Professor David Finn is a federal criminal prosecutor at the United States Attorney's Office. He has been an Assistant United States Attorney since 2011 and has completed approximately 40 federal jury trials and several Ninth Circuit oral arguments. He has worked on significant criminal matters including international drug cartel investigations, violent criminal enterprises, opioid overdoes cases, and other gun and drug related cases. David recently completed an eighteen month assignment in Washington DC (virtually) where he provided training to hundreds of federal criminal prosecutors across the country on various issues relating to immigration and the criminal law. He currently serves as the Project Safe Neighborhoods Coordinator working to reduce gun violence in San Diego and Imperial County through intervention, prevention, enforcement, and reentry strategies. Since 2015 David has taught trial advocacy skills to new federal prosecutors at the National Advocacy Center in South Carolina. He has also been a high school mock trial coach for nine years and previously coached mock trial teams at California Western SOL for the ABA Negotiation and Mediation competitions.
Professor Finn currently volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate in Juvenile Dependency Court and as a Judge Pro Tem in San Diego Superior Court, hearing small claim cases. He is currently President of the San Diego Federal Bar Foundation and was the 2020 President of the San Diego Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. This year he was awarded the San Diego County Bar Association's Service by a Public Attorney Award. David graduated from the University of California, San Diego and California Western School of Law.