David Rowe represents companies and individuals in high-stakes litigation, as well as white collar defense and government investigations.

Mr. Rowe represents organizations and individuals across a range of industries — including healthcare, life sciences, and technology — that face criminal and civil investigation by state and federal authorities. He also regularly defends companies in high-stakes commercial litigation, including matters involving the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute. 

As a versatile litigator, he helps clients frame a broad range of complex issues to advance effective legal strategies and craft compelling written advocacy to achieve favorable outcomes.

Mr. Rowe maintains an active pro bono practice, representing clients in veterans affairs, asylum, and juvenile resentencing matters. 

Mr. Rowe previously clerked for Judge William F. Kuntz, II in the Eastern District of New York and worked in the litigation department of another firm in New York. While in law school, he served as managing editor of the Pepperdine Law Review, interned in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Enforcement Division in Los Angeles, and worked as a research assistant to then-deans Kenneth Starr and Judge Deanell Tacha. 



Mr. Rowe's experience includes representing:

Government-led Investigations and Trials 

  • A large health insurer in a multi-billion dollar, multi-year False Claims Act qui tam action in which the Department of Justice (DOJ) intervened
  • Individuals in connection with mail and wire fraud charges brought by the District of Massachusetts
  • A university in a voluntary disclosure to the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts regarding a potential False Claim Act matter involving federal grants
  • A large healthcare services company in conducting multiple internal investigations concerning the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law in connection with a DOJ non-prosecution agreement
  • A software company executive initially identified as a target in a DOJ investigation related to export controls, immigration, and national security issues
  • Individuals in connection with preparing for testimony before a federal grand jury in Boston related to alleged Medicare fraud

Commercial Litigation

  • A healthcare technology solutions company in a breach of contract action involving allegations related to the Anti-Kickback Statute
  • A private equity portfolio company in a multi-day trial involving the termination of an asset purchase agreement
  • A medical device company in connection with a breach of contract action related to royalty-based consulting payments and the Anti-Kickback Statute
  • A technology company in a mediation with a former employee regarding gender discrimination claims

Bar Qualification

  • California
  • Massachusetts
  • New York


  • JD, Pepperdine University School of Law, 2011
    cum laude, Dean's List, Order of the Coif
  • BA in History & Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 2006