David G. Litt

Of Counsel

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During twenty years in Tokyo, David Litt has advised clients in some of the most significant transactional and regulatory matters involving Japan. He has often advised clients on their most difficult and complex legal issues.

David joined O’Melveny after completing judicial clerkships with Chief Judge Alfred T. Goodwin of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the US Supreme Court. He has also worked in O’Melveny’s Washington, DC and Los Angeles offices.



  • Japanese


Bar Admissions

  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • Registered Foreign Lawyer in Japan


  • University of Chicago, J.D., 1988, with honors; member, University of Chicago Law Review; Floyd R. Mechem Scholarship
  • Yale University, B.A., 1984: summa cum laude, with Distinction in Economics; Phi Beta Kappa, William R. Massee Award, Department of Economics; Research assistant to Professor Hugh Patrick, Economics Department
  • Inter University Center for Japanese Language Studies, Tokyo, 1985-1986