David Lizmi represents clients in complex commercial litigations and cross-border disputes, as well as in internal and government investigations and white-collar criminal defense, with a particular focus on cybersecurity, anti-money laundering, securities fraud, bribery and corruption. David also has significant experience litigating claims brought pursuant to the Anti-Terrorism Act and Alien Tort Statute.

    Previously, David was an Assistant US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York (EDNY), where he served as the Office’s Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (CHIP) Coordinator and was a founding member of the EDNY Cybercrime Task Force. While a federal prosecutor, David investigated, prosecuted and tried complex, sensitive and high-profile cases across a broad spectrum of subject matters, including cybercrime, such as cryptocurrency-based money laundering, computer intrusions, ransomware attacks and espionage cases, as well as Bank Secrecy Act violations, securities fraud and public corruption, among other areas. While in the Office, David led the Cybercrime Task Force’s initiative into taking down fraudulent cryptocurrency exchanges, as well as numerous dark-web marketplaces.

    David also has extensive experience arguing complex legal matters before numerous appellate courts and specifically before the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

    Before becoming a federal prosecutor, David worked on large-scale securities, commercial and white-collar litigation at a large national law firm. Earlier in his career, David clerked for the Honorable Claire C. Cecchi, US District Court Judge for the District of New Jersey.

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    Education

    • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2010
    • University of Connecticut, B.A., 2007

    Admissions

    • New York, 2010

    Courts

    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
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