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 or contract matters before the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, 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, compliance with generally accepted auditing standards, false claims, foreign corrupt practices, safety and soundness compliance, fair lending, and suspension and debarment.

Mr. Carney has conducted internal investigations on behalf of U.S. and foreign public company boards and audit committees relating to these and other matters.

Mr. Carney also represents debtors and creditors in litigated proceedings in and related to Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. His representations include the creditors committee of a medical products company, engineering and construction firms, an industrial and environmental services firm, an airline, a manufacturer of disposable foodservice products and a software developer.



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


  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
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  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Government Service

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