David Iden


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David Iden is a litigator who represents companies in a wide range of industries, including banking, technology, education, and telecommunications. David is a member of the firm’s Securities Litigation and White Collar Defense & Corporate Investigations Practices. He also devotes considerable time to pro bono matters, representing individuals seeking asylum protection and/or special immigrant juvenile status.

Prior to joining O’Melveny, David served as a law clerk to the Honorable Beverly Reid O’Connell of the US District Court for the Central District of California. He graduated magna cum laude from Pepperdine University School of Law, where he served as managing editor of Pepperdine Law Review and was a research and writing advisor to first-year students. Before law school, David spent three years as a professional baseball player in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ organization. David currently serves on Pepperdine Law’s Dean’s Council and mentors law students via Pepperdine’s Preceptor Program.


Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Central, Northern, and Southern Districts of California


  • Pepperdine University, J.D.: magna cum laude
  • California Lutheran University, B.S., Psychology 

Professional Activities


  • Honorable Beverly R. O’Connell, US District Court, Central District of California
  • Represents multinational companies as well as their officers and directors in ongoing securities, derivative, and complex civil litigation in California state and federal courts
  • Manages hundreds of related foreclosure litigation cases for a Fortune 50 financial services client
  • Represents clients in connection with SEC investigations
  • Conducted internal investigations on behalf of prominent education and telecommunications companies