Before entering private practice, Don served as Deputy General Counsel at UBS Financial Services Inc. for six years. At UBS, Don managed the Private Client Litigation Group, which handled litigation arising from the firm’s nationwide retail branches. He also advised business clients at UBS on risk management, best practices, and changes in the legal and regulatory environment.
Don also formerly served as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, where he handled complex white collar crime cases and trained new federal prosecutors. He also taught trial advocacy for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) and served as a special instructor at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA.
•Financial services litigation
•Complex commercial litigation
•Financial services regulatory/compliance
•White collar, regulatory defense and internal investigations
Recognition & Leadership
Awards & Accolades
•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Securities Regulation, 2018-2019
•Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms Edition, Law Firm of the Year, Banking & Finance - Litigation, 2017
•Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Securities Litigation - Defense, 2016
Professional & Community Involvement
•Member, Bar Association of San Francisco
•Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
•Member, New York State Bar Association, Securities Litigation Committee
•Former Member, Securities Industry Association (now SIFMA), Arbitration Committee
•Former Member, NASD (now FINRA), National Arbitration and Mediation Committee
•Former Co-Chair, American Bar Association, Securities Arbitration Subcommittee, Committee on Business and Corporate Litigation, Section of Business Law
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