David is a Partner & Managing Director in the Investigations, Disputes & Advisory practice, based in the New York and Los Angeles offices. David helps companies and their legal counsel solve some of the world's most complex data problems. He has more than 25 years of experience in digital investigations, cryptocurrency forensics, international and domestic data privacy and security, and litigation analytics.

As a former AmLaw 100 Commercial Litigation Partner and a registered patent attorney with the US PTO, David leverages his legal background to effectively communicate with and counsel top-level executives and corporate attorneys regarding complex legal and technical issues. He also holds multiple certifications, including Certified Cryptocurrency Forensic Investigator (CCFI) and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E/US). He is passionate about advancing the field of data privacy and cyber security, and he actively contributes to various professional associations, publications, and educational initiatives.

David holds both a Juris Doctorate from Vermont law School and an LLM from London University (LSE/SOAS).  He also has extensive experience working throughout the APAC region and advising clients on data privacy and security issues there.

Key Engagements:

  • Has led and directed 100’s of computer forensic investigations around the globe and reported and testified on findings
  • Former fraud analyst for the US Department of Justice’s multi agency Bank Fraud Task Force with deep experience in asset tracing and recovery
  • Engaged to assist large global social media company develop and implement mandated privacy program under FTC consent agreement, and report progress and findings to the FTC.
  • Conducted consumer data mapping and technology testing exercises across complex ecosystems for multiple global social media and technology companies.
  • Engaged as testifying expert to trace millions dollars of stolen crypto assets in high profile SIM swap hacking case.
  • Oversaw investigation and forensic asset tracing in response to stolen NFT digital assets and assisted client identify malicious actors.

Some of David's thought leadership includes Cryptocurrencies & The Dark Web: Insolvency Considerations, AIRA Journal, Vol. 33 No. 3 - 2020; Cryptocurrency Crimes Are in A Class of Their Own, Corporate Council Business Journal, Jan 2019; and Data Localization Law Across Asia, Asia Business Law Journal, Oct 2018.