- Recognized by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey with the Honorable Patty Shwartz Leadership Award (2020)
- Honored with the National Association of Former U.S. Attorneys’ Exceptional Service Award (2015)
- Recipient of the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service (2015)
David represents technology and life sciences companies in a broad range of complex commercial litigation matters, with a focus on privacy and cybersecurity litigation, counseling and investigations.
Before joining Fenwick, David spent nearly a decade at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, most recently as Chief of the Cybercrime Unit. In this role, he managed a team of Assistant U.S. Attorneys focused on the investigation and prosecution of computer network intrusions, computer-enabled fraud, intellectual property offenses and international money laundering. David personally litigated and supervised hundreds of cybercrime matters, including ransomware and digital extortion, payment card and PII theft, botnets, digital currency fraud, hack-to-trade securities fraud, dark market sites and vendors, unlicensed money transmitters and business email compromise. He also worked closely with key cyberlaw enforcement partners, including the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the Department of Justice, FBI, U.S. Secret Service, DHS and IRS, and the cyber components of regulatory authorities, including the SEC, CFTC and FinCEN.
As an AUSA, David handled numerous jury trials, hearings and appellate arguments, involving securities and commodities fraud, credit card and other commercial frauds, and public corruption, among others. He received an Attorney General’s Award for his role in securing the largest-ever civil settlement obtained by the DOJ on FIRREA claims relating to residential mortgage-backed securities practices. David secured precedential opinions after arguing before the Third Circuit on the standards for sophisticated money laundering and the elements of wire fraud. He conducted parallel investigations into investment fraud, FCPA violations, digital currency fraud and Ponzi schemes with the SEC and CFTC. David also served as the Office’s coordinator for Discovery and Electronic Evidence and presented regularly on cybercrime and digital evidence issues.
Following law school, David served as a law clerk to the Honorable Maryanne Trump Barry of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Honorable Paul A. Crotty of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Recent Speaking Engagements
- “Data Storage Done Right,” New Jersey State Bar Association, Corporate Counsel in 2021 Program, 2021 (presenter)
- “Cyber Attacks, the Financial Industry and You – What You Need to Know to Protect Your Clients’ Information,” New Jersey State Bar Association, 2021 (panelist)
- “Cybersecurity Symposium,” U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey Webinar, 2021 (organizer and moderator)
- “Current Issues in Cybercrime,” Fordham Center on Law & Information Policy, 2020 (panelist)
- “Victim Issues in Cybercrime Prosecutions,” DOJ National Advocacy Center, 2020 (panelist)
- “Hot Trends in DOJ and SEC Enforcement and Litigation,” Harvard Club Conference, Boston, 2019 (panelist)
- “Business Continuity & Incident Preparedness,” New Jersey Forensic Science Technology Center Seminar, 2018 (panelist)
Education & Admissions
J.D., magna cum laude, Fordham University School of Law
Order of the Coif
Notes and Articles Editor, Fordham Law Review
B.A., with honors, History
Admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey
Registered to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of New York and the District of New Jersey