Experience

  • Chief, Counterintelligence & Export Control Section, National Security Division, U.S. Department of Justice (2014-2018)
  • Principal, Law Offices of David H. Laufman, PLLC, Washington, DC (2011-2014)
  • Associate General Counsel, Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, Washington, DC (2010-2011) (On detail as Special Trial Attorney to Fraud Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice)
  • Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, Washington, DC (2007-2010)
  • Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria, Virginia (2003-2007)
  • Chief of Staff, Office of the Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC (2001-2003)
  • Assistant Counsel, Office of Professional Responsibility, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC (2001)
  • Staff Director and Deputy Chief Counsel, Judicial Review Commission on Foreign Asset Control, Washington, DC (2000-2001)
  • Investigative Counsel, Committee on Standards of Official Conduct ("House Ethics Committee"), U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC (1996-2000)
  • Assistant to the Special Counsel, Ethics Reform Task Force, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC (1997)
  • Senior Associate, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, Washington, DC (1994-1996)
  • Associate Independent Counsel, Office of the Independent Counsel (diGenova), Investigation Regarding the Search of William J. Clinton's Passport Records During the 1992 Presidential Election Campaign, Washington, DC (1993-1995)
  • Senior Associate Minority Counsel, Task Force to Investigate Certain Allegations Concerning the Holding of American Hostages By Iran in 1980 ("October Surprise Task Force"), U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC (1992-1993)
  • Deputy Minority Counsel, Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC (1990-1993)
  • Associate, Collier, Shannon, Rill & Scott, Washington, DC (1987-1990)
  • Director, Laufman International, Falls Church, Virginia (1984)

Recent News

Dec
13
Russian Maria Butina Pleads Guilty in Case to Forge Kremlin Bond With U.S. Conservatives, Washington Post, December 13, 2018
Dec
11
“I Don’t Think He’d Be a Shrinking Violet:”  Will William Barr Stand Up to Trump?, Vanity Fair, December 11, 2018