Wiggin and Dana Expands White Collar Group

3.3.2014

David Ring, Former UTC Global Director of Compliance Investigations Joins as Partner

New Haven – Wiggin and Dana is pleased to announce the expansion of its White Collar Practice Group with the addition of David Ring, former Global Director of Compliance Investigations for United Technologies Corporation (UTC) and former federal prosecutor. He joins as a partner in the firm's New Haven and Hartford offices.

David's practice will focus on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, corporate compliance, and complex civil litigation. His expertise covers issues relating to public corruption; fraud involving banks, health care and government contracts; the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and U.K. Bribery Act; international trade compliance; and economic sanctions and embargoes.

"David is a tremendous asset to our firm with his significant prosecutorial and Fortune 50 compliance experience" said Bob Benjamin, Chair of the Firm's Executive Committee. "The addition of David to our White Collar practice group will allow us to continue to grow that practice and provide the outstanding representation our clients have come to expect."

"Wiggin and Dana's White Collar practice has experienced tremendous growth," said Jim Glasser, chair of the Litigation Department. "With the addition of David, our team will be enhanced owing to his significant trial and compliance experience and familiarity investigating matters as both a corporate lawyer and former federal prosecutor."

David has held senior positions in corporate legal departments and the federal government during his twenty-plus years of practice. As UTC's Global Director of Compliance Investigations, he was responsible for leading significant investigations worldwide, liaising with law enforcement, implementing compliance policies and controls, and coordinating the compliance leaders in UTC's business units. David previously headed the International Trade Compliance group for United Technologies Aerospace Systems (formerly Hamilton Sundstrand), where he was responsible for devising and implementing a compliance program during the pendency of criminal and administrative enforcement actions, and for investigating and reporting violations worldwide.

Before joining UTC, David served seventeen years in the U.S. Department of Justice: three years in the Department's Public Integrity Section, and fourteen years in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut, where he held a number of significant roles, including Chief of the Hartford office, co-lead of the Anti-Terrorism Task Force, and lead of Hartford's Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force. David prosecuted a wide variety of criminal cases, ranging from public corruption, bank fraud, health care fraud, securities fraud, tