David C. Tobin: Lawyer with Tobin, O'Connor & Ewing

David C. Tobin

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Antitrust
  • Criminal Conspiracy
  • Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Extortion
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Grand Jury Practice
  • International Criminal Law
  • Money Laundering
  • Wire Fraud
  • White Collar Crime
  • Embezzlement
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Fraud
  • Administrative Law
University Westminster College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1981
Law SchoolGeorge Washington University, J.D., with high honors, 1984
Admitted1984, Pennsylvania; 1985, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1986, District of Columbia; 1993, Maryland
Memberships The District of Columbia Bar; Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations.
BornNew Castle, Pennsylvania, March 3, 1959

David C. Tobin heads the firm’s litigation practice. In twenty-five years of practice, he has successfully represented individuals and corporations, as both plaintiffs and defendants, in a host of trials in federal and state courts nationwide. In the commercial arena, he has represented the nation’s leading supplier of educational supplies, a major commercial real estate developer in the Washington D.C. metropolitan areas, the principal officers of a leading worldwide actuarial firm, and one of the fastest growing telecom firms in Northern Virginia. His cases have involved a variety of substantive issues, including ERISA, restrictive covenant litigation, corporate governance and control, fiduciary duties, and breach of contract. Mr. Tobin’s criminal defense practice has included representation of a high-level Presidential appointee in connection with potential grand jury investigation issues, the general counsel of a Fortune Global 500 company in connection with the investigation of violations of various federal international trade restrictions, a privately-owned defense contracting company in a United States Defense Department investigation of alleged billing irregularities, and a Saudi Arabian-based educational institution in response to a raid and investigation conducted jointly by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Tobin served as a law clerk to the Hon. Judge John R. Brown on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Thereafter, he entered practice with the international law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld in its Washington D.C. office, where he was elected a partner in 1992. He subsequently served as a founding partner of Tobin, O’Connor, & Ewing. Additional: Order of the Coif.


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David C. Tobin

5335 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20015


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