David Apfel, a partner in Goodwin’s Financial Industry, Government Investigations, Enforcement and White Collar Defense practices, is a former federal prosecutor who specializes in white collar criminal defense, SEC and other government investigations, internal corporate investigations, and bet-the-company civil business litigation. Mr. Apfel is also the founder and chair of the firm’s Gaming & Gambling practice, and a founder and co-chair of the firm’s new Cannabis practice. He has been regularly recognized by Chambers USA as a leading white collar criminal defense attorney, and he is perennially recognized in The Best Lawyers in America and as a “Super Lawyer” by Boston Magazine. He is a trial lawyer who represents corporations and individuals in an array of criminal and civil cases, ranging from Medicaid fraud to first degree murder, and insider trading to multi-billion dollar mortgage-backed securities litigation. He is also a trusted adviser to gaming and gambling companies, and investors, banks, and others involved or considering involvement in the state-legalized cannabis market. In addition, Mr. Apfel has an active pro bono practice in which he represents indigents in federal criminal cases and state murder prosecutions.