David F. Axelrod: Lawyer with Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

David F. Axelrod

Partner
Columbus,  OH  U.S.A.
Phone614.628.4427

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Appellate
  • Taxation
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Federal Court Litigation
 
University University of Cincinnati, B.A., Political Science, with honors, 1975
 
Law SchoolAmerican University Washington College of Law, J.D., 1978 Law Review, Staff Member, 1976-1977, Senior Editor, 1977-1978
 
Admitted1978, Ohio; 1982, New York; 1982, New Jersey; United States Tax Court; United States Court of Appeals Second Circuit; United States Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit; United States Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit; United States District Court Southern District of Ohio; United States District Court Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
 
Memberships 

Professional and Community Affiliations
•American Bar Association
•Ohio State Bar Association
•Columbus Bar Association
•Columbus Bar Association, Chair, Audit Committee (member, 2008 - present)
•COSI, Community Board, 2014
•Temple Israel, Board of Trustees, 2009 - present
•Life Member, Judicial Conference of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
•Jewish Family Services, Board of Trustees, 2009 - 2013
•Jewish Family Services, Counsel to the Board, 2013 - present
•Columbus Jewish Day School, Board of Trustees, 2003 - 2010
•Member, United States Sentencing Commission Practitioners Advisory Group, 1992 - 2006
•Adjunct Professor, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Winter 2005 - 2006
•Chair, Committee on Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties, American Bar Association Tax Section, 1999 - 2001 (presently co-chair, Subcommittee on Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture)

 
BornCincinnati, Ohio, November 8, 1953
 
Biography

David F. Axelrod is a highly experienced trial lawyer who practices in the areas of Business Litigation, White Collar Defense, Corporate Investigations and Compliance, and Tax Controversies. Before joining Shumaker, Mr. Axelrod was a founding partner of Axelrod, Todd & Laliberte LLP, where he practiced in those areas.

Mr. Axelrod was also previously a Director in Deloitte Forensic and Dispute Services, where he co-led and led multi-disciplinary investigative teams in two European countries in the largest Foreign Corrupt Activities Act investigation in history. Prior to Deloitte, Mr. Axelrod was a partner in the law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, where his practice concentrated on representing corporations and individuals in criminal tax, money laundering, forfeiture, other white collar criminal cases, regulatory enforcement matters and business litigation.

Mr. Axelrod has advised businesses ranging from Fortune 500 to closely held corporations regarding the establishment of compliance and ethics programs. As a special counsel for the State of Ohio, he co-led the prosecution of the largest Blue Sky securities case in Ohio history, culminating in a trial lasting almost six months. He is a former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida and a former Trial Attorney for the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice. Mr. Axelrod served as a Law Clerk for United States District Judge David S. Porter.

Honors
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
•Best Lawyers in America, 2015
•Ohio Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine, 2004 - 2006, 2010 - 2015
•Who's Who in American Law (9th Edition)

News Releases
12.04.2014 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named to 2015 Ohio Super Lawyers and Ohio Rising Stars
08.21.2014 82 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015
12.05.2013 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named to 2014 Ohio Super Lawyers and Ohio Rising Stars

Publications
05.23.2013 A Rock and a Hard Place: Don't Become a Client's Surrogate in Communicating with the Government, insights Newsletter
04.08.2013 A Rock and a Hard Place: Don't Become a Client's Surrogate in Communicating With the Government, American Bar Association, White Collar Crime Committee Newsletter, Winter 2013
11.14.2012 Violating Federal Regs Can Have Criminal Consequences
11.14.2012 Criminal Law Places Corporations at Odds with Employees (Second of a Series), Columbus Business First
11.14.2012 IRS Renews Offshore Account Voluntary Disclosure Initiative
11.14.2012 IRS Reportedly Threatens to Challenge the Use of Kovel Accountants in Criminal Tax Cases
11.14.2012 Offshore Accounts in the Bullseye: IRS Targets Customers at 20 More Swiss Banks
11.14.2012 Clock is Ticking for Offshore Account Voluntary Disclosures
11.14.2012 Swiss Court Ruling May Scuttle U.S./Swiss Accord
06.21.2010 Swiss Legislature Approves Deal for Disclosure of Secret Accounts, Raising Stakes for U.S. Customers of Swiss Banks
05.2010 Parallel IRS (and Other) Civil and Criminal Proceedings Now Intersect
12.2009 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Why It Matters to Ohio Businesses, Columbus CEO Magazine
09.04.2009 First Circuit Decision May Narrow Work-Product Protection, The Daily Reporter - Columbus Bar Friday
08.2008 Conflict of Interests: EU Data Protection Statutes and US Corporate Investigations, The Champion
06.23.2007 Duke Case Shows Need to Reassess the Broad Powers Afforded to Prosecutors, Columbus Dispatch OpEd
03.2007 Electronic Records - Getting a Grip on Litigation Holds, Business Crimes Bulletin, (co-author)
12.2006 Getting Up to Speed on e-Discovery: Avoiding Unpleasant Surprises in Future Litigation, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services White Paper
06.2006 New Rules for Electronic Records? Business Crimes Bulletin, (co-author)
03.02.2006 Opening Pandora's Box: Locating Electronic Documents to be Produced in Discovery, ABA 2006 National Institute on White-collar Crime
02.04.2006 Scales of Justice Tipping Toward Prosecution, Columbus Dispatch OpEd
07.2005 The Best Defense Against Regulatory Action is an Effective Compliance Program, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
10.08.2004 Guidelines Toughened for Fighting Illegal Acts, Columbus Business First
07.22.2004 Stewart Case Underscores Sentencing Guideline Flaws, Columbus Dispatch OpEd
06.2004 What You Should Know About Obstruction of Justice, Ohio State Bar Association News You Can Use
06.2004 Obstruction of Justice Takes Many Forms, Ohio State Bar Association News You Can Use
06.01.2004 Obstruction of Justice: Definitions, Penalties, Columbus Daily Reporter
02.25.2004 Putting Stewart on Stand Would Have Been Iffy, Columbus Dispatch
05.2003 A Few Observations About Compliance Recordkeeping: Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Georgetown University Advanced State & Local Tax Institute
04.2003 White-collar Offenders' Most Frequently Asked Questions [or, You Can't Win Them All], The Champion
03.06.2003 Sending a Carbon Copy to the Government: The Duty to Search for Electronic Documents, ABA 2003 National Institute on White-collar Crime
11.2002 Corporate Compliance After Enron: Know the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, Columbus CEO
02.28.2002 The New Tax Laws - 26 U.S.C. Section 7212(a) and the One-Person Conspiracy, ABA 2002 National Institute on White-collar Crime
02.28.2002 The Role of the Internet in the Investigation and Defense of White-collar Cases, ABA 2002 National Institute on White-collar Crime
11.09.2001 Local Attorney Warns Business Owners: “Know Your Customer”, Columbus Daily Reporter
08.2001 Hard Times With Hard Drives: Paperless Evidence Issues That Can't Be Papered Over, The Champion
09.2000 The Sentencing “Guidelines” for Organizations: Still Writing on a Clean Slate, Corporate Counsel magazine, three part series, September, October and November 2000
2000 Insufficient Discovery and Inadequate Hearings: A Proposal to Cure Current Shortfalls in the Federal Sentencing System, Federal Sentencing Guidelines Reporter
06.13.1998 Starr Risks Being Branded a Heel in History, Columbus Dispatch
01.1994 Crime Doesn't Pay - But Counsel May (What Every Practitioner Needs to Know About Criminal Exposure in the Everyday Practice of Law), Corporate Counsel's Quarterly, January 1994 and ABA Criminal Justice Magazine, Fall 1993

