David has 27 years of experience representing a wide array of businesses and individuals in complex civil litigation, internal and government investigations, and securities enforcement matters. He also helps companies design and implement programs for international anticorruption compliance. His clients look to him as a trusted advisor who understands their businesses and looks for not only the legal, but the practical solution to problems.
David has represented clients in dozens of investigations conducted by the Securities and Exchange Commission, congressional committees, and various federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice. He has led and been involved in many internal corporate investigations, including audit committee and special committee investigations. David’s skill at building trusting, professional relationships with clients and regulators alike has proven to result in effective representations and outcomes.
David is also an experienced trial lawyer with more than 100 cases under his belt in state and federal courts all over the country, before administrative agencies, and in domestic and international arbitration forums. His recent trials have involved insider trading allegations, theft of trade secret claims, breach of license allegations, cancellation of a software joint venture development and marketing agreement, and the termination of an exclusive software distribution contract.
An early adopter of matter budgeting and legal project management principles, David uses Thompson Hine’s proprietary SmartPaTH™ tools to provide predictability and transparency to clients in even the most complex and difficult matters. His collaborative and value-based approach to working with clients has led to long-lasting friendships that endure beyond the end of an engagement.
Prior to private practice, David worked for Congressman James Jeffords of Vermont and for the Coalition of Northeastern Governors. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Mark L. Wolf of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
David is admitted to practice in numerous federal district and circuit courts.
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1988, cum laude, articles editor, Georgetown Law Journal
Harvard University, A.B., 1980, cum laude
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