David Moreno is an experienced first chair trial lawyer who represents clients in a wide range of areas, including complex civil and corporate litigation, white-collar defense, SEC investigations, and cross-border disputes. As lead counsel, David has tried well over 25 cases to verdict. He is a go-to strategic advisor to his clients with an intimate understanding of their business goals, direction, and structure, often advising them about wide-ranging opportunities and issues and the corresponding legal implications. David routinely provides counsel to executives and other high-profile individuals including politicians, athletes, entrepreneurs, and entertainers in high-stakes legal disputes and business transactions.
David has represented companies in both state and federal court in business disputes, real estate disputes, product liability matters, and financial transactions across the country. He has advised financial service providers, professional sports teams, construction companies, tech companies, restaurant groups, member-led associations, and manufacturers in litigation.
White Collar Defense
David represents clients in white collar matters including cross-border issues, healthcare fraud, securities fraud, and other financial crimes. He also leads independent investigations on behalf of his clients.
Sports and Entertainment Industry
David has represented professional athletes and entertainers in contract negotiations and has served as primary outside counsel to many high-profile athletes. He has represented professional sports teams in the United States and abroad in disputes as well as business transactions. David is certified by the National Basketball Players Association and the National Football League Players Association as a contract advisor.
David has also counseled C-suite executives, celebrities, athletes, ultra-high-net-worth individuals, and companies in complex crisis situations involving brand reputation. At his prior firm, he chaired the reputation management and brand protection practice.
David has served as primary outside counsel to several start-up companies in the tech, media, sports, and clean energy industries.
Manhattan DA’s Office
Earlier in his career, David served as an assistant district attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, where he prosecuted more than 1,200 criminal cases and tried 13 cases to verdict.
Outside the Firm
David enjoys helping entrepreneurs and has appeared on a Bloomberg TV and Apple TV show focused on entrepreneurship. Heis committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and has worked extensively to help create more equity in business, law, and sports.