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In his 25 years of practice, David Grudberg has handled a broad range of complex criminal and civil matters – at trial, on appeal, and in connection with government investigations. His white collar criminal and regulatory experience includes work in the areas of tax fraud, health care fraud, government contractor fraud, securities fraud, money laundering and structuring, ITAR and other export violations, public corruption, False Claims Act, environmental violations and RICO. He also has extensive criminal experience in the state courts. His business litigation has focused on issues of breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition, trade secret, and covenants not to compete. David also has litigated cases on behalf of parties who have suffered serious personal injury, including fatal injuries.


White Collar/Government Investigations

  • Conducted internal investigation and obtained non-prosecution agreement for aviation manufacturing company subject to government fraud investigation
  • Conducted internal investigation and obtained successful misdemeanor disposition for aviation manufacturing company
  • Represented and negotiated non-prosecution agreement for executive of multi-billion dollar public company alleged to have fraudulently manipulated earnings
  • Trial and appellate counsel for municipal chief executive charged with bribery and public corruption
  • Co-trial counsel for partner in major accounting firm charged with promoting fraudulent real estate partnerships; judgment of dismissal granted following trial
  • Representation of numerous targets, subjects and defendants in federal and state criminal proceedings

Before Carmody

After graduating from law school, David served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ralph K. Winter of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. From 1986 to 1990 he worked for Fischetti, Pomerantz & Russo, a New York City boutique firm practicing in the area of federal criminal litigation. For many years before joining Carmody, David was a partner with the New Haven trial law firm of Jacobs, Grudberg, Belt, Dow & Katz, P.C.


  • Selected “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America in New Haven, Connecticut for Criminal Defense: White-Collar, 2022
  • Selected “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America in New Haven, Connecticut for Criminal Defense: General Practice, 2021
  • Benchmark Litigation – Local Litigation Star, 2013-2015, 2019-2023
  • Selected by peer review for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America (©Woodward/White, Inc.) in the areas of:
    • Criminal Defense: White Collar, 2006 – present
    • Criminal Defense: General Practice, 2006 – present
    • Commercial Litigation, 2007 – present
    • DUI/DWI Defense, 2007 – present
  • Selected for inclusion in Connecticut Super Lawyers® in the area of Criminal Defense: White Collar, 2007-2021
  • Speaker/instructor at various CLE programs on trial practice, jury selection and criminal procedure for Connecticut Bar Association and Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member of Criminal Justice Act Panel, U.S District Court, District of CT
  • Order of the Coif
  • North Carolina Law Review, Note and Comment Editor
  • Listed in the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America


  • Connecticut Bar Association, Federal Practice and Criminal Justice Sections
  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Assocation
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Association for Justice
  • New Haven County Bar Association


  • Speaker at local schools on behalf of New Haven County Bar Association
  • Active in youth sports, North Haven, CT