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David Schick, Partner

Experience

David Schick is widely recognized for excellence in white-collar criminal defense. His expertise is grounded in his nine years as a state and federal prosecutor. He served as an Assistant District Attorney in Dallas before heading the Economic Crime Unit as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of Texas. As an assistant district attorney in Dallas County, Texas, Mr. Schick literally tried hundreds of cases to jury trial verdict including misdemeanors, felonies and capital cases. A number of these cases involved the prosecution of corporate executives and employees for a range of crimes including theft, fraud and state securities violations. As an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, Mr. Schick successfully prosecuted corporations, large and small, corporate executives, employees, and entrepreneurs for a wide range of business fraud charges including conspiracy, bank fraud, real estate fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, tax fraud, tax evasion and securities fraud. This state and federal prosecution experience affords Mr. Schick unique insight in his clients’ cases. He has a thorough grasp of the complex laws involved in white-collar crimes; and he understands the strategies used by prosecutors. He has been frequently recognized by his peers as a Texas Super Lawyer in the area of white collar criminal defense.

Mr. Schick represents both corporations and individuals in an array of white-collar matters, qui tam actions, business transactions involving allegations of fraud and federal investigations.


Cases Involving Business Executives

  • Jury trial acquittal of executive for national corporation charged with violation of Sherman Anti Trust Act and bid rigging.
  • Jury trial acquittal of the President of a financial institution charged with conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering.
  • Successfully defended a prominent business executive for tax evasion and tax fraud.
  • Successfully defended the owner of a prominent regional health care services business on charges of tax fraud, mail fraud and health care fraud.
  • Successfully defended the vice-president of a regional physical therapy corporation on charge of health care fraud, mail fraud and wire fraud.
  • Successfully defended a business executive on allegations of securities fraud and insider trading.
  • Successfully defended a prominent real estate executive charged with real estate fraud and wire fraud.
  • Jury trial acquittal of a prominent real estate attorney charged with conspiracy, real estate fraud and mail fraud.

Cases Involving Corporate Clients

  • Successfully conducted an internal corporate investigation involving alleged fraudulent billing practices pursuant to a government services contract and the settlement of a Department of Labor fraud investigation.
  • Defense of qui tam actions under the False Claim Act on behalf of a Fortune 500 client related to government services contracts.
  • Successful defense of a national corporation involving allegations of violations of privacy rights regarding the supervision of the use of email by employees.
  • Defending corporate client against multi-million dollar claim for indemnification based in part on fraud airing out of an asset sale transaction.
  • In addition Mr. Schick has represented several corporate clients on employment law matters. Mr. Schick has successfully defended numerous such cases including defense verdicts from juries on behalf of a Fortune 100 corporation in five separate cases of alleged discrimination and/or wrongful termination.

Education

  • University of Texas
    J.D., 1973
  • University of Texas
    B.B.A., 1968

Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas

Memberships

  • Dallas Bar Association (Member: Criminal Justice Committee; Special Services Committee)
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas

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