David Elliott is chair of the firm's Shareholder and Securities Litigation practice group. Throughout his career, David has handled complex civil litigation. His experience includes broad trial experience in the state and federal courts on commercial, medical malpractice, business tort, and product liability matters. His current litigation practice involves trials, arbitrations, and appeals of complex litigation involving business disputes and, in particular, securities, banking, and financial services litigation. David's experience involves federal securities and accountant liability class action litigation, shareholder derivative litigation, and a variety of litigation and regulatory enforcement matters before state and federal agencies. In financial services matters, he has represented broker/dealers, banks, officers, directors, professional advisors, and individuals. He has headed internal investigations for clients in the securities industry, and otherwise, in connection with regulatory inquiries and enforcement actions. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in contested matters, including litigation proceedings in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, and Florida, and in regulatory proceedings involving the Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA, and numerous state regulatory authorities, including the Connecticut Department of Banking, the Securities and Business Investments Division, the Department of Public Health, and the Consumer Protection Department. He has briefed and argued numerous appeals in the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts. David was also an adjunct professor for the University of Connecticut School of Law, 1979-1990.
David served as law clerk for The Honorable Joseph S. Longo, Supreme Court of Connecticut, 1978-1979.
Involved in numerous internal and external investigations of publicly traded companies brought by state and federal regulatory authorities
Involved in complex litigation, including class actions, involving defense of professional liability claims against national and international accounting firms
Successfully prosecuted on behalf of state agency complex professional advisor liability case involving multimillion-dollar settlement
Successfully defended large publicly traded prescription drug company in certified shareholder class action
Successfully defended state securities law prosecution brought by regulatory authorities against broker-dealer alleging micro-cap stock violations and involving jurisdictional issues of first impression in Connecticut
Complex litigation involving multimillion-dollar church property dispute
Complex litigation involving Indian land claims, Indian federal acknowledgement petitions, and casino gambling issues; including successful resolution in Second Circuit Court of Appeals
Connecticut Bar Foundation, James W. Cooper Life Fellow
American Bar Foundation, Fellow
Recognized as a Connecticut Super Lawyer, 2006-2015
Recognized as a New England Super Lawyer, 2010-2014
Recognized as a Super Lawyer, Corporate Counsel edition, 2010
Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Appellate Practice, 2017
United States Office of Veteran's Affairs-Accredited Attorney
Corporator, Connecticut Community Care, Inc.
Director, Team Tobati, LLC
American Cancer Society, Connecticut Patient Navigator Program