David is an experienced attorney and former federal prosecutor from the Western District of North Carolina. He has nearly thirty years of experience prosecuting white collar crimes and handling federal investigations and appeals. David has extensive experience in matters involving mail and wire fraud, health care fraud, tax fraud, and money laundering, among others. Now in private practice, David focuses his practice on representing corporations and individuals who have come under federal investigation for alleged wrongdoing.
David began his career in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps while serving in the Army’s Government Appellate Division. There, he prepared numerous arguments before the Court of Appeals and tried over one hundred appeals. David proceeded to spend twelve years in the Department of Justice’s Tax Division, where he spearheaded tax prosecutions across the county. During his tenure in the Tax Division, David successfully prosecuted more than twenty federal criminal tax cases in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. As a Tax Division supervisor, he mentored dozens of additional prosecutions in Hawaii, California, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Colorado, and Texas.
After gaining invaluable experience with the Army and the DOJ, David returned to trial work in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina. In that office, he successfully prosecuted more than thirty jury trials and resolved hundreds more cases. David served under multiple administrations in various management positions in the Office, including Senior Litigation Counsel, Criminal Chief, and First Assistant United States Attorney.
Since leaving government service, David focuses his practice on representing targets of state and federal white collar criminal investigations. He represented a doctor under investigation for health care fraud violations, which resulted in no charges. David also settled a civil tax case for a doctor, which resulted with the IRS settling for hundreds of thousands of dollars less than the Government initially demanded. Other recent cases include successfully representing a professional engineer accused of bribing local government officials and representing the principal owner of a major corporation investigated for alleged antitrust violations.
Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University (J.D., 1979)
Indiana University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1976)
Middle District of North Carolina
Western District of North Carolina
4th Circuit Court of Appeals