David F. Geneson

Of Counsel
Practice Area: Commercial Litigation

David F. Geneson joined MSF in 2018 as Of Counsel in the Criminal Defense & Government Investigations practice. Mr. Geneson’s practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense and civil enforcement litigation. His areas of experience include: numerous significant federal and state criminal and civil trials; domestic and international internal investigations; SEC investigations and enforcement proceedings; criminal and civil environmental enforcement; Medicare and Medicaid fraud; litigation of monetary transactions, including tax and securities transactions; customs inquiries; civil and criminal forfeiture proceedings; Independent Counsel and Congressional inquires; and proceedings before international tribunals.



J.D., Miami School of Law

B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


State of  New York

State of District of Columbia

State of Florida

Prior Experience

Mr. Geneson has conducted numerous internal investigations in the U.S. and abroad, both to identify and deal with financial fraud and abuse, and to defend against regulatory and criminal investigations. He has represented corporations and corporate officials in Medicare, Medicaid and qui tam matters including obtaining the acquittal of a senior corporate officer of the largest hospital holding company in the U.S. after a multi-month trial relating to alleged Medicare fraud and abuse. Mr. Geneson has represented companies in environmental investigations, including obtaining uniquely successful results in a federal grand jury investigation and subsequent DOJ enforcement action against the largest oil pipeline in the country.

Mr. Geneson has represented corporations and corporate officials in grand jury proceedings and enforcement matters, including successfully representing the largest chemical company in the world in parallel multi-district enforcement cases alleging billions of dollars in potential penalties. He has represented one of the largest electronics companies in the world in international investigations and numerous proceedings, including a uniquely successful defense of a multi-million-dollar federal trial named as one of the “Top Twenty Defense Wins” by the National Law Journal.

Mr. Geneson has represented both a senior political official and a foreign government in proceedings before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

Additionally, Mr. Geneson has represented various political officials and others during Independent Counsel and Congressional investigations. As a federal prosecutor, he prosecuted Israeli spies Jonathan and Anne Pollard; prosecuted Chilean Army Major Armando Fernandez Larios in connection with the assassination of ambassador Orlando Letelier; prosecuted Deputy Mayor of Washington, D.C., Ivanhoe Donaldson for fraud and corruption; prosecuted the Director and Deputy Director of INTELSAT and others for a multi-million dollar fraud scheme; prosecuted the largest tax shelter cases brought by the Tax Division of the Department of Justice; and received numerous awards from the Department of Justice and various federal law enforcement agencies.


For over twenty years, he has taught trial practice throughout the United States for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) and at numerous law schools.