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David Lash
USC Gould School of Law

David Lash

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: April 3, 2017




David Lash is the managing counsel at O'Melveny & Meyers LLP for Pro Bono and Public Interest Services, overseeing the firm’s national and international pro bono program. His background and skills includes complex business litigation including trial and appellate representation, real estate matters, corporate governance, board relations, labor and employment, and all areas of public policy and community relations. He has a lengthy history of representing clients in real estate litigation matters, including environmental and CEQA litigation on behalf of regional real estate developers.

Lash manages O’Melveny’s national and international pro bono program. He helped initiate a formal launch of the firm’s long-time pro bono program by drafting policies and procedures and creating a firm-wide infrastructure from which has grown a world-renowned pro bono program. Under Lash’s leadership, O’Melveny’s pro bono program has received the American Bar Association’s prestigious Pro Bono Publico Award and consistently has been recognized as one of the Top 10 pro bono programs in the United States.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The Volokh Conspiracy
October 1, 2022
Re: Robin Craig

Robin Craig was cited in an article about Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency, in which the Sacketts are challenging the EPA's authority to regulate the use of their land under the Clean Water Act. Even if a given parcel (such as the Sackett's property) is not part of the "waters of the United States," activities on that parcel that result in pollution reaching regulated waters could be sufficient to subject such activities to federal regulation, she said. Please note this is a citation of a blog post by Craig on the American College of Environmental Lawyers website.

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Gregory Keating
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"Should the Expectations of Consumers Matter?," a review of of “Strict Products Liability 2.0: The Triumph of Judicial Reasoning over Mainstream Tort Theory” by Mark Geistfeld, in jotwell.com (Sept. 27, 2022).

Robin Craig
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"Taking Bets: The Supreme Court Is Just About to Split NPDES and Section 404 Permitting Under the Clean Water Act," American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL) Blog (Sept. 30, 2022).

Jonathan Barnett
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"Taking Cost-Benefit Analysis Seriously in Consumer Data Regulation," Truth on the Market Symposium: FTC Rulemaking on Unfair Methods of Competition (Sept. 12, 2022).