David Moreno is a Partner in the Firm’s Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group. His practice covers a wide range of areas, including commercial litigation, white-collar defense, intellectual property protection, tax, investment disputes, and sports and entertainment, winning settlement amounts and jury awards among the top in the field. David has extensive experience advising on an array of domestic and international white-collar matters, including healthcare fraud, securities fraud, and other financial crimes.

Prior to joining Brown Rudnick, David was a partner at a New York law firm where he managed the Criminal Defense Department and established the Corporate Business, Sports & Entertainment Department. In addition to managing the Criminal Defense Department, David served as the firm’s lead trial lawyer, handling trial-ready cases in criminal and civil court. He regularly managed a caseload of more than 100 active matters in state and federal courts.

David is a Certified Contract Advisor with the NBA, NFL, and the NCAA. He has represented athletes in a legal capacity as well as in a management capacity. David has been integral in the negotiations and legal review of marketing deals and playing contracts for several athletes. He has also advised several athletes and companies in e-sports. David has a strong business law practice and has advised athletes and other high-profile individuals on business matters. He has worked with many start-up companies and has served as general counsel for several startup companies.

Previously, David served as an Assistant District Attorney in the prestigious Manhattan District Attorney’s office, where he prosecuted more than 1200 criminal cases and tried 13 cases to verdict, reporting a perfect trial record. David was a member of Trial Bureau 50, which includes notable alumni Justices Sonia Sotomayor and John F. Kennedy, Jr. David handled an array of criminal matters and was a member of the Public Assistance Fraud Unit.

David’s far-reaching commitment to his profession and clients permeates every aspect of his work and extends to his advocacy work. Dedicated to serving the underrepresented communities oftentimes overlooked by the legal system, David serves as a mentor, motivational speaker, and teacher. In law school, David received numerous honors and accolades for leadership, oral advocacy, and trial advocacy, and was inducted into the highest honor society at the University of Miami School of Law.


In recent years, David has worked on the following matters:

Represented a well-respected doctor in federal court on a healthcare fraud case.

Advised a foreign diplomat in an international white-collar criminal investigation.

Represented several NCAA and NBA athletes in a federal college basketball corruption case.

Represented a former NCAA athlete in a wrongful expulsion case.

Represented an MLB player in a high-profile arbitration with Major League Baseball.

Represented a fashion designer and heiress in a criminal matter.

*Some of the above matters were handled by David prior to joining Brown Rudnick.


University of Miami School of Law – J.D.
Long Island University – B.A. in criminal justice, cum laude

Bar Admissions

New York
New Jersey
U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court of the Western District of New York


Speaking Engagements
“How to Find Your Place in Biglaw: The Unconventional Path to Biglaw Partnership with David Moreno,” The Jabot Podcast, Episode 51 (March 2021)
"Fireside Chat with Award-Winning Actor and Author Hill Harper," Brown Rudnick Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Learning Series (February 23, 2021)
Expert sports legal analyst, The Game, WFVN Radio
Professional Affiliations
Vice Chair, Sports Law Committee, American Bar Association
Member, National Bar Association
Member, Sports Lawyers Association
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Hispanic National Bar Association
Member, Metropolitan Black Bar Association
Awards and Honors
Super Lawyers, Rising Star, New York, 2018-2021
The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 for criminal defense, 2017
The Expert Network, Distinguished Lawyer, 2017
The National Black Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40, 2016
The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Top 10 under 40 Criminal Defense Attorney, 2016
Community Involvement
Board Member, Many Hopes Charity (2016-2018)
Attorney Mentor, Judicial Internship Opportunity Program (2016-present)
Mentor/Volunteer Speaker on Domestic Violence Education, NYC Public Schools
Volunteer Coach, Harlem Hoops Afterschool Basketball Program