David J.Feder


Los Angeles +

David Feder focuses on appeals and motions practice. He has drafted numerous briefs and motions in federal and state courts on behalf of a wide variety of clients ranging from professional sports teams to telecommunication, entertainment, and transportation companies. He also has argued numerous cases, including on behalf of the County of Los Angeles (California Court of Appeal), an employer in an Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) dispute (C.D. Cal. District Court), 99 Cents Only Stores (California Labor Commission), a religious refugee from China (Tenth Circuit), a Native American inmate denied access to a sweatlodge and ceremonial tobacco (Tenth Circuit), and a severely injured prison inmate (Seventh Circuit).

David is a coauthor of Justice Neil M. Gorsuch's New York Times best seller, A Republic, If You Can Keep It. His scholarly works have been cited in the Supreme Court (Sveen v. Melin, 584 U.S. ___ (2018)), Harvard Law Review (130 Harv. L. Rev. 1496 (2017)), Stanford Law Review Online (69 Stan. L. Rev. Online 171 & 185 (2017)), and in other publications.

David received his law degree from Harvard in 2014, winning the Fay Diploma for graduating first in his class as well as the Project on the Foundations of Private Law Award and the Irving Oberman Family Law Award for best papers in their respective fields. David received his undergraduate degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2011, where he received numerous awards for academic excellence and community service.


  • Chevron wins dismissal of public nuisance claims based on alleged product liabilityJones Day client Chevron Corporation secured dismissal of all public nuisance claims asserted in the pending multidistrict litigation addressing purported liability for sales of the pesticide paraquat.
  • Civil rights organization files amicus brief in Fourth Amendment caseJones Day filed an amicus brief on behalf of a nonprofit civil rights organization in support of certiorari in a case raising a Fourth Amendment challenge to an arrest that occurred in the area immediately in front of a tenant’s apartment unit.
  • State prisoner wins appellate victory in Seventh CircuitJones Day secured an appellate victory for Michael Thomas in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, reversing a grant of summary judgment.
  • Chevron defeats ATA and ATS claims brought by 298 plaintiffs relating to terrorist attacks in IsraelChevron Corporation, represented by Jones Day, defeated claims under the Anti-Terrorism Act ("ATA") and Alien Tort Statute ("ATS") brought by 298 plaintiffs who sought to hold Chevron responsible for injuries sustained in terrorist attacks in Israel between November 2000 and April 2002.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • October 21, 2020
      Appellate Litigation in Canada and the US: Former Supreme Court Clerks' Perspectives -- Runnymede Society -- Zoom Presentation
    • November 14, 2019-November 16, 2019
      2019 National Lawyers Convention
    • September 11, 2019
      US Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch Visits Pepperdine School of Law, panelist