David Feder focuses on legal issues in whatever tribunal they arise. He has particular experience in areas such as products liability (especially public nuisance law), tort law more generally, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), California Unfair Competition Law (UCL), Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), federal preemption, and many others. David has argued numerous motions and appeals in state and federal courts and tried a case in a state administrative tribunal.
David won the Fay Diploma for graduating first in his Harvard Law class in 2014, and he also won the Project on the Foundations of Private Law Award and the Irving Oberman Family Law Award for best papers in their respective fields.
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, Harvard Law Review, Stanford Law Review Online, and in other publications.
David maintains an active pro bono practice and has argued several appeals in federal circuit courts including on behalf of a religious refugee seeking asylum in the United States (10th Circuit), a Native American prison inmate deprived of his First Amendment Free Exercise rights (10th Circuit), and a severely injured prison inmate (7th Circuit).
- 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
- Harvard University (J.D. summa cum laude 2014; Articles Editor, Harvard Law Review); Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (B.A. summa cum laude 2011)
- California and District of Columbia
- 2023 California Legal Awards "Lawyers on the Fast Track" Winner
- Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, Supreme Court of the United States (2016 & 2017 terms); Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit (2014 term)