David S. Weinstein
Areas of Practice in Litigation
White Collar Litigation
In July 2011, David S. Weinstein joined Clarke Silverglate as a partner specializing in White Collar Criminal Defense, Seized Asset Recovery, Financial Fraud Investigations, Corporate Corruption, Anti-Money Laundering and FCPA Compliance.
From July 2009 through June 2011 David was a partner at WNF Law, PA, where he was part of the firm’s Financial Fraud and Asset Recovery Section. David’s work included his participation in the complete recovery of $1.9 million dollars seized by the Drug Enforcement Administration from the operating account of a local Miami-Dade County automotive dealership. David also negotiated a favorable settlement for a client in what began as a multi-million dollar money laundering case, where the charge was ultimately reduced to aiding and abetting an illegal money remitting business.
From 1998 through 2009 David was an Assistant United States Attorney for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida. Prior to that time, David worked for more than nine years as an Assistant State Attorney for the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office.
During his tenure as an Assistant United States Attorney, David was assigned to the Appellate, Narcotics, Major Crimes and Public Integrity/National Security/Criminal Civil Rights Sections. As an Assistant United States Attorney, David tried 35 jury trials. These cases were primarily multi-defendant, multi-jurisdictional, international drug conspiracy cases. David served as a Deputy Chief in the Major Crimes and Narcotics Sections, as the Chief of the Narcotics Section and at the time of his departure, he served as the Chief of the Public Integrity/National Security/Criminal Civil Rights Section. As Chief of this section, David was the direct supervisor for a dozen Assistant United States Attorneys who were responsible for investigating and prosecuting Public Corruption, Domestic and International National Security, and Criminal Civil Rights cases throughout the entire District. David also served as a member of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys Evaluation and Research Team. This assignment required David to travel to United States Attorney’s offices throughout the United States to participate in the annual inspections of those offices.
During his time at the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office, David served as Chief of the Narcotics Section, the Robbery and Career Criminal Section, and at the time of his departure from the State Attorney’s Office, as Deputy Chief of the Felony Division. As an Assistant State Attorney, David tried 70 felony jury trials of varying degrees, including a first degree murder prosecution
United States District Court, Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida
Honors & Awards
Director’s Award - Executive Office for United States Attorneys
Outstanding Performance by an Assistant United States Attorney, 1999
Administrator’s Award – Drug Enforcement Administration
Outstanding Contributions to Drug Law Enforcement, 2002
University of Miami Law School, J.D. 1987
State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A. (Political Science) 1984
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