Firm Expands its White-Collar and Complex Commercial Litigation Practices

Glenn Agre Bergman & Fuentes LLP announced today that David Callaway, a former Assistant United States Attorney and Deputy District Attorney, has joined the firm as a partner in its complex commercial litigation and white-collar litigation & investigations practices. Callaway will be based in the firm’s San Francisco office.

A nationally recognized lawyer with over 30 years of trial experience, Callaway has successfully tried over 30 criminal and civil cases to verdict in both state and federal courtrooms. He also advises companies, ranging from Fortune 100 companies to tech startups, on a wide range of high-stakes commercial litigation and internal investigations. He counsels corporate and individual clients on 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. 

Before entering private practice, Callaway 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. He also served as Chief of the Economic Crimes and Securities Fraud section, Chief and Deputy Chief of the San Jose branch office, and as a member of the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property unit, the first of its kind in the nation.

“David is an elite trial lawyer, and his nearly 20-year tenure at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California handling some of the most significant criminal cases in the district will provide tremendous value to our clients,” said Glenn Agre co-founding partner Lyn Agre. “David brings a new dimension to our service offerings as we continue to strategically grow our footprint.”

Among other high-profile matters, Callaway represented a privately held tech company in a civil jury trial in Alameda County, achieving a complete defense verdict against a former employee alleging workplace retaliation based on his purported status as a “whistleblower,” and recently successfully defended a physician against allegations that he had accepted kickbacks in return for referrals to a home health agency—the government dismissed all charges after the jury deadlocked following a five-week trial. Callaway also recently successfully represented a healthcare billing consultant in a qui tam action brought under the civil False Claims Act in the Central District of California.

“Glenn Agre is a fantastic firm, and I could not be more excited to be joining the team,” said Callaway. “I look forward to working with the firm’s incredible group of trial lawyers in San Francisco and New York and to helping the firm grow its litigation and white-collar practices.”

Lawyers in Glenn Agre’s national complex commercial litigation practice handle disputes in both state and federal courts, and in arbitrations throughout the country. The firm frequently represents clients in high-value breach of contract actions and business disputes, as well as cases involving alleged breaches of fiduciary duty and fraudulent transfers. The firm’s white-collar litigation & investigations practice has vast experience helping individuals and corporations in connection with criminal investigations and prosecutions as well as regulatory proceedings. The firm’s practice is national in nature and frequently involves cross-border activity. 

Before joining Glenn Agre, Callaway was a partner at Goodwin Procter LLP. He received his J.D. from the University of California Berkeley School of Law, and his B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Santa Clara University. Callaway is admitted to practice in California.