David A. Berman

David Berman has extensive experience in complex securities litigation, internal investigations and regulatory enforcement matters. He joined the firm after spending more than four years on the staff of the US Securities and Exchange Commission in the Division of Enforcement.

As senior counsel in the SEC’s San Francisco regional office, Mr. Berman investigated and prosecuted a wide array of securities laws violations by corporations and individuals, including financial fraud, insider trading, foreign corruption (FCPA), false proxy reporting and registration issues. He received an Enforcement Division Director’s Award in 2012 for his role in charging and litigating against a public company and its senior officers in an offering fraud and market manipulation scheme.

Previously, Mr. Berman was an associate at a New York law firm, where he primarily represented financial institutions and public companies in civil litigation, criminal and regulatory inquiries. These included accounting fraud class actions, ERISA claims, and regulatory inquiries relating to the 2008 financial crisis. Mr. Berman also conducted multiple internal investigations on behalf of client audit committees.   

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  • Education

    • JD, New York University School of Law, 2004

    • BA, Political Science, Amherst College, 1999

      magna cum laude
  • Admissions

    • New York