David B. Massey

David B. Massey

Perkins Coie LLP

Recognized since 2021

New York, New York

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

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David Massey is a former prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York who leads global companies, board committees, and senior executives through high-profile cross-border investigations, criminal prosecutions, and civil litigation.

David has obtained favorable results for clients in a broad range of cases. He negotiated the first corporate deferred prosecution agreement in the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) FIFA investigation, and he has represented dozens of subjects, targets, defendants, witnesses, and victims in government investigations. These include matters relating to alleged accounting fraud, foreign and domestic corruption, economic sanctions, money laundering, bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud, wire fraud, insider trading and other securities fraud, tax fraud, and related civil litigation.

As a federal prosecutor, David focused on complex cross-border fraud cases as a member of the SDNY’s Securities and Commodities Task Force. He tried 12 cases, argued 10 appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and secured the first-ever indictment and guilty plea of a non-U.S. bank for tax fraud.

David has been recognized by Chambers USA, The Legal 500, Global Investigations Review, Best Lawyers in America, and the National Law Journal in white collar defense. Chambers USA praised David as a “super talented lawyer” with “skill in seeing the overall strategy and seeing long-term where things are going.


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281 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar


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