An experienced trial lawyer, former federal prosecutor, and Chambers USA-ranked white collar litigator, David I. Miller focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense, government and internal investigations, securities and commodities enforcement, cryptocurrency enforcement and regulatory issues, complex civil litigation, and cybersecurity, anti-money laundering, and national security matters. Previously, David served for five years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York (S.D.N.Y.), over half that time as a member of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force. He also served as a terrorism prosecutor with the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, as an Assistant General Counsel for the Central Intelligence Agency, and as a white collar, securities, and commercial litigation attorney in private practice. Before joining Greenberg Traurig, David was a partner at another global law firm.
David represents a variety of clients – including banks, broker-dealers, hedge funds, private equity funds, investment companies and advisers, public and private companies, cryptocurrency exchanges and funds, and senior officers, directors, managers, and other individuals – facing risks of government investigation, criminal, civil and regulatory enforcement and prosecution, related civil litigation, and in matters requiring complex internal investigations. David regularly assists clients facing insider trading, market manipulation (including spoofing), accounting fraud, valuation fraud, and other securities/commodities and financial fraud issues; cryptocurrency/blockchain scrutiny; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Bank Secrecy Act/anti-money laundering compliance concerns; and issues implicating cybersecurity, forfeiture, and national security matters. To this end, David represents clients before federal and state courts, the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney's Offices, Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, self-regulatory organizations, state attorneys general offices, and other regulators and enforcement authorities.
David is recognized by Chambers USA as a leading white collar lawyer in New York, where clients have described him as “a great advocate who provides sound advice to his clients and can tell them what they need to hear.” He has also been described as “fearless and tireless in his defense of his clients” and as “an effective trial lawyer who is unique in his ability to see the big picture, as well as the political and business implications of the case for the client.” Notably, clients have stated that David “provides excellent service – he’s proactive, incredibly responsive and professional.” Further, clients have noted that David “knows the cryptocurrency market inside and out and moves at the speed of light,” is “very knowledgeable, strategic, experienced and highly communicative,” and that David’s “experience in government is extremely valuable”—to this end, he is “excellent in dealing with the government.” Similarly, The Legal 500 US notes that David has been praised by industry insiders for his “sharp mind, strategic thinking and client-focused advice.” David has also been recognized as a New York Super Lawyer in the area of white collar criminal defense (2015-present), as a “key lawyer” in Greenberg Traurig’s white collar/corporate investigations and blockchain/fintech practices by The Legal 500, and as a “Future Leader" by Who’s Who Legal.
As an experienced trial and appellate litigator with more than two decades of white collar criminal and financial litigation experience (as both a federal prosecutor and defense lawyer), David represents clients at all stages of litigation through trial and appeal. David has conducted 10 jury and bench trials, several of which were multi-defendant trials, including securities and accounting fraud trials, with guilty verdicts secured for nearly all defendants on all counts. As an appellate advocate, David has briefed and argued several appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
While he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in S.D.N.Y.’s Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, David was responsible for investigating and prosecuting a wide range of high-profile securities and commodities fraud offenses, including insider trading, investment adviser fraud, offering fraud, accounting fraud, options backdating, market manipulation, reverse mergers, credit default swap schemes, hedge fund improprieties, and Ponzi schemes. David handled multiple insider trading matters and was part of a team of prosecutors leading the government’s investigation and prosecution of Operation Perfect Hedge, which resulted in the conviction of more than 80 individuals for insider trading offenses since 2009. As part of his duties, he worked closely with, and coordinated parallel civil enforcement proceedings with, the SEC, CFTC, FINRA, and other regulatory agencies. While David was an Assistant U.S. Attorney, he also prosecuted numerous other criminal offenses, including bank, mail, wire, health care, and tax fraud; credit card fraud and identity theft; money laundering; obstruction of justice and false statements; terrorism offenses; export control violations; and narcotics, firearms, and robbery offenses. Additionally, he has experience with asset forfeiture issues, having litigated several criminal and civil forfeiture proceedings.
David previously served as a terrorism prosecutor with the DOJ’s Counterterrorism Section in Washington, D.C., where he investigated and prosecuted several high-profile terrorism-related cases through trial. He also served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, where he investigated and prosecuted white collar, firearms, narcotics, and gang-related offenses through trial.
David’s career includes his time as an Assistant General Counsel for the Central Intelligence Agency, where he litigated and prosecuted cases on the CIA’s behalf (including classified and state secrets matters); was the assigned CIA representative to the prosecution team in United States v. I. Lewis (“Scooter”) Libby (D.D.C.); regularly advised senior CIA officials; and represented the CIA at high-level, interagency meetings implicating sensitive national security issues.
Before joining government service in 2005, David spent six-and-a-half years as a securities, complex commercial, and bet-the-company litigator with two large law firms in New York.
David has been recognized for his public service with Department of Justice and Central Intelligence Agency awards, is regularly quoted in the news media, and often appears on television news programs providing expert opinion.
David is also a technical advisor for the popular Showtime drama series “Billions.”
- White-collar criminal defense
- Securities and commodities litigation and enforcement proceedings
- Corporate internal investigations
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
- Bank Secrecy Act
- Anti-money laundering issues
- Appellate litigation
- Forfeiture litigation
- Compliance counseling
- National security matters