David Massey is a partner at Richards Kibbe & Orbe, a New York-based law firm that specializes in the representation of institutions and individuals in complex cross border white collar, regulatory and civil litigation matters.
Mr. Massey joined RK&O as a partner after serving for nine years as a federal prosecutor in Manhattan. As a federal prosecutor, Mr. Massey investigated and prosecuted complex cross-border matters relating to insider trading, foreign currency trading, complex derivatives, offshore banking, reverse mergers, mismarking of assets, market manipulation, money laundering, Ponzi schemes and IEEPA violations. Among other things, Mr. Massey co-led the investigation and prosecution of the Swiss bank Wegelin & Co., the first-ever indictment and guilty plea of a foreign bank for tax fraud, as well as the negotiation of a non-prosecution agreement with a Liechtenstein bank that included a change in Liechtenstein law that effectively ended bank secrecy for U.S. taxpayers.
As a partner of RK&O, Mr. Massey represents a South American sports marketing firm in relation to the ongoing federal criminal prosecution and investigation of FIFA officials and others. He has represented two Swiss banks, a Swiss law firm and a Swiss trade association in connection with the U.S. Department of Justice’s voluntary disclosure program for Swiss banks. Also in connection with that DOJ Program, Mr. Massey serves as counsel to the independent examiner for the third largest banking institution in Switzerland.