David Green
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David Green

Associate
green.david@dorsey.com

Overview

DAVID APPLIES KEEN JUDGMENT TO HELP CLIENTS EFFICIENTLY NAVIGATE SENSITIVE CIVIL AND CRIMINAL MATTERS.

As an associate in Dorsey’s Government Enforcement and Corporate Investigations practice group, David focuses on helping clients with government actions and investigations, complex commercial litigation, and internal investigations.

David has served as lead trial counsel in civil and criminal matters. He brings experience with all phases of litigation, from developing strategy, to negotiating settlements and presenting effective trial advocacy. He regularly serves clients in the defense, banking, and healthcare industries. He is experienced in business litigation, tribal law, and antitrust issues. 

David is co-editor of FCA Now, Dorsey’s & Whitney’s blog focusing on the False Claims Act.

David is committed to providing pro bono legal services to those in need, with a focus on obtaining orders for protection on behalf of domestic violence victims and helping veterans receive benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

In addition to his legal practice, David serves as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy Reserve. In 2018 he served on active duty leading a team of 12 analysts operating across multiple time zones, resulting in his selection as the “Junior Officer of the Year” for a nation-wide command. David harnesses the abilities he developed in the military, particularly advising leaders under pressure, to help clients respond to external and internal enforcement problems.

Before law school, David served as a Deputy Sheriff and consultant to federal and local law enforcement agencies. 

Education & Admissions

Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., 2015), cum laude, Dean’s List

Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service (M.A., National Security Affairs, 2010)

University of St. Thomas (B.A., Business Administration and Criminal Justice, 2009), magna cum laude; Alpha Kappa Delta; Delta Epsilon Sigma; Dean’s List; Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar-Athlete Award

Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims 

Experience

  • Judicial Extern, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Legal Intern, United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois

Industries & Practices

  • Anti-Corruption Group
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Government Enforcement & Corporate Investigations
  • Indian & Alaska Native
  • National Security Law
  • Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Commissioned Officer, United States Navy Reserve
  • Local liaison, Northwestern Law School
  • Tubman Pro Bono Safety Project

Accolades

North Star Lawyer logo 

  • MSBA North Star Lawyer, 2016-2017
  • 2018 Junior Officer of the Year for nation-wide Navy Command
David Green