Portland Attorney David Angeli

David Angeli

David Angeli represents corporations and individuals in complex criminal, regulatory and commercial cases. He has repeatedly been named as one of “The Best Lawyers in America” in the categories of Bet the Company Litigation, White Collar Criminal Defense and Commercial Litigation. Mr. Angeli has the distinction of being the only lawyer in the State of Oregon to be included in all three of those categories. For each of the past eight years, he has been identified by his peers as being among the top 50 “Oregon Super Lawyers.” Mr. Angeli was named the Best Lawyers 2016 and 2018 White Collar Criminal Defense “Lawyer of the Year” for Portland.

David Angeli continues to enhance his already formidable reputation as a distinguished civil, criminal and commercial litigator. One source enthuses that "he is the best white-collar crime lawyer on the West Coast of the US, and is wickedly smart."

Chambers USA (2018)

A former Navy officer and pilot who served in the first Gulf War, Mr. Angeli received his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Boston University and his law degree magna cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center. Following graduation, he served as a law clerk to Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and was the primary law clerk on the seminal antitrust case, United States v. Microsoft Corp. Thereafter, Mr. Angeli practiced law at Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, DC, and was a partner at Stoel Rives LLP in Portland, Oregon.

A frequent speaker at local and national CLEs, Mr. Angeli is a Vice Chair of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ White Collar Crime Committee and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Lewis & Clark Law School, where he teaches a federal white-collar crime seminar.

Speaking Engagements

  • “Advocating for Justice: Getting Below the White Collar Sentencing Guidelines,” panelist, Natl. Ass’n of Crim. Defense Lawyers White Collar Crime Conference (Santa Monica, June 2017)
  • “SEC Enforcement Update & Hot Topics,” panelist, Northwest Securities Institute (Portland, May 2017)
  • “The Year in Civil Rights,” Oregon State Bar Civil Rights Section Annual Meeting (Oct. 2016)
  • “The Second Amendment,” panelist, Oregon State Bar Civil Rights Section Annual Meeting (Oct. 2016)
  • "Criminal Conspiracy,” panel moderator, Natl. Ass’n of Crim. Defense Lawyers conference (New York, May 2015)
  • “Corporate Internal Investigations: Practice, Procedures, and Pitfalls,” panelist, Northwest Securities Institute (Portland, April 2015)
  • “Significant Developments in the Western Region,” panelist, American Bar Ass’n National Institute on White Collar Crime (New Orleans, January 2015)
  • “‘Zealous’ or ‘Excessive’—Can a Lawyer’s Good Intentions Go Too Far?,” panelist, Oregon Law Institute 25th Annual Ethics CLE (Nov. 2012)
  • “Litigating Section 1983 Civil Rights Cases: Current Issues & Trends,” panelist, Federal Bar Association (Oregon Chapter) (Oct. 2012)
  • “Now Who is Playing Games? Fraud in Debtor-Creditor Relations,” panelist, Oregon State Bar Debtor-Credit Section Annual CLE (Oct. 2012)
  • “What to Do When the FBI Knocks on Your Door:  Employer and Employee Rights and Responsibilities,” panelist, Federal Bar Association (Oregon Chapter) (Sep. 2011)
  • “Joint Defense, Common Interest and Settlement Privileges:  Navigating Confidentiality Obligations to Third Parties,” Multnomah Bar Association (June 2011)
  • “The Importance of Vigilance in Preventing and Addressing Prosecutorial Misconduct,” Lewis & Clark Law School (April 2011)
  • “Keeping the Case on Track in Parallel Proceedings,” Multnomah Bar Association (Nov. 2010)
  • “Time to Amend the Federal Rules to Provide Broader Discovery Rights for Criminal Defendants?,” Owen M. Panner Inn of Court (March 2010)
  • “The Fourth Amendment Exclusionary Rule:  State & Federal Perspectives,” panelist, Oregon State Bar Constitutional Law CLE (Dec. 2009)
  • “Challenges to Trial Counsel in the Modern World: Using Technology to Present a Winning Case,” Natl. Ass’n of Crim. Defense Lawyers Fall Meeting (Nov. 2009)
  • “Environmental Crimes:  The First 30 Days After Indictment,” The Seminar Group CLE on Environmental Crimes & Penalties (July 2009)
  • “From Bad to Worse:  When a Civil Case Takes a Criminal Turn,” Oregon Association of Defense Counsel Annual Convention (June 2009)
  • “White Collar Crime:  What Every Transactional Lawyer and Civil Litigator Needs to Know in the Post-Enron Era,” Multnomah Bar Association (December 2007)
  • “Special Issues Relating to Cross-Examination of Experts in Criminal Cases,” Oregon Law Institute (November 2007)
  • “Defending an Innocent Client in the Enron Criminal Cauldron,” Oregon State Bar Litigation Institute and Retreat (March 2007)
  • “Recent Developments in White Collar Criminal Enforcement,” Absolute Criminal Litigators Conference (Las Vegas, March 2007)
  • “Best Practices for Early in the White Collar Criminal Investigation,” panel moderator, Natl. Ass’n of Crim. Defense Lawyers (Philadelphia, May 2006)
  • “Securities Fraud,” panelist, American Bar Association National Institute on White Collar Crime (San Francisco, March 2006)
  • “Using Technology Persuasively in Jury Arguments and Court Hearings,” speaker, Oregon Law Institute/Federal Bar Ass’n Advanced Federal Practice & Procedure seminar (Portland, February 2006)
  • “Lessons from Enron,” panelist, Oregon Law Institute Business Law Seminar (Portland, February 2006)


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