David is a litigator who has handled a broad range of complex criminal and civil matters – at trial, on appeal, and in connection with government investigations. His white collar criminal and regulatory experience includes work in the areas of tax fraud, health care fraud, government contractor fraud, securities fraud, money laundering and structuring, ITAR and other export violations, public corruption, False Claims Act, environmental violations and RICO. His business litigation has focused on issues of breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition, trade secret, and covenants not to compete. David also has litigated cases on behalf of parties who have suffered serious personal injury, including fatal injuries. He also has extensive criminal experience in the state courts.
After graduating from law school, David served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ralph K. Winter of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. From 1986 to 1990 he worked for Fischetti, Pomerantz & Russo, a New York City boutique firm practicing in the area of federal criminal litigation. For many years before joining Carmody, David was a partner with the New Haven trial law firm of Jacobs, Grudberg, Belt, Dow & Katz, P.C.
Connecticut Bar Association, Federal Practice and Criminal Justice Sections
American Bar Association
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
American Association for Justice
New Haven County Bar Association
Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers® in New Haven, Connecticut – Criminal Defense: White Collar, and DUI/DWI Defense, 2024
Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers® in New Haven, Connecticut – Criminal Defense: White Collar, 2022
Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers® in New Haven, Connecticut – Criminal Defense: General Practice, 2021
Best Lawyers®: Criminal Defense: White Collar, 2006-present, Criminal Defense: General Practice, 2006-present, Commercial Litigation, 2007-present, DUI/DWI Defense, 2007-present
Connecticut Super Lawyers® – Criminal Defense: White Collar, 2007-2022
Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation, 2013-2015, 2019-2023
Member of Criminal Justice Act Panel, U.S District Court, District of Connecticut
Order of the Coif
North Carolina Law Review, Notes and Comment Editor
Conducted internal investigation and obtained non-prosecution agreement for aviation manufacturing company subject to government fraud investigation.
Conducted internal investigation and obtained successful misdemeanor disposition for aviation manufacturing company.
Represented and negotiated non-prosecution agreement for executive of multi-billion dollar public company alleged to have fraudulently manipulated earnings.
Trial and appellate counsel for municipal chief executive charged with bribery and public corruption.
Co-trial counsel for partner in major accounting firm charged with promoting fraudulent real estate partnerships; judgment of dismissal granted following trial.
Representation of numerous targets, subjects and defendants in federal and state criminal proceedings.