honors + affiliations
Member, American Bar Association
Member, New York State Bar Association
- New York
- U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
David A. Snider is an associate in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice. Mr. Snider represents a broad range of institutional and individual clients primarily in criminal and civil white collar investigations and proceedings, internal investigations, and complex commercial litigation.
Mr. Snider has represented clients in matters brought by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), various U.S. Attorneys' Offices, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and other federal agencies. His experience in this area includes investigating and defending clients alleged to have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the False Claims Act (FCA), and federal securities and heathcare laws. He has also counseled clients on issues concerning the implementation and strengthening of corporate compliance programs.
In complex commercial cases, Mr. Snider has litigated disputes in federal and state courts involving breach of contract, deceptive trade practices and consumer fraud, qui tam actions, securities fraud, and a variety of other issues.
As part of his commitment to pro bono work, Mr. Snider has represented indigent clients in criminal, civil and administrative proceedings.
Some of Mr. Snider's notable matters have included:
- Representing a Global 500 logistics company in connection with multicountry FCPA and anticorruption internal investigations and responses to related inquiries by DOJ;
- Representing a Fortune 500 technology and communications company in connection with an FCA investigation by DOJ and the Federal Communications Commission and successfully persuading the government to decline to intervene in the relator's qui tam action;
- Representing an accused tipper in pre-trial, trial, and sentencing phases of a criminal insider trading prosecution by the United States Attorney's Office and in a related enforcement action by the SEC;
- Representing an accused tipper in an insider trading investigation by the United States Attorney's Office;
- Representing three individual consultants in an insider trading investigation of an expert networking firm by the U.S. Attorney's Office;
- Representing a corporate defendant in a several mortgage-related lawsuits, including a consumer fraud lawsuit by the New York Attorney General and numerous consumer fraud lawsuits by private plaintiffs in mass actions and qui tam actions;
- Representing a Fortune 500 chemical manufacturer and negotiating a favorable settlement in a civil action alleging breaches of joint venture agreement, technology licensing agreements, trademark agreements, as well as statutory trademark and breach of fiduciary duty claims; and
- Representing a former managing director of a large financial institution in an SEC investigation of collateralized debt obligations.
Mr. Snider received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Pace University School of Law in 2008, where he served as a senior member of the Pace Law Review. While in law school, Mr. Snider externed for Judge Denise Cote of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Mr. Snider received his B.A., cum laude, in political science from Colgate University in 2003.Mr. Snider is admitted to practice in New York and before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
- Pace University School of Law, 2008, J.D., Magna Cum Laude
- Colgate University, 2003, B.A., Cum Laude