David E. Carney represents individuals and companies in civil and criminal investigations, complex litigation, and parallel proceedings involving private litigants, state and federal government regulators, and prosecutors.


Mr. Carney has represented clients involved in enforcement matters before the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the General Services Administration and the U.S. Postal Service. His experience in these matters includes the representation of corporations and their officers, directors and employees in investigations regarding financial reporting, foreign corrupt practices, compliance with generally accepted auditing standards, false claims, safety and soundness compliance, fair lending, and suspension and debarment.

Additionally, he has extensive experience with internal investigations involving various subject matters on behalf of public and private companies, their boards and their audit or special committees.

Mr. Carney holds various ethics and compliance certifications and also develops, implements and assesses compliance-related programs. He also has significant experience training clients in anti-corruption and other core corporate compliance programs.



  • J.D., College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, 1999
  • B.A., Swarthmore College, 1994


  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth and District of Columbia Circuits
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the District of Maryland and the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia


  • Law Clerk, Hon. Christine O.C. Miller, U.S. Court of Federal Claims (1999-2000)