Dave Buffa is a member of the firm’s Securities Litigation and Regulation practice group. He represents broker-dealers, investment advisors and other financial firms in connection with investigations from SEC, FINRA and State Regulators, as well as customer-initiated arbitrations and civil complaints. Dave also conducts internal investigations for the firm’s financial services clients, including investigations into potential employee misconduct.
Formerly with J.P. Morgan Chase, Dave gained significant in-house experience with the firm’s global compliance policy group. In that role, Dave focused on the development and revision of compliance policies across the firm’s lines of business, with a particular concentration on global financial crimes matters, including Anti-Money Laundering, Know Your Customer, Anti-Corruption, Customer Identification Programs and Sanctions.
Dave earned his B.A. in Philosophy from Columbia University, where he remains an active alumnus and former member of the heavyweight crew team. He earned his J.D. from Brooklyn Law where he served as Executive Notes and Comments Editor for the Brooklyn Journal of International Law. Also at law school, David interned with Hon. Judge Sandra Townes in the Eastern District of New York and Legal Aid.
News & Publications
- August 8, 2016Cooperation Credit in Enforcement Proceedings: The Importance of Independence
Securities regulators and enforcement agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), have programs in place t… Read more