David C. Silver is a founding partner of Silver Law Group, a nationally recognized law firm representing investors worldwide to recover their investment losses. David has received a Martindale Hubbell Preeminent “AV” Rating, the highest ratings given for general ethical standards and legal ability. David has spent his entire legal career in complex commercial litigation. David concentrates his practice in a wide variety of civil litigation, including business, securities, class actions, white-collar crime, and government investigations, with an emphasis on business-related disputes. David has also handled several high profile catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. David practices at the trial and appellate court levels across the United States.
As an established trial attorney, David focuses on implementing innovative and aggressive strategies to change the dynamics of a case and to obtain the best possible result in settlement or trial. David has litigated a wide variety of commercial disputes involving professional negligence, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, securities litigation, conversion, breach of contract, negligence, accountant malpractice, negligent misrepresentation, misappropriation of trade secrets, violation of consumer protection statutes, and tortious interference with contract and prospective business relationships.
In addition, on behalf of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), David has led multiple investigations into wrongdoing on the part of officers and directors of various closed financial institutions as well as investigations into D&O insurance carriers, fidelity bond carriers, attorneys, accountants/auditors, real estate appraisers, and brokerage professionals as they related to the downfall of certain closed financial institutions.
David began his legal career at Wicker Smith O’Hara McCoy Graham & Ford, a large Florida-based law firm. In April 2004, David joined the international law firm of Patton Boggs (now Squire Patton Boggs) LLP in Washington, D.C., where his practice as a trial lawyer involved all aspects of civil litigation, including noteworthy pro bono work. In 2010, David left Patton Boggs LLP and returned to Florida. He was a Partner at Blum & Silver, LLP until he co-founded Silver Law Group in 2011.
Acker, et al. v. Doeren Mayhew, Case No. 2:08-cv-11161-AJT-MAR (U.S. Dist. Ct. – Eastern District of Michigan): Obtained a favorable settlement as lead plaintiffs’ counsel to over 400 claimants in an action against Doeren Mayhew, a large Midwest accounting firm, wherein the firm was alleged to have failed to perform due diligence so as to recognize that its partners were running a Ponzi scheme. The accounting malpractice lawsuit alleged that Doeren Mayhew and two of its directors, along with their spouses, were a de facto part of the management of the Ponzi scheme, thus costing the unsuspecting investors in excess of $25 million.
FDIC v. [Confidential]: Led numerous investigations into wrongdoing on the part of officers, directors, and professionals of various closed financial institutions.
TANDI Partners LLC v. CRL Management LLC, et al., Case No. 1:13-cv-23900-KMM (U.S. Dist. Ct. – Southern District of Florida): Obtained a favorable settlement for a non-U.S.-based investor.
Burt v. Key Trading LLC, et al., Case No. 2:12-cv-06333-KM-MCA (U.S. Dist. Ct. – District of New Jersey): Obtained $1.8 million Final Judgment for former professional football player against several individuals, and their corporate entity, who had misappropriated the $1.8 million. After having obtained the judgment in the full amount of our client’s loss, Silver Law Group secured an injunction freezing assets of one of the defendants in an effort to avoid dissipation of those assets before the Final Judgment could be satisfied.
Gaines v. Krawczyk, Case No. 2:03-cv-01957-DSC (U.S. Dist. Ct. – Western District of Pennsylvania): Served as a member of the Patton Boggs LLP team that negotiated a multi-million dollar settlement of wrongful death claims stemming from the defendant’s priest who illegally furnishing alcohol to a 19-year-old University of Pittsburgh football star.
Talisman Capital Talon Fund, Ltd. v. Rudolf W. Gunnerman and SulphCo, Inc., Case No. 3:05-cv-354 (U.S. Dist. Ct. – District of Nevada): Served as a member of the Patton Boggs LLP team that won intellectual property/corporate opportunity case preserving company’s right to ownership of process at issue and zeroing out plaintiffs’ claim for more than $100 million in damages.
Bauer v. Hines Nurseries Inc., Case No. 05-2002-CA-9235 (Brevard County Circuit Court, Florida): Led the Patton Boggs LLP team that orchestrated a successful defense and reduction of jury verdict in a wrongful death lawsuit wherein the family of a woman who died in a collision with a tractor-trailer was awarded $5.08 million by a jury. The judge significantly reduced that amount because of a novel “phantom vehicle” defense.
In the Matter of Marsh & McLennan Company: Served as a member of the Patton Boggs LLP team that negotiated a settlement in connection with an investigation by the District of Columbia Attorney General into the business practices of Marsh & McLennan Company. This was the first settlement following New York Attorney General Elliot Spitzer’s investigation of, and subsequent settlement with, Marsh & McLennan in connection with alleged antitrust and other violations.
In re Black Farmers Discrimination Litigation, Case No. 1:08-mc-00511-PLF (U.S. Dist. Ct. – District of Columbia): Served as a member of the Patton Boggs LLP team as counsel for Plaintiffs in connection with 23 lawsuits that were filed on behalf of more than 35,000 African-American farmers. The lawsuits asserted that the U.S. Department of Agriculture had systematically discriminated against African-American farmers on the basis of race in violation of the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, and the Administrative Procedure Act. On December 8, 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the Claims Resolution Act of 2010, which provided $1.15 billion (in addition to the $100 million already provided in the 2008 Farm Bill) to fund a settlement of the litigation.
Acker, et al. v. Doeren Mayhew, et al. – Complaint/Settled
Bates v. Amerifirst Management LLC, et al. – Complaint/Settled
Silver Law Group can provide legal representation for clients in securities arbitration claims in Florida cities and counties including Miami, West Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale; Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Boca Raton, Stuart, Okeechobee, Fort Pierce, Pompano Beach, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Coral Gables, Jupiter, Jupiter Island, Stuart, Vero Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach, Fort Pierce, Indiantown, Hobe Sound, North Miami and Hialeah; Broward County, Martin County, Miami-Dade County, Orange County, Palm Beach County, St. Lucie County and Martin County; nationally in cities such as San Juan, Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Dallas, Jacksonville, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle, Tampa and Washington.