Jeremy Girton


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Jeremy Girton is a counsel in O’Melveny’s Washington, DC office who focuses on appellate litigation, criminal defense, and government investigations. He has authored briefs in multiple federal and state appellate courts, including the US Supreme Court, on subjects including administrative law, criminal procedure, and constitutional law. He has also served in a variety of capacities in trial-level cases and has assisted clients in responding to investigations by the Department of Justice and congressional committees. He maintains an active pro bono practice focused on criminal defense and civil rights issues.

Jeremy previously served as a law clerk for Chief Judge Colleen McMahon of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York and for Judge Jane Kelly of the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.


Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • US Court of Appeals, Second, Sixth, Eighth, and Ninth Circuits
  • US Supreme Court


  • Columbia University, J.D.; James Kent Scholar; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Notes Editor, Columbia Law Review 
  • Carleton College, B.A., Political Science

Professional Activities


  • Honorable Jane Kelly, US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • Honorable Colleen McMahon, US District Court for the Southern District of New York


  • “The Attorney General Veto,” Columbia Law Review (2014)