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OCCDL Recognizes Orange County Office as a Top Ten Diverse Legal Organization, Names David Griffith Among Top Ten Diverse Lawyers

Orange County – September 13, 2022: The Orange County Coalition for Diversity in the Law (OCCDL) has recognized Crowell & Moring’s Orange County Office as a 2022 “Top Ten Diverse Legal Organization for DEI in OC” for the second consecutive year, and named associate David Griffith to its list of “Top Ten Diverse Lawyers of OC.” The coalition honors legal organizations and young diverse attorneys who provide excellent legal services and work to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Orange County community.

“We are thrilled that our office has once again been selected for this honor,” said Deborah Arbabi, managing partner of Crowell’s Orange County office. “Our Orange County office has a pivotal role in the firm’s ongoing initiatives to support diversity, equity, and inclusion to the fullest extent. This commitment is a core value, and an imperative that we recognize as requiring bold action.”

Crowell’s Orange County office represents national and international client in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. Since its opening in 1991, the office and its lawyers have received numerous honors that reflect its commitment to diversity and inclusion. Prominent roles held by the office’s lawyers include serving as co-chair of the Orange County Bar Association’s Diversity Committee; president of the Orange County Asian American Bar Association; a founding board member and a president of the Orange County Lavender Bar Association; and president of the Public Law Center.

Griffith, a member of the firm’s Antitrust & Competition Group, focuses his practice on advising corporate and individual clients in regulatory enforcement actions, government investigations, criminal defense maters, private litigation, and internal investigations. Among his other recent engagements, Griffith defended a food industry corporation in a DOJ investigation into allegations of illegal agreements among competitors.

“From the beginning, I felt the Orange County office was a place where I belonged and that the firm would invest in me as a young associate, said Griffith. “It is the ongoing support I receive and the opportunities I’m given at Crowell that have been the foundation of my success.”

In addition to these OCCDL accolades, Orange County associate Tiffany Aguiar has been selected to participate in the 2022 Hispanic National Bar Association/VIA Fund Latina Leadership Academy.

About Crowell & Moring LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with offices in the United States, Europe, MENA, and Asia. Drawing on significant government, business, industry and legal experience, the firm helps clients capitalize on opportunities and provides creative solutions to complex litigation and arbitration, regulatory and policy, and corporate and transactional issues.  The firm is consistently recognized for its commitment to pro bono service and its programs and initiatives to advance diversity, equity and inclusion.


Andrew Loeb
Communications Specialist