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Litigation Star

Practice area:

White collar crime

David is nationally known for representing companies and individuals when the stakes are greatest, whether investigating sensitive internal matters, defending against criminal charges, litigating complex civil matters or building compliance programs for companies confronting enforcement actions. David is a seasoned litigator with decades of trial experience and, as a result of his successes as a government-appointed monitor and in-house counsel, is nationally known for rebuilding corporate compliance programs under urgent circumstances. He is Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office; a member of the White Collar Defense, Investigations and Corporate Compliance Practice Group; and Co-chair of the International Trade Compliance Practice Group. 

David has been recognized as a “Litigation Star” since 2015 in Benchmark Litigation’s White Collar Crime/Enforcement/Investigations category. 

David’s unique experiences as a defense attorney, government-appointed monitor, and compliance-guru have made him a popular speaker at compliance conferences in the US and abroad. He has been invited to speak at conferences and private events in cities such as London; New York; Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles; and Seattle, including invitations extended by the U.S. State Department (directly and through the Society for International Affairs) and Homeland Security. 

Prior to Wiggin and Dana, David held senior positions at United Technologies Corporation (UTC), including Global Director of Compliance Investigations, Associate General Counsel for International Trade Compliance for United Technologies Aerospace Systems (formerly Hamilton Sundstrand), and Director of Business Practices for the Americas. In these positions, David was responsible for overseeing and conducting critical internal investigations worldwide, enhancing the company’s compliance programs, and liaising with law enforcement. 

Before joining UTC, David served 17 years in the DOJ: three years in the DOJ’s Public Integrity Section and 14 years in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut, where his roles included Chief of the Hartford office, co-lead of the Anti-Terrorism Task Force, and lead of Hartford’s Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force. David prosecuted a wide variety of crimes, including public corruption, bank fraud, healthcare fraud, securities fraud, tax fraud, money laundering, terrorism, sanctions violations, violent crime, and capital murder. He tried numerous cases to juries and was a frequent trial practice instructor at the DOJ’s National Advocacy Center. David is a recipient of the DOJ’s Director’s Award and the U.S. Attorney’s Standing Tall Award.


Updated Aug 2022