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David Patrick Vaughn

David Patrick Vaughn

Criminal Defense, NCAA Defense & Business and University Investigations
  • White Collar Crime, Criminal Law, DUI & DWI
  • California
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Summary

Harvard Law School and UC Hastings educated former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Deputy District Attorney and Congressional Counsel aggressively defends companies, individuals and universities in state and federal white collar criminal cases and investigations, and civil, regulatory and administrative proceedings. He also led the investigations practice in California for a publicly-traded consulting firm which has more than 3,800 employees in 24 countries. His experience includes Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), fraud, bribery, kickbacks, thefts of trade secrets, unfair competition, employee misconduct, product recalls, public corruption, tax, money laundering, and NCAA Enforcement matters. He has won nearly 90% of his felony jury trials, ranging from narcotics and property crimes to fraud, bribery, public corruption and murder. He has handled approximately 30 trials and 1,000 preliminary hearings, briefed and argued suppression and other motions in state and federal courts, and has briefed and argued cases in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Education
Harvard Law School
I took classes at Harvard Law School as part of my masters degree at Harvard University
University of California - Berkeley
B.A.
Honors: Graduation with Honors
Harvard University
other (1993) | Coursework included classes at Harvard Law School
University of California Hastings College of the Law
J.D. (1987)
Activities: Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly; Full-Time Judicial Extern to a Presiding Judge of the California Court of Appeal
Professional Experience
Attorney at Law
Law Offices of David Vaughn
Current
Former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Deputy District Attorney and Congressional Counsel specializing in defending companies, individuals and universities in state and federal white collar criminal cases and investigations, and NCAA, civil, regulatory and administrative proceedings.
Managing Director, Global Risk and Investigations
FTI Consulting
Current
Started and led the investigations practice in California for a publicly-traded consulting firm which has more than 3,800 employees in 24 countries. Cases included FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act FCPA), fraud, bribery, kickbacks, thefts of trade secrets, unfair competition, employee misconduct, product recalls, public corruption, tax, money laundering, and NCAA Enforcement matters.
Assistant United States Attorney
United States Attorney's Office
Current
Investigated and prosecuted white collar crimes, including bribery, kickbacks, money laundering, student loan fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, healthcare fraud, false claims, illegal imports and exports (ITAR, USML, IEEPA, EAR), and tax crimes.
Deputy District Attorney
Los Angeles County District Attorney
Current
Prosecuted white collar crimes such as political corruption, public corruption, election law violations, as well as violent crimes such as murder and robbery.
District Director
United States Congress
Current
Managed a United States Congressman's District Office.
State Bar Deputy Trial Counsel
State Bar of California
Current
Investigated and prosecuted attorneys for unethical conduct.
Deputy District Attorney
Los Angeles County District Attorney
Current
Prosecuted felonies and misdemeanors, including murder, robbery, fraud, and DUI.
Counsel
United States Congress
Current
Counsel to a Congressional subcommittee.
Legislative Assistant
United States Congress
Current
Policy advisor to a United States Congressman.
Full-Time Judicial Extern
California Court of Appeal
Current
Analyzed pleadings, conducted legal research, and wrote bench memoranda of proposed opinions of the court.
Speaking Engagements
From Tip to Indictment: How Prosecutorial Decisions are Made, University of Southern California
A Comparison of Federal and State Grand Jury Procedures, Criminal Justice Inns of Court
Defending Corruption and Espionage Cases, Presentation to US and Foreign Judges
Best Practices for Internal Investigations, American Bar Association WC White Collar Crime Committee
Best Practices in Internal Investigations, Internal Training for In-House Counsel and Investigative Staff of Fortune 500 corporation
Top 10 Mistakes in International Investigations, American Lawyer Top 100 law firm internal training
Responding to NCAA Investigations, Confidential
Responding to NCAA Investigations, FTI Consulting
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Member
Current
California State Bar # 132689
Member
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • White Collar Crime
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
Additional Practice Areas
  • FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act)
  • Insider Trading
  • Fraud
  • NCAA Defense
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Law Offices of David Vaughn
Contact & Map
Law Offices of David Vaughn
2 California Plaza
350 S Grand Ave, Suite 3550
Los Angeles, CA 90071
USA
Telephone: (213) 973-9175