David F. Axelrod was formerly a director in Deloitte Forensic and Dispute Services, where he co-led and led multi-disciplinary investigative teams in two European countries in what was then the largest Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation in history.
Prior to Deloitte, he was a partner in another major law firm where he handled both U.S.-based and international matters. As a special prosecutor for the State of Ohio, he prosecuted the largest Blue Sky securities case in the state’s history, culminating in a jury trial lasting almost six months.
In addition, as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida and Trial Attorney for the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice, David investigated and prosecuted a variety of white collar, narcotics, and other criminal cases. Upon graduation from law school, he was a law clerk for United States District Judge David Porter, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
He also regularly advises clients throughout the country on matters, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, corporate compliance programs, internal investigations, the False Claims Act, and health care fraud.
- J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 1978
- Law Review, Staff Member, 1976-1977; Senior Editor, 1977-1978
- B.A., with honors, Political Science, University of Cincinnati, 1975
Professional and Community Affiliations:
- COSI, Community Board, 2014 – present
- Jewish Family Services, Counsel to the Board, 2013 – present
- Temple Israel, Board of Trustees, 2009 – 2015
- Columbus Jewish Day School, Board of Trustees, 2003 – 2010
- Chair, Committee on Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties, American Bar Association Tax Section, 1999 – 2001 (presently co-chair, Subcommittee on Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture)
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