David is a Certified Fraud Examiner (“CFE”), Certified Forensic Interviewer (“CFI”), and licensed Private Detective (Pennsylvania) with over two decades of experience conducting and/or overseeing successful, often complex, civil and criminal investigations related to securities, commodities, financial institution, and corporate fraud, as well as high-level public corruption, civil rights, and major criminal enterprises. In his present capacity as Director of Investigative Services & Litigation Support for the Kehoe Law Firm (“KLF”), David directs all aspects of investigations necessary to ensure KLF litigates from a position of strength on behalf of its individual and institutional clients.
Before joining KLF, David enjoyed a highly-successful career as the first Director of Investigative Services (“DOS”) for one of the nation’s premier class-action law firms, Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP (“KTMC”). In his capacity as Director of Investigative Services, David served as the principal architect of KTMC’s Investigative Services Department, a renowned in-house team of investigative professionals dedicated to conducting investigations of deceit, misrepresentation, and fraudulent activity to support the prosecutorial efforts of a firm specializing in litigating securities fraud, consumer protection, corporate governance, antitrust, shareholder derivative, mergers and acquisitions, and qui tam/“whistleblower” matters. As DOS, David provided the leadership, guidance, and daily oversight for a full-service investigative unit whose efforts advanced the objectives of KTMC’s practice areas and, importantly, played a key role in the recovery of billions of dollars for shareholders and investors worldwide. Prior to KTMC, David enjoyed a broad-based career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, including service as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge of a major FBI field office.
David, a CFE, has extensive experience identifying and detecting fraud, as well as developing and implementing the investigative protocols in support of numerous, varied due diligence, background, conflict of interest, character, and suitability investigations related to fact-based and expert witnesses, defendants, and deponents; client and plaintiff legal adequacy; individuals and domestic/international business entities; corporate governance, including director independence, auditing and financial reporting, and disclosure practices; public and private company organizational structure, beneficial ownership, and control information; and service of legal process. David also is a CFI with significant witness/suspect/subject interview experience and expertise, as well as a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (“CAMS”) and Anti-Money Laundering Certified Associate (“AMLCA”) with a Specialist Certificate in Trade-Based Money Laundering. David is extremely well-versed in corporate compliance program and information privacy practices, laws, and regulations.
Among his accolades, David is a past recipient of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys Director’s Award for Outstanding Contributions in Law Enforcement. David received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law.