David Bouchard

Partner

david@finchmccranie.com

David Bouchard is an accomplished trial lawyer who represents companies and individuals in complex criminal and civil matters. He has received high praise from jurors, judges, and clients for his courtroom advocacy and has been recognized by Best Lawyers and U.S. News and World Report as a top-tier white-collar criminal defense and commercial litigator.

Throughout his legal career, David has successfully defended businesses and people responding to investigations and cases initiated by federal and state law enforcement authorities. David has represented business executives and owners, public officials, lobbyists, doctors, nurses, and healthcare providers, consultants, and professional athletes in response to alleged violations of various federal criminal laws, including conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud, health care fraud, securities fraud, bribery, public corruption, racketeering, and money laundering, among others. David's practice is national, and he has handled cases in federal or state courts in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Washington, D.C., New Jersey, and Colorado.

In addition, David has represented and advised companies responding to whistleblower complaints and government investigations. As part of that work, he has conducted numerous sensitive internal investigations. Further, David has counseled companies on how to develop and improve compliance programs on various issues, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

David also has substantial experience representing companies involved in complex commercial disputes. He began his legal career with a prominent international law firm, where he excelled on major commercial litigation for some of the world's largest companies, including more than ten Fortune 500 companies. Through taking the lead on depositions, dispositive motions, evidentiary hearings, and settlement negotiations, David helped his clients save tens of millions of dollars.

In his free time, David is active in the Atlanta community. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for The Posse Foundation Atlanta. David is a graduate of the LEAD Atlanta program (2017), and he has mentored numerous law school students through the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. David has also been called upon to lecture on trial advocacy and litigation strategy to law school students.

Prior to attending law school, David received a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship from the United States Department of State. David served in Haiphong, Vietnam.

Education

J.D., New York University School of Law
Honors: Orison S. Marden Award for Best Oralist (Fall), National Moot Court Competition Award
Activities: Trial Advocacy Team, Moot Court Board

B.A., Northwestern University
cum laude
Honors: Departmental Honors in Political Science
Activities: Trial Advocacy Team

Fellowships

Fulbright Scholarship (2008 - 2009, Vietnam)

Prior Associations

Jones Day (2012 - 2019)

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