David is a former federal and state prosecutor with more than 30 years of experience in criminal law and trial practice, including 18 years as an Assistant United States Attorney. He has tried over 30 federal, state, and military cases to verdict.
David is, first and foremost, a trial lawyer. He also advises individuals and public and private companies, ranging from Fortune 100 companies to tech startups, on a wide range of commercial litigation and internal investigations. He handles criminal matters related to economic crime, including securities and commodities fraud, national security, public corruption, privacy and cybercrime, trade secrets, enforcement by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and money laundering. David speaks fluent Spanish and represents international clients, particularly in Central and South America.
Prior to joining private practice, David served as Chief of the Criminal Division in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California, where he oversaw the prosecution of all federal criminal cases in the district, including those stemming from the bailout following the Great Recession. He also served as Chief of the Economic Crimes and Securities Fraud section, Chief and Deputy Chief of the San Jose branch office, and was a member of the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property unit (CHIP), the first of its kind in the nation. Earlier in his career, David was a Deputy District Attorney in Santa Clara County, California, after beginning his legal career as a military prosecutor and defense attorney in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps.
Before joining Glenn Agre Bergman & Fuentes, David was a partner at Goodwin Procter.
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