Legal and Public Policy Director
David McKean joined SLDN in 2009 and currently serves as the organization’s Legal Director.
Prior to joining SLDN, David served as a law clerk for the Honorable Steven G. Salant of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland.
David earned his B.S. in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley and his J.D. from the American University, Washington College of Law. During law school he served as Executive Editor of the American University International Law Review, interned at Human Rights First, and served as a research assistant to Professors Herman Schwartz and Teemu Ruskola. While at Berkeley he interned for Senator Dianne Feinstein and worked as an editor for the Rotary World Peace Scholarship Fund. Prior to law school, David spent a year teaching English in southern China.