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David N. Kelley, a co-leader of Dechert’s white collar and securities litigation practice and former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, has cultivated a revered reputation for his defense of high-profile matters involving sensitive white collar litigation and investigations before major regulatory bodies. His more than three decades of experience span a diverse range of commercial litigation and federal securities as well as grand jury investigations, prosecutions and congressional inquiries. As an experienced trial lawyer and investigator, Mr. Kelley represents multinational and domestic public companies, boards of directors, audit committees, and individuals, including officers and directors, on issues arising across a broad spectrum of industries, including defense, energy, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, financial services, infrastructure, insurance, oil and gas, and retail.



The College of William & Mary, A.B., 1981; New York Law School, J.D., 1986

United States: Dispute resolution

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Within: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Dechert LLP’s New York team was joined in January 2017 by David Kelley from Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, who became practice co-chair alongside the Chicago-based David Kistenbroker. Other new arrivals include New York-based Benjamin Rosenberg, who joined from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, and Christina Guerola Sarchio in Washington DC, who joined from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. The firm has particular expertise in securities-related matters; Andrew Levander represented the former senator, Jon Corzine, in investigations and litigation arising from MF Global’s bankruptcy, leading to a negotiated settlement with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Jonathan Streeter is representing James Icahn in pending investigations by the Southern District of New York Attorney’s Office and the SEC into insider trading allegations. In another key mandate, the group is serving as Toyota’s independent monitor as part of a deferred prosecution pertaining to compliance and safety. The ‘sharp and practical’ Catherine Botticelli in Washington DC is also recommended.

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