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David Hoffman

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David Hoffman, a former Inspector General, federal prosecutor, and Supreme Court clerk, is Global Co-Leader of Sidley’s White Collar: Government Litigation and Investigations Practice Area Team. He has tried over a dozen federal jury cases, argued and briefed multiple appeals in the U.S. Court of Appeals, directed hundreds of investigations, and advised numerous public and private entities on ethics and compliance matters. His practice focuses on commercial litigation and disputes at both the trial and appellate levels, DOJ, SEC, and other government investigations, internal investigations, and work relating to data breaches and cybersecurity.

David is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer, having tried 14 federal jury trials, most as first chair, and acted as lead counsel in over 100 evidentiary hearings and other contested proceedings in federal and state court. His recent representations in private practice for large publicly traded companies have ranged from intellectual property litigation to commodities fraud litigation to False Claims Act matters.

David’s white collar work focuses on internal investigations and the representation of corporations in government investigations by DOJ, the SEC, state Attorneys General, and other agencies involving allegations of corruption, fraud, False Claims Act violations, and trade secret theft.