David J. Apfel

David Apfel, a partner in Goodwin Procter's Litigation Department, is a former federal prosecutor who specializes in white collar criminal defense, SEC and other governmental investigations, internal corporate investigations and bet-the-company business litigation. Mr. Apfel also regularly advises companies on gaming and gambling regulatory matters, and he has an active pro bono practice. He is an award winning and nationally recognized trial lawyer who represents corporations and individuals in a wide range of criminal and civil cases. Mr. Apfel is the founder and co-chair of the firm’s Gaming, Gambling & Sweepstakes Practice and is a key contributor to Goodwin Procter's Gaming blog, aimed at helping operating companies, entrepreneurs and investors stay on top of the complex and rapidly shifting legal and regulatory issues affecting gambling and gaming in the United States. He is a founding member of the firm's White Collar Crime & Government Investigations Practice.

Mr. Apfel has defended Fortune 100 companies and other major corporations and individuals in public corruption, securities fraud, insider trading, health care fraud, stock option backdating, perjury, false statement, conflict of interest, money laundering, and other criminal prosecutions and investigations. He has likewise represented corporations and individuals in range of civil cases involving the False Claims Act, excessive fees, civil RICO, breach of contract, land use and alleged banking irregularities.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Business Litigation, 2) White Collar Crime & Government Investigations, 3) Hedge Funds, 4) Gaming, 5) Gambling & Sweepstakes and 6) Higher Education
Law School Northeastern University School of Law (J.D., 1987)
Education Swarthmore College (B.A., 1974)
Bar Member / Association Massachusetts
Most recent firm Goodwin Procter LLP
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