities. David also draws on his experience from working as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Alison J. Nathan in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.


Bar Admissions

  • New York


  • New York University, J.D.; Senior Executive Editor, NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy
  • Washington University, B.A., Political Science

Professional Activities


  • Honorable Alison J. Nathan, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York


  • “FOIA in the Executive Office of the President,” N.Y.U. Journal of Legislation & Public Policy (2018)

Corporate & Government Experience

  • Assistant Director for Cabinet Affairs Operations, White House, Office of Cabinet Affairs (2013-2014)
  • Executive Assistant, White House, Office of Cabinet Affairs (2011-2013)