David Nordsieck


  • JD, cum laude, Washington University School of Law, 2011; Chief Articles Editor, Washington University Law Review
  • BA (Political Science), magna cum laude, University of Illinois, 2007; James Scholar; Phi Beta Kappa


  • Illinois, 2012

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

David Nordsieck


Dave is a Litigation and Enforcement associate based in Ropes & Gray’s Chicago office. Dave focuses his practice on government enforcement matters, internal investigations, complex commercial litigation, and cross-border transactions.

He has represented companies in the health care, internet infrastructure, industrial equipment, and private equity industries on issues related to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, securities fraud, insider trading, and corporate compliance.

Dave’s pro bono practice has included the representation of a parent in state administrative proceedings, as well as individuals seeking asylum. Prior to joining the firm, Dave volunteered at Friendship Works, a children’s mentoring charity in London, where he focused on expanding their services to reach more children. During law school, Dave worked as a law clerk in the litigation department of the Missouri Attorney General’s Office.


  • Represented pharmaceutical companies in DOJ investigations into possible off-label promotion and issues related to patient assistance programs. 
  • Representing a medical testing laboratory in federal appellate court regarding an FTC order stemming from a prior data security incident.
  • Advising Fortune 100 insurance company on information security preparedness.
  • Conducting internal investigations related to alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act for regulated and publicly-traded entities in Asia, Central & South America, and Eastern Europe.
  • Representing a U.S.-based multinational medical device company in an industry-wide FCPA investigation involving countries across Europe, Asia, and South America.
  • Representing a health care management company in an ongoing complex commercial dispute in Illinois state court.
  • Conducting an Iran sanctions compliance assessment for a private equity firm’s portfolio of companies.
  • Advising private equity firms and their portfolio companies on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and international risk issues in cross-border transactions.
  • Representing individuals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who are seeking asylum as a result of their human rights activities.
  • Represented a hedge fund and its manager in connection with an SEC insider trading investigation.
  • Represented an investment manager in an internal investigation of a subsidiary’s potential bribery of local government officials in Eastern Europe.
  • Represented and investigated a hedge fund and its manager in connection with an SEC insider trading investigation.
  • Represented a single mother in successfully expunging a DCFS finding in front of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Administration Hearing Unit.


  • Laura G. Hoey, David Nordsieck & Dara Repucci, “The Yates Memo: Have the Rules Really Changed?” Practicing Law Institute Course Handbook Series: Internal Investigations (2016)
  • Ryan Rohlfsen and David Nordsieck, “DOJ Is Trying To Show Benefits Of Corporate Cooperation,” Law360 (May 20, 2015)
  • David W. Nordsieck, “The DOJ Sends Strong Messages Regarding Corporate Cooperation in Criminal Matters,” Ropes & Gray Alert (2015)
  • David W. Nordsieck, “How the Professional Judgment Standard Could Undermine the Validity of Sexually Violent Predator Laws,” Washington University Law Review (2011)
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