David Massey is a litigation partner with more than 20 years of experience in government enforcement actions and financial disputes. Mr. Massey serves as lead counsel to individuals and companies in high-profile cross-border white collar investigations, prosecutions and related civil litigation. Mr. Massey joined RK&O in 2013 after serving nine years as a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York (SDNY). more +
As an RK&O partner, Mr. Massey negotiated the first deferred prosecution agreement for a corporate entity in the DOJ’s FIFA investigation; advised the Independent Examiner of the largest Swiss bank to enter the DOJ’s Swiss bank amnesty program; represented testifying witnesses in the George Washington Bridge and Dewey & LeBoeuf trials; and represented dozens of subjects, victims, witnesses and defendants in matters relating to alleged FCPA and domestic corruption, foreign currency trading, bond trading, market manipulation, money laundering, economic sanctions violations, tax fraud, financial reporting and investor fraud.
As a federal prosecutor, Mr. Massey was a member of the SDNY’s Securities & Commodities Task Force; tried 12 cases to jury verdict; and argued 10 appeals before the Second Circuit. He led the investigation and prosecution of numerous Swiss banks and bankers; secured the first-ever indictment and guilty plea of a foreign bank for tax fraud; and negotiated a non-prosecution agreement with a Liechtenstein bank that changed Liechtenstein law to end bank secrecy for U.S. taxpayers. Mr. Massey also investigated and prosecuted cross-border insider trading, foreign currency trading, swaps trading, financial reporting, reverse mergers, mismarking, market manipulation, money laundering, Ponzi schemes and IEEPA violations. He managed the SDNY’s criminal tax program and authorized indictments and guilty pleas as Acting Tax Coordinator.
Mr. Massey graduated from Yale College, Oxford University and Yale Law School. He clerked for Judge Pierre Leval of the Second Circuit.
Board Chair, KIPP NYC Charter Schools (2003 -2015)
White Collar Criminal Law Committee, New York City Bar Association
Federal Bar Council
New York Council of Defense Lawyers