David Oliwenstein, formerly senior counsel at the Securities & Exchange Commission, has joined Pillsbury’s Litigation practice in New York. Oliwenstein comes to the firm after five years at the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, adding new depth to Pillsbury’s financial services litigation capabilities.
David has wide-ranging investigatory experience that includes claims of accounting misconduct, insider trading, market manipulation, algorithmic trading, disclosure and broker-dealer violations, cybersecurity breaches, and offering frauds. He also served as a member of the SEC’s Market Abuse Unit, focusing on sophisticated insider trading schemes, complex market manipulation cases and market structure violations. Prior to his time at the SEC, he was in private practice at Cleary Gottlieb.
“David’s arrival marks an important expansion of our highly regarded corporate investigations & white-collar practice,” said Litigation section leader Deborah Baum. “Working alongside our existing team, which includes many former lawyers from the Justice Department and state and federal regulators, David’s recent experience at the SEC will allow us to provide even more comprehensive guidance to our clients.”
Pillsbury’s nationally ranked Corporate Investigations & White Collar Defense practice successfully represents U.S. and international clients in large-scale and cross-border government inquiries as well as civil and criminal litigation. The team handles federal and state grand jury investigations, state attorney general investigations, regulatory enforcement proceedings, and civil and criminal forfeiture matters for corporate clients, their officers, board members and executives.