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David R. Courchaine is an associate in the Firm's Global White Collar Group. His practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, government and internal investigations, and corporate compliance matters. He represents foreign and domestic clients in matters involving the US Department of Justice, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and other federal and state entities in multiple jurisdictions. He has experience representing multinational corporations in matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), including management of complex internal investigations, as well as matters involving the federal antitrust laws. Mr. Courchaine maintains an appellate practice and has experience drafting briefs submitted in the US Supreme Court. He is also actively involved in pro bono matters at the Firm.
Before he joined the Firm as an associate, Mr. Courchaine was a Fellow with the Robert Bosch Stiftung (Foundation) in Germany, where he worked with German prosecutors, judges and police officers at the Generalstaatsanwaltschaft (Attorney General's Office) in Stuttgart and at the Justizbehörde (Justice Ministry) in Hamburg.
During law school, Mr. Courchaine served as the Editor-in-Chief of the American University Law Review. He was a judicial intern for the Honorable Paul L. Friedman at the US District Court for the District of Columbia and for the Honorable Melvin R. Wright at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. He also interned in the Criminal Division, Fraud and Public Corruption Section of the US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia.
While attending college, Mr. Courchaine was enlisted in the US Army Reserve, serving as an Intelligence Analyst and Staff Sergeant.