David Rybicki is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of K&L Gates LLP. He is a member of the investigations, enforcement, and white collar practice group.
David recently served in the Criminal Division of the U. S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., as Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General (2017) and Deputy Assistant Attorney General (2017-2020), the second- and third-highest ranking positions in the division. In these roles, David led the investigation, prosecution, and coordination of nationally significant matters and initiatives involving corporate fraud, the Bank Secrecy Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), cybercrime and cryptocurrencies, OFAC sanctions enforcement, transnational organized crime, healthcare fraud, consumer fraud, immigration fraud, civil and criminal RICO, public corruption, human rights, labor racketeering, and gaming law.
Prior to joining the Criminal Division, David served as Counselor to the Attorney General and worked on the Justice Department’s top criminal enforcement initiatives. This work included revision of the Department’s corporate enforcement policies, extension of the FCPA Pilot Program, “Going Dark” and other significant cybersecurity policy matters, Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties, marijuana enforcement and regulatory policy, and creation of the Department's new civil asset forfeiture policies and regulatory guidelines.
In 2018, David was appointed to serve as an ex officio member of the United States Sentencing Commission, where he represented the Justice Department with respect to all aspects of federal sentencing law and policy, including amendments to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for corporate fraud and other white collar crimes.