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David M. Zornow

Visiting Lecturer in Law
David M. Zornow is a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. He is also the global head of Skadden's Litigation/Controversy practices and a member of the firm's Policy Committee. Zornow, who founded the firm's white-collar defense practice in 1989, represents both corporations and individuals in federal and state grand jury investigations and at criminal trials. He also represents clients in regulatory investigations, including investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission and state attorneys general, and conducts corporate internal investigations.

Previously, Zornow served as an assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he supervised the investigation of corruption at the New York City Parking Violations Bureau and was a member of the trial team that obtained the RICO conviction of Stanley Friedman, the Bronx Democratic leader. He then served as an associate independent counsel for the Iran/Contra affair and was a member of the prosecution trial team in the case of United States v. Oliver L. North.

Zornow has taught in the trial advocacy programs at Harvard Law School and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and is a frequent speaker and writer on white-collar crime issues. He holds degrees from Harvard and Yale Universities.

J.D., Yale, 1980
B.A., Harvard, 1976

Courses Taught
White-Collar Criminal Defense