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  • Loyola Marymount University, B.A. (2015)
  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, J.D. (2019)


  • California

David Griffith

Orange County
Phone: +1 949.798.1385
3 Park Plaza
20th Floor
Irvine, CA 92614

David Griffith is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s Orange County office and is a member of the firm’s Antitrust & Competition and White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement groups. David’s practice focuses on counseling and representing corporate and individual clients in regulatory enforcement actions, government investigations, criminal defense matters, and internal investigations. David represents clients on a wide range of issues, including no-poach conspiracies, monopolization, market-allocation, price-fixing, and FCPA compliance.

David’s representative matters include:

  • Defending corporation in the food industry in an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice into allegations of illegal agreements among competitors. 
  • Representing individuals in litigation with the Food and Drug Administration regarding allegations of GMP violations. 
  • Representing manufacturer against allegations of market monopolization brought by a competitor. 
  • Defending hospital system in antitrust class action litigation alleging employee no-poach conspiracy amongst defendants. 
  • Defending pharmacy benefit management company in antitrust litigation alleging a horizontal price-fixing conspiracy amongst competitors. 
  • Achieved a favorable outcome for an individual client who pled guilty to participation in an insider trading scheme. 
  • Conducted FCPA risk assessment and internal investigation of a pending transaction for a manufacturer operating in the Caribbean. 
  • Represented an individual client in a pro-bono immigration matter resulting in reunification of client and his spouse after several years.
  • Achieved favorable outcome for elderly homeowners facing potential foreclosure of their lifelong home.

David earned his B.A. from Loyola Marymount University, with a major in English and a minor in French. He earned his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. While in law school, David served as co-editor in chief of the National Black Law Journal and also worked with JAMS helping to improve diversity amongst their panelists. He is a board member-at-large at the Thurgood Marshall Bar Association and was on featured on Lawyers of Color’s "Hot List 2020," an annual list of "the most dynamic junior and mid-level lawyers of color who have demonstrated a strong commitment to advancing diversity in the legal profession."


Admitted to practice: California

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Board Member-at-Large, Thurgood Marshall Bar Association

Firm News & Announcements

Feb.04.2021 Lawyers of Color Names Crowell & Moring's David Griffith to "Hot List 2020"