Press Release May 13, 2019

David Callaway, Former U.S. Attorney Criminal Division Chief and Economic Crimes Unit Head for Northern California, Joins Goodwin White Collar Practice in Silicon Valley

Global law firm Goodwin announced today that David Callaway has joined the firm’s White Collar Defense practice as a partner in the Silicon Valley office.

Callaway, the former chief of the criminal division and head of the white collar unit at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California, advises clients on a wide range of white collar cases, complex cross-border commercial litigation and internal investigations. During Callaway’s nearly 20-year tenure at the U.S. Attorney’s office, he also served as chief of the San Jose Branch and as a member the office’s computer hacking and intellectual property unit. With over 30 years of criminal law and trial practice, including stints with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office and U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, Callaway has handled federal, state and military criminal cases related to economic crime and securities fraud, national security, public corruption, cybercrime, trade secret, OFAC and export enforcement, and money laundering, and tried over 40 cases to verdict.

“Goodwin’s White Collar Defense practice has some of the most skilled lawyers in the business,” said Callaway. “Grant Fondo, with whom I worked closely at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, has helped Goodwin build a powerhouse white collar practice in Northern California that I am thrilled to be part of as we continue to expand on the West Coast.”

Callaway received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He is admitted to the California State Bar.

He can be reached at and 650.752.3261.

Goodwin’s White Collar Defense practice has successfully represented Fortune 500 companies, corporate executives, directors and other individual business leaders in some of the United States’ most sensitive, complex and high-profile white collar litigation and trials. The practice is recognized as a legal industry leader by top publications including Chambers USA, The Legal 500 and Benchmark Litigation.