Dave Woll is a seasoned litigator with more than three decades of experience handling complex criminal and civil matters, as well as sophisticated internal and external corporate investigations. Mr. Woll is a former federal prosecutor in the District of Columbia and New York, as well as a former Senior Counsel in the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). He has tried more than 70 cases to verdict in criminal cases involving charges of securities fraud, bank fraud, wire fraud, bribery, embezzlement, tax evasion, narcotics distribution, weapons possession, and conspiracy. Mr. Woll also has served in the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the U.S. Department of the Treasury in positions that provided him with broad experience and insight into the inner workings of the federal government.
Before joining Briglia Hundley, Mr. Woll worked in the Office of General Counsel for the Treasury Department where he helped implement the CARES Act, including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Mr. Woll also served as Deputy General Counsel for Enforcement and Fair Housing for HUD. In that role, Mr. Woll led significant enforcement matters, including investigations of major social media companies’ housing advertising platforms. He also led HUD’s Office of Program Enforcement (OPE) which coordinates litigation and administrative actions for HUD and enforces the legal requirements of HUD’s programs. In this role, Mr. Woll oversaw HUD enforcement actions that sought suspension and debarment of mortgage lending institutions and imposition of fines against owners of multifamily properties. Under Mr. Woll’s leadership, OPE also assisted the Department of Justice in qui tam and False Claims Act cases.
Before joining HUD, Mr. Woll served as a Senior Counsel at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. There, he handled major enforcement investigations and disciplinary proceedings against domestic and international accounting firms and auditors, including matters involving the Big Four and Global Network accounting firms.
Mr. Woll’s bedrock foundation of experience includes service as an enforcement attorney with the SEC and 11 years in the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices in New York and the District of Columbia where he prosecuted complex financial fraud cases and other large criminal conspiracies. Mr. Woll also has extensive appellate experience. He has appeared numerous times before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the Second Circuit, and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.
Mr. Woll graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
Case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case. Results in past cases do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future case undertaken by the lawyer.
- Mr. Woll was part of a team that successfully prosecuted a first-of-its-kind voicemail pump and dump securities fraud scheme in which fraudulent voicemails were used to induce investors throughout the United States to purchase shares of five publicly traded companies. United States v. Roderic L. Boling. (Link To Read More)
- Mr. Woll prosecuted a six-week jury trial in which two company executives were convicted of fraudulently obtaining more than $9 million through an advance fee scheme. United States v. Brad Russell and Kristopher Lange. (Link To Read More)
- Mr. Woll successfully tried the chief executive officer of an oil company for his role in a conspiracy to commit securities and wire fraud. The charges arose from the defendant’s participation in a scheme to artificially inflate the stock price of his company. United States v. Kamal Abdallah, 840 F.Supp.2d 584 (E.D.N.Y.2012)
- Mr. Woll prosecuted a three-week jury trial in which the Government convicted the chief executive officer of a holding company on charges of bank fraud, false statements, and conspiracy to commit bank fraud. The charges arose from the defendant’s scheme to defraud his company’s asset-based lender of $21 million. United States v. Courtney Dupree. (Link To Read More)
- Mr. Woll led the investigation which resulted in guilty pleas from two defendants in a $96 million nationwide Ponzi Scheme carried out by an investment manager based in Long Island. United States v. Brian Callahan. (Link To Read More)
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Member, American Bar Association
- Member, Federal Bar Association
Areas of Practice
- Criminal Defense
- Commercial Litigation
- White Collar Defense, Investigations, and Compliance Counseling
- Inspectors General Inquiries and Audits
- Accountants and Professional Liability
- Securities Litigation, Enforcement, and Regulation
- Personal Injury
- Washington, D.C.
- New York
- New Jersey
- Georgia (inactive)
- University of Virginia, Juris Doctor, 1990
- University of Maryland, Bachelor of Arts, 1987
Past Employment Positions
- Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia
- Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York
- Senior Counsel, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement
- Senior Counsel, Office of the U.S. Deputy Attorney General
- Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
- Senior Counsel, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of the General Counsel
- Senior Counsel, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, Division of Enforcement and Investigations.
- Acting Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
- Director of Superstorm Sandy Compliance, New Jersey of the Attorney General