David J. Schindler

Co-Chair, White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice at Latham & Watkins LLP

David J. Schindler

David J. Schindler

Co-Chair, White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice at Latham & Watkins LLP

Biography

David Schindler is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins and former Co-chair of the firm's White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice. His practice focuses on the defense of white collar and government investigations, healthcare fraud and abuse, intellectual property, e-commerce, business litigation, and civil litigation.

Mr. Schindler has conducted internal investigations and represented companies, Boards of Directors and individuals in connection with trials, ancillary proceedings and government investigations involving a wide array of criminal, quasi-criminal and regulatory matters including:


Accounting fraud



Computer fraud and abuse



Extortion



Foreign corrupt practices



Healthcare fraud and abuse



Industrial espionage



Securities fraud



Taxation

Mr. Schindler is an experienced and well-respected speaker and has delivered lectures and instruction throughout the world on conducting internal investigations, financial statement fraud, healthcare fraud and abuse, computer law, cybercrime, computer intrusions and corporate compliance.

Mr. Schindler is recognized as a leading white-collar crime and government investigations litigation attorney in numerous publications including, his Band 1 recognition by Chambers USA, the 2013, 2009 and 2008 editions of The Legal 500 US, where he was recognized for his trade secrets and white collar litigation work, and his 2013 recognition by Euromoney as a “Life Sciences Industry Star.” He was also named “Outstanding Healthcare Fraud and Compliance Lawyer” by Nightingale’s Healthcare News in 2007 and 2005.

He has received the "Attorney General's Award For Distinguished Service," the "Director's Award For Superior Performance" and multiple special achievement awards from the Department of Justice.

Mr. Schindler's representative experience includes:

Lead counsel in the successful defense of Tenet Healthcare subsidiary in connection with two federal criminal trials alleging violations of the anti-kickback statute. Both cases ended in hung juries and the government ultimately dismissed the criminal cases
Lead counsel representing Tenet Healthcare in connection with government investigations nationwide.
Represented a Fortune 500 company in connection with alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. No charges filed
Represented a Fortune 500 company in connection with alleged violations of campaign finance laws. No charges filed
Represented major accounting firm in connection with a criminal investigation by a state entity. No charges filed.
Represented a pharmaceutical manufacturer in connection with a criminal investigation into alleged off-label promotion. No charges filed.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Schindler was senior litigation counsel and the computer fraud and telecommunications coordinator for the Los Angeles United States Attorneys Office. He served on the Attorney General's Advisory Committee Working Group on Computer Crime and he handled numerous high-profile prosecutions, including the following:

Fraud conviction of the then-sitting Governor of Arizona in United States v. John Symington, III
False statement conviction of the former chief of American Savings in United States v. Charles Knapp, et al.
Securities fraud and racketeering conviction in the largest bogus municipal bond scheme in United States v. John Anthony Genetti, et al.
Conviction of a notorious computer hacker for theft of proprietary software in United States v. Kevin David Mitnick
Conviction of computer hackers for rigging radio contests and accessing law enforcement wiretaps in United States v. Kevin Lee Poulsen, et al.

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David J. Schindler
Co-Chair, White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice at Latham & Watkins LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1987

UCLA School of Law is the youngest top law school in the nation. After more than 60 years, our school has never felt bound by outmoded ideas of how law should be taught or studied. Instead, beginning in the 1950s, UCLA created its own tradition - a tradition of innovation.

BA
Class of 1983

University of California Berkeley National rankings: In a National Research Council analysis of 212 doctoral programs at American universities, 48 Berkeley programs place among the top 10 nationwide. Faculty awards and honors: There are 8 Nobel Laureates, 32 MacArthur Fellows, and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners among the current faculty. History of UC Berkeley: Historical highlights, arranged by topic, following the campus's development — from UC's founding in 1868 to a turn-of-the-century building boom, a research explosion in the 1930s, the Free Speech Movement of the '60s, and Berkeley's key role today in science and technology revolutions. Timeline of discoveries and contributions by UC Berkeley scholars. Traditions of Cal: Who was the Angel of Death? What's with the "Big C" up there in the hills — and why is it sometimes green? Who wears Oski's jolly bear head and size 54 yellow sweater? Tours and webcams: Check out what's happening on Sproul Plaza, the campus's true heart. See stunning live views of the Bay Area from the Lawrence Hall of Science's perch in the Berkeley hills. Chancellor and administration: Information on Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George W. Breslauer, and how the university is organized. Organizational charts are included. UC System overview and links: On the campuses, laboratories, and medical centers that comprise UC's public educational system, as well as UC's K-12 partnerships, economic impact, and agriculture and environmental resources.

Career History
Co-Chair, White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice
Current

Latham & Watkins LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm offers services in the areas of finance, litigation, tax, banking, life sciences, private equity, real estate, government relations, employment law, and outsourcing. The firm practices in a spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas. Latham & Watkins was established in 1934 and is based in New York, New York.

Computer Fraud & Telecommunications Coordinator, US Attorney's Office, Central District of California
Prior

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interests of the United States according to the law; ensures public safety against threats foreign and domestic; provides federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeks just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and ensures fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Boards & Committees
Member of the Working Group on Computer Crime, Attorney General's Advisory Committee
Prior

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interests of the United States according to the law; ensures public safety against threats foreign and domestic; provides federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeks just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and ensures fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Political Donations
$500
2020

Vice President, General Counsel at WasteZero

$500
2019

President at Executive Office of the President Under Joseph R. Biden

$1,000
2019

President at Executive Office of the President Under Joseph R. Biden

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Actavis, Inc. purchases Warner Chilcott Plc resulting in a new company Allergan Plc

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Bausch Health Cos., Inc. purchases Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the California Bar
Other Affiliations

David J. Schindler is affiliated with Latham & Watkins LLP, United States Department of Justice

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