David is counsel in the litigation department and is a member of the business & securities litigation group. Before joining the firm, David clerked at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, where he worked on government contracts and non-tort related civil cases against the federal government. David advises hedge funds, investment banks, public companies, and other clients in securities, transactional, and other complex business litigation in federal and state courts. David also regularly works on matters involving federal or state government investigations to include investigations by the SEC and the DOJ. David’s pro bono practice has included the successful representation of low-income tenants in the District of Columbia landlord-tenant court as well veterans before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
- Representing hedge fund and financial services clients in the federal government’s investigation into insider trading and the use of expert networks.
- Counsel to a senior executive at a publicly held company subject to a U.S. Dept. of Justice revenue recognition investigation.
- Represented a major pharmaceutical and medical products manufacturer in connection with whistleblower actions brought under the California False Claims Act.
- Assisted in the successful defense of a large financial institution against a civil RICO claim before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.
- Counsel to a hedge fund manager in litigation regarding a debt investment in a pharmaceutical corporation in the Delaware Court of Chancery.
- Conducted Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance due diligence reviews and developed FCPA compliance programs for multinational corporations.
- Quoted, “Supreme Court: No 'Armageddon' for shareholder class action suits,” Fortune (June 24, 2014)
- Quoted, “Court Raises Bar for Securities Class Action Cases,” Associated Press (June 23, 2014)
- Quoted, “U.S. top court adds limit to securities class actions,” Reuters (June 23, 2014)
- Quoted, “Supreme Court Leaves Fraud On Market Intact, Makes Life A Bit Harder For Securities Plaintiffs,” Forbes (June 24, 2014)
- John Donovan & David Nasse, "In Halliburton, SCOTUS Largely Preserves Status Quo," Law360, June 23, 2014