David Maria is a member of our Government Investigations & White Collar Practice. Prior to joining the firm, he was an Assistant US Attorney for the District of Minnesota, where he served as a prosecutor in the Criminal Division’s White Collar and Public Corruption Unit. In that capacity, he focused on investigating and prosecuting healthcare, investment fraud and tax fraud cases.
He also previously served as a prosecutor in the Fraud Section of the US Department of Justice’s Criminal Division in Washington DC, where he prosecuted cases in both the Health Care Fraud Unit and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Unit. He was the primary prosecutor on several high-profile cases, including a healthcare fraud investigation into one of the largest US-based hospital systems and an FCPA investigation into a major pharma company.
During his time at the Fraud Section and the US Attorney’s Office, David tried multiple complex white collar cases to verdict, successfully obtaining convictions of more than 50 criminal defendants.
His private practice career has included work in the government investigations and securities practices at several law firms in Washington DC. His experience includes leading multiple internal investigations into potential FCPA violations, including investigations in Latin America, Hong Kong, China and Africa, counseling companies regarding governmental compliance obligations and leading a special committee’s investigation in response to a shareholder derivative suit.
- Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., magna cum laude, 2001
- Georgetown University, M.S., 1996
- University of Virginia, B.A., 1996
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