Dave Thomas is a partner in Taft’s Corporate Compliance and White Collar Criminal Defense practice. He advises and represents companies, executives, public officials, health care providers, and other professionals who are the subject of state and federal investigations and prosecutions involving the United States Department of Justice and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, as well as county prosecutors throughout the state. He has defended clients in complex matters involving federal agencies like the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Drug Enforcement Administration and state agencies such as the Ohio Auditor’s Office, Ohio Ethics Commission, and Ohio Inspector General.
Dave brings a broad range of experience to Taft’s criminal defense practice. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and has tried more than sixty cases in state and federal courts, in matters ranging from aggravated murder to corporate fraud and federal conspiracy. Dave has also argued in state and federal appeals courts and the Supreme Court of Ohio. He has served as lead counsel defending white collar cases ranging from ethics and public corruption to health care fraud, banking violations, Government contract fraud, tax fraud, money laundering, and environmental crime. He also serves on Taft's Executive Committee and is the Litigation Chair for Taft's Columbus office.