Summary

Dave is a partner in Taft’s Corporate Compliance and White Collar Criminal Defense practice group. He advises and represents companies, executives, public officials, health care providers, and other professionals who are the subject of state and federal investigations and prosecutions. He has defended clients in complex matters involving federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Drug Enforcement Administration, and state agencies such as the Ohio Auditor’s Office, Ohio Ethics Commission, and Ohio Inspector General.

Dave is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and has tried cases before juries in state and federal courts in matters ranging from aggravated murder to corporate fraud and federal conspiracy. Dave has also argued in state and federal appeals courts and the Supreme Court of Ohio. He has served as lead counsel defending white collar cases ranging from ethics and public corruption to health care fraud, banking violations, government contract fraud, tax fraud, money laundering, and environmental crime. Dave is also a member of Taft's Executive Committee and serves as the Taft Columbus Litigation Chair. 

Awards

All Service Areas

Education

  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (1999)
  • Wittenberg University (1996)

Admissions

  • Federal - U.S. Supreme Court
  • Federal - 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal - Western District of Michigan
  • Federal - Northern District of Ohio
  • Federal - Southern District of Ohio
  • State - Ohio
  • State - Minnesota (Inactive)

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers

    Fellow 

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

    Member
    White Collar Crime Committee

  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

    Board member

  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

    Member

  • Columbus Bar Association

    Secretary/Treasurer (2020-present)
    Member, Board of Governors (2016 - present) 
    Former member, Professional Ethics Committee (2007 - 2017)

  • Franklin County Public Defender Commission

    Member (2020-present)

Community Involvement

  • Boy Scouts of America

    Past Chair, Simon Kenton Council Capital City District Committee (2014 - 2017)