Newsletters
Spring 2013 insights Newsletter - Spring 2013

Events and Presentations
05.29.2014 Crisis Management
12.05.2012 - 12.07.2012 Ask the Experts: Top Criminal Tax Practice Tips and Representation Strategies
06.2012 Public Corruption: The Nuts and Bolts of Federal Law, Ohio Lobbying Association
05.2011 Bank Secrecy, Tax Havens and Trends Toward Transparency: Liechtenstein and Beyond, (introductory remarks by Her Excellency Claudia Fritsche, Ambassador to the United States for the Principality of Liechtenstein), American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, White Collar Crime Committee and Tax Fraud Subcommittee
05.2011 The New Age of Corporate Liability / Corporate Compliance - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, White Collar Crime Committee, Midwest-Ohio Region
05.2010 Parallel IRS (and Other) Civil and Criminal Proceedings Now Intersect, American Bar Association Tax Section, Committee on Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties
2010 Foreign Assets: From Voluntary Disclosure to FATCA, American Bar Association National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and Tax Controversies
2010 Money Laundering, Forfeiture, and Restitution: Show Us the Money! American Bar Association National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and Tax Controversies
04.17.2009 Global Business Confidential - Data Privacy Issues in Cross-Border Investigations and Litigation, American Bar Association, Business Law Section
2009 Electronic Discovery in Criminal Trials, American Bar Association National Institute on White-collar Crime
11.11.2008 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Compliance Programs and Red Flags, Director's Roundtable Conference on International Regulation of Trade
09.15.2008 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Emerging Trends in Compliance Technologies, Institute of Internal Auditors, Northeast Ohio Chapter
09.13.2008 Self-Protection for Attorneys: Legal and Ethical Dilemmas in Defending Money Laundering Cases, American Bar Association Tax Section, Committee on Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties
06.19.2008 Current Trends in Financial Statement Fraud, Association of Corporate Counsel - Southwest Ohio Chapter
05.08.2008 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2008: The Nuts and Bolts of Conducting an Internal Investigation, Practicing Law Institute
05.05.2008 E-Discovery: Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Their Implications for Public Sector Corrections Departments, Corrections Technology Association
2007 Technology In and Out of the Courtroom: Document Gathering, Review & How to Prepare for Trial, American Bar Association National Institute on White-collar Crime
10.21.2006 Anti-Money Laundering Compliance, Politically Exposed Persons and AML Insurance Regulations, American Bar Association Tax Section, Committee on Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties
03.24.2006 Prosecution and Defense of Money Laundering Cases, Continuing Legal Education Options Network, Master Advocate's Institute Series
2006 Role of the Forensic Accountant During a Criminal Investigation, American Bar Association National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and Tax Controversies
2006 Houston, We Have a Problem: Requests for E-Discovery, American Bar Association National Institute on White-collar Crime
03.2005 - 06.2005 Corporate Compliance Institute 2005, Educating the Board on Compliance-Related Responsibilities, Practicing Law Institute
2005 Electronic Evidence and Discovery, American Bar Association National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and Tax Controversies
03.2004 - 06.2004 Corporate Compliance Institute 2004, Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley & Other Recent Developments on Compliance, Practicing Law Institute
2004 Ethical Problems Facing the Criminal Defense Lawyer, American Bar Association National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and Tax Controversies
04.2003 - 06.2003 Corporate Compliance Institute 2003, Experience from the Trenches - Practical Advice on Implementing Compliance Programs, Practicing Law Institute
2003 Dealing with the Bureau of Prisons: Preparing a Client for Incarceration, American Bar Association National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and Tax Controversies

 
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David F. Axelrod

41 South High Street, Suite 2400
ColumbusOH 43215




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