David Kiernan
Class of 2001

Partner-in-Charge, Northern California, Jones Day

San Francisco, CA

David Kiernan is Partner-in-Charge of the Firm’s Northern California Region, the Administrative Partner of the California Region, and head of litigation for the San Francisco Office. He represents domestic and foreign clients across industries, with a particular focus on high-tech, energy, and health care, in high-stakes litigation, arbitrations, and government investigations. He has extensive experience litigating antitrust and unfair business practice cases, fraud, consumer class actions, disputes involving complex financial transactions, and bankruptcy.

Previous Experience

Law Clerk, Honorable Norman H. Stahl, United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit (2002-2003)


America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA (2017, recognized practitioner)