David Kirman’s combination of government and commercial experience—federal prosecutor, complex litigation counsel, first-chair trial lawyer, and boardroom advisor—makes him an in-demand lawyer for corporate boards, companies, and executives. David represents clients in litigation, internal investigations, government investigations, and often a mix of all three. David handles matters involving fraud, illegal sales practices, money laundering, kickbacks, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Bank Secrecy Act, OFAC, securities laws, RICO, the False Claims Act, and workplace misconduct.
While David’s practice encompasses a wide range of industries, he is a recognized authority on fintech and life sciences. David’s fintech clients include leading blockchain and digital currency companies, which rely on him to defend against government investigations and advise on evolving federal and state laws. David also has extensive experience in the health care and life sciences industries, where he frequently represents clients in internal investigations and government inquiries.
Before joining O’Melveny, David spent seven years at the US Attorney’s Office in the Central District of California, where he was a member of the Major Frauds Section and a Criminal Healthcare Fraud Coordinator. He served as lead or co-lead trial counsel in jury trials, argued appeals before the Ninth Circuit, and directed complex grand jury and wiretap investigations.
David is a sought-after speaker on enforcement issues related to fintech and health care. He is also an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School, where he teaches a course on white-collar crime.