O’Melveny Worldwide

Nadia Farjood is a versatile litigator who represents some of the nation’s largest healthcare, technology, education, and public agency clients in regulatory and compliance matters, complex litigation, employment disputes, and government and internal investigations. Integrating fact expertise and legal strategy, Nadia excels at counseling and risk assessment, internal compliance investigations, responses to civil investigative demands, witness preparation, and settlement negotiation. She has drafted and argued motions in state and district courts in a wide array of high-stakes civil matters.

Committed to equal justice and legal access, Nadia leads a thriving pro bono practice and dedicates significant time to community service. Passionate about immigration law, she represents applicants for asylum, cancellation of removal, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. She helped secure a complete victory for a Ugandan pro bono asylum client threatened by female genital mutilation. Nadia further volunteers at the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, where she provides free legal services for individuals seeking eviction deferrals and restraining orders. 

Nadia served as a law clerk for the Honorable André Birotte Jr. in the US District Court for the Central District of California.

  • Represented a healthcare client in a six-week trial over the fair value of medical claims reimbursement in the out-of-network emergency setting
  • Represented a leading healthcare provider in a large-scale, multi-year investigation by the California Attorney General and multiple District Attorneys into alleged violations of statutes governing the disposal of hazardous waste, medical waste, and confidential information
  • Represented the Regents of the University of California in a sensitive investigation to review and report on allegations of misconduct in clinical health setting, an effort that involved gathering and analyzing facts from more than 60 witness interviews and over 8.4 million documents
  • Represented a global technology client in a multi-state Attorney General investigation, requiring responses to civil investigative demands
  • Represented a large public entity in an employment dispute with a terminated government employee


Bar Admissions

  • California


  • Harvard Law School, J.D.
  • Harvard College, B.A., Government: magna cum laude

Honors & Awards

  • California Lawyers Association Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Services Certificate
  • Casa Cornelia Law Center La Mancha Special Recognition Award
  • Harvard Law School Dean’s Award for Community Leadership
  • Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • McKinsey Women’s Law Impact Award
  • MALDEF Law Scholarship Recipient
  • Harvard College Paul Revere Frothingham Prize
  • Women’s eNews 21 Leaders of the 21st Century

Professional Activities

Bar Association Member

  • Legal Aid Society of San Diego
  • Iranian American Bar Association 

Board Member

  • Tariq Khamisa Foundation (tkf.org)
  • Jewish Family Service of San Diego (jewishfamilyservice.org)
  • San Diego Women’s Foundation (sdwomensfoundation.org)
  • Iranian-American Scholarship Fund (iasfund.org)


  • San Diego County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls

Other Professional Activities

  • Biden-Harris for President and Mission for Arizona, Voter Protection Associate
  • Casa Cornelia Law Center, Post-Bar Legal Intern
  • National Public Radio, Supreme Court and Legal Affairs Intern to Nina Totenberg
  • Swanee Hunt Alternatives Political Parity Program, Senior Manager
  • The White House, Associate