David Bouchard defends companies and individuals in high-stakes criminal and civil matters that have received national media coverage. He has significant experience representing clients in criminal cases raising allegations of financial fraud, health care fraud, securities fraud, bribery, racketeering, and violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute. David also has substantial experience representing clients involved in commercial disputes relating to a diverse range of industries, including aviation, nuclear power, and credit reporting. He has represented numerous clients who are facing various types of criminal or civil investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and other investigative agencies. David's experience covers all stages of litigation, including factual investigation, discovery management, witness preparation, motions practice, and trial preparation.
David is active in the Atlanta community. He is a member of the LEAD Atlanta class of 2017. He serves on the Leadership Council for The Posse Foundation and mentors law school students through the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. Additionally, David serves as co-chair of the Atlanta Office's Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement Committee.
Prior to attending law school, David served as a Fulbright scholar in Haiphong, Vietnam. While there, he worked as an English professor at Haiphong Private University.
Mesa obtains summary judgment in commercial dispute with Accessory Overhaul Group
Jones Day represented Mesa Air Group, Inc. and Mesa Airlines, Inc. ("Mesa") in a dispute with Accessory Overhaul Group, Inc. ("AOG"), which provided wheel, tire, and brake overhaul services to Mesa's fleet of regional aircraft from 2007 to 2012.
Georgia Power disputes construction claims related to design of two new nuclear units, Vogtle Units 3 & 4
Jones Day represented Georgia Power Company and the other owners of the Vogtle Units 3 & 4 Project in Waynesboro, Georgia in a 3-year litigation concerning more than $1.5 billion in alleged cost overruns relating to the licensing, design and construction of the first new nuclear power projects licensed in the U.S. in over 30 years.
Former Atlanta School Superintendent Beverly Hall defends allegations of cheating on standardized tests
Jones Day represented former Atlanta School Superintendent Beverly Hall in connection with allegations of cheating on standardized tests by school system personnel.
CEO of information technology company resolves SEC investigation
Jones Day represented the former CEO of an information technology company in a settlement to resolve allegations related to an SEC investigation of the company's financial disclosure.
- February 2015Voluntary Disclosure of Corporate Misconduct to the Government: Considerations
- New York University (J.D. 2012; Orison S. Marden Award for Best Moot Court Oralist, National Moot Court Competition); Fulbright Scholar (Vietnam, 2009); Northwestern University (B.A. cum laude 2008)
- Intern, United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia (June-August 2010)
Winner — Georgia: "Commercial Litigation Department of the Year" (2014) and "General Litigation Department of the Year" (2013), Daily Report