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David R. Courchaine is a litigator and senior associate in the Firm's Antitrust/Competition and White Collar/Investigations practice groups. His practice focuses on complex civil litigations and government investigations, in which he represents foreign and domestic clients, including financial institutions, pharmaceutical firms, and other multinational corporations.
Mr. Courchaine represents clients in litigation matters before the US District Courts, US Courts of Appeal, and the US Supreme Court. He also represents clients in matters involving the US Department of Justice, the US Federal Trade Commission, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the UK Serious Fraud Office, the UK Financial Conduct Authority, and other government entities in multiple jurisdictions. He has experience representing clients in matters involving the Sherman Antitrust Act, the Federal Trade Commission Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA), including management of pre-trial discovery and complex internal investigations, with extensive experience in developing and implementing effective e-discovery plans.
He is also actively involved in pro bono matters at the Firm, with an emphasis in assisting clients with asylum claims and resolving other immigration issues. He is an advocate for the LGBT community and an active member of the Firm's LGBT/Spectrum Affinity Group.
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, having served honorably as an Intelligence Analyst and Staff Sergeant.