David J. Hoftiezer

Rising Stars: 2015-2016

David J. Hoftiezer

P. (808) 547-5703

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David J. Hoftiezer concentrates his practice in the areas of anti-corruption, internal controls, corporate compliance, litigation, intellectual property, and environmental law. Mr. Hoftiezer has experience representing corporate and individual clients in securities-related matters, including matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and securities and accounting fraud. Mr. Hoftiezer has substantial experience performing anti-corruption investigations and due diligence efforts around the globe, including in connection with DOJ and SEC inquiries, as well as in assisting American and European clients in designing, evaluating, administering, and maintaining anti-corruption policies and compliance programs. Mr. Hoftiezer also has experience assisting corporate clients with civil investigations related to Federal Acquisition Regulation and civil investigations initiated through the False Claims Act.

Examples of Mr. Hoftiezer’s work include: 

  • Represented U.S. defense contractor in connection with a FAR/DFAR internal investigation.
  • Represented CAC 40 French multinational oil field services company in connection with worldwide review of activities in coordination with its compliance monitor.
  • Successful representation of French multinational CAC 40 industrial manufacturing company in resolution of World Bank investigation governed by the World Bank’s January 2011 Sanctions Procedures.
  • Advised clients on appropriate compliance, due diligence, and internal controls safeguards for various international transactions.
  • Successful representation of Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company in response to a False Claims Act Civil Investigative Demand.
  • Successful representation of ALSTOM SA in federal securities class action relating to NYSE-issued ADRs and ordinary securities stemming from alleged financial misstatements and omissions.
  • Pro bono representation of parent in extended child custody litigation.
  • Cooperated with D.C. Appleseed to draft a comprehensive report and develop a multi-faceted legislative, regulatory, and litigation strategy to restore a local polluted and degraded river, particularly focusing on the economic benefits of green building and green infrastructure investments.
  • Successful representation of individual in landlord-tenant litigation and administrative appeal to the D.C. Housing Authority.

Some recent speaking events include:

  • "What to Look for, Where to Find it, and What to do With it: Email, Social Media, Texts and Video", National Business Institute, June 24, 2016
  • "Establishing Authenticity and Satisfying the Best Evidence Rule: The Unsurmountable Challenge", National Business Institute, June 24, 2016
  • "Legal Ethics and ESI", National Business Institute, June 24, 2016
  • “Minding your Ps and Qs for Attorneys: Guidelines on Professionalism and Courtesy”, July 29, 2016

Mr. Hoftiezer began his career as an associate at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP in Washington, D.C. as a member of the firm’s Securities Litigation and Anti-Corruption and Internal Investigations practice groups.

While in law school at the University of California Davis School of Law, Mr. Hoftiezer served as a Senior Articles Editor on the Law Review and was a member of the Moot Court Board. Prior to law school, Mr. Hoftiezer worked as Director of Dartmouth College’s Rahr Geography lab, where he taught Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing labs for Dartmouth College’s Geography and Environmental Studies departments.

Practice Areas


University of California Davis School of Law, J.D., 2010
Dartmouth College, A.B., 2004

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Hawaii
  • Massachusetts
  • New York

Admitted to Practice

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • State Courts of New York
  • U.S. District Court of Hawaii

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