David G. Barger focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense, government investigations, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations, corporate compliance, including FCPA compliance, criminal and civil tax and FBAR matters, and complex commercial litigation. His practice includes representing companies and individuals in civil and criminal government investigations often involving government contract issues; and handling complex civil litigation and trials, in both state and federal courts in such areas as commercial transactions, construction, government contracts, employment and real estate.
Mr. Barger is head of the Northern Virginia Litigation Practice. His representation has included corporations, corporate executives and professionals such as attorneys, accountants and physicians in fields such as environmental matters, FCPA matters, health care, criminal tax, public official investigations, copyright and trademark, securities and SEC matters, appellate representations, government contracts, and immigration. He has over 35 years of experience as a trial attorney in complex litigation and has tried well over 100 cases.
Mr. Barger was a federal prosecutor in the EDVA Fraud Section and the Department of Justice for approximately 16 years. He was lead counsel in hundreds of cases involving complex fraud issues.
While working as an assistant U.S. attorney, he handled fraud investigations and prosecutions throughout the district, including Alexandria, Norfolk and Richmond, Virginia. He also served as the coordinator for the Environmental Crimes Task Force for the district and the ethics officer and professional responsibility officer. From February 1998 to September 1999, he was detailed to the Office of the Independent Counsel, the Honorable Kenneth W. Starr, where he supervised the Alexandria Office from July 1998 to September 1999 and handled certain high profile investigations and prosecutions. Mr. Barger was the lead prosecutor and supervisor of the investigative and trial team in the criminal tax prosecution of United States v. Webster L. Hubbell, et al. From 1984 to 1989, Mr. Barger was a trial attorney for the Department of Justice, Tax Division, Criminal Tax Section where he investigated and tried numerous criminal tax cases throughout the U.S. From 1981 to 1984 he was an assistant professor of political science and law at James Madison University.
He is an adjunct faculty member of Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law and has taught criminal trial procedure since 1998.