David E. Barry - Pierce Atwood LLP

David E. Barry

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003
Phone: 207-791-1376

Dave is partner and Chair of Pierce Atwood's Litigation Group and heads the firm's Government Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense practice. He regularly manages complex business litigation in federal and state courts and he has extensive experience assisting clients with government enforcement and compliance matters involving potential criminal penalties. Dave's practice includes representing corporate and individual clients (directors, officers, and other employees) in connection with internal investigations and federal and state criminal and regulatory investigations and enforcement matters, including U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission investigations, banking and financial crimes, environmental crimes and health care fraud. Dave is also a member of the firm's Management Committee.

University of Notre DameJ.D. 1986Williams CollegeB.Eng 1982
Maine State Bar AssociationMaine Trial Lawyers AssociationCumberland County Bar Association

Case History

Recent Experience
  • Lead counsel representing a large public health care company in federal criminal investigation of health care fraud allegations and related civil False Claims Act investigation and qui tam action
  • Representation of former director and board audit committee chair of public company in SEC and DOJ investigations involving the FCPA and allegations of securities fraud
  • Lead counsel representing multinational seafood company in internal investigation involving allegations of import/export violations
  • Lead counsel defending members of limited liability company involved in thoroughbred horse business in multimillion dollar fraudulent transfer actions brought by Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee
  • Lead counsel defending subsidiary of public company that owns and operates waste-to-energy facility in multiple civil actions brought by municipalities and individuals involving allegations of breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary obligations, violations of the federal Clean Air Act, and common law and statutory nuisance claims

Client Comments

"David Barry is absolutely outstanding -- practical, thorough, knowledgeable, and very skilled."

Office Location

Merrill's Wharf
254 Commercial Street
Portland, ME 04101
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) of the Portland-ME Metro Area2016 Lawyer of the Year in Bet-the-Company Litigation of the Portland-ME Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Criminal Defense: White-Collar of the Portland-ME Metro Area
David E. Barry has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!David E. Barry has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!David E. Barry has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation (White-Collar Criminal Defense)
Commercial Litigation (Business Disputes, Civil Litigation, Complex Litigation, White-Collar Criminal Defense)
Criminal Defense: White-Collar (Environmental Crimes, Federal, Fraud, Government Investigations, Internal Investigations, Qui Tam/False Claims Act)
Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

Other Information

Gender: Male