David Courchaine

Associate, Washington, DC

Biography

Overview

David Courchaine is an associate in White & Case's Global Antitrust/Competition and White Collar Practices. David helps clients solve complex problems, focusing his practice on investigations, compliance counseling, and litigation.

David's white-collar investigations and compliance experience spans a variety of global industries and has included representation of financial institutions, tech companies, an electronics manufacturer, a medical devices company, an auto manufacturer, and other multinational business firms.

David has played key roles in government and internal investigations to resolve bribery, fraud, money-laundering, and other concerns. He spent more than a year based in the firm's London office representing a leading global financial institution in investigations by the US, UK, French, and Asian regulatory authorities into the setting of LIBOR, EURIBOR, and other benchmark rates. Additionally, David helps clients with a growing global footprint build and continually improve effective anti-corruption compliance programs that reflect the latest Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-corruption law best practices.

David's litigation experience includes representing and advising clients in complex civil antitrust actions and FTC enforcement matters in federal court. He has represented leading global pharmaceutical companies in cutting-edge antitrust class action litigation matters as well as in appeals before US Courts of Appeals and the US Supreme Court, including as counsel to generic manufacturers in FTC v. Actavis, Inc., 133 S. Ct. 2223 (2013). David also has advised foreign sovereign clients on cross-border litigation risks and in litigation matters brought under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA).

David is committed to pro bono service. He has won asylum for a growing number of LGBT+ and other refugees, successfully gained disability benefits for veterans suffering from PTSD, and advised international non-profit organizations on US law and policy. David is a co-chair of the Firm's Spectrum LGBT+ Affinity Network and in March 2020 was named one of the National LGBT Bar's 40 Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40.

In law school, David was Editor-in-Chief of the American University Law Review. He interned for US District Court Judge Paul L. Friedman in Washington DC, for DC Superior Court Judge Melvin R. Wright, and in the DC US Attorney's Office in the Fraud and Public Corruption Section. In college, David served as an Intelligence Analyst in the US Army Reserve.

Bars and Courts
District of Columbia Bar
New York State Bar
Minnesota State Bar
Education
JD
American University, Washington College of Law
BA
University of Chicago
Languages
English

Experience