Dave is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and is listed in Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in white-collar crime and government investigations. As a partner in Taft’s Compliance, Investigations, and White Collar 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.

He 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, cryptocurrency, dark web marketplaces, money laundering, and environmental crime. Dave is the Taft Columbus Litigation Chair and was a member of Taft’s Executive Committee from 2019 to 2021.


All Service Areas


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


  • 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)

Speeches and Publications

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

    White Collar Crime Committee

  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers


  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association


  • Columbus Bar Association

    President (2022-2023)
    President-Elect (2021-2022)
    Secretary/Treasurer (2020-2021)
    Member, Board of Governors (2016-2020)
    Former member, Professional Ethics Committee (2007-2017)

  • Franklin County Public Defender Commission

    Member (2020-present)

  • Commission on the Rules of Practice and Procedure in Ohio Courts

    Appointed Ohio Attorney Member (Jan. 1, 2024 – Dec. 31, 2026)
    Vice-Chair, Evidence Rules Subcommittee

Community Involvement

  • Boy Scouts of America

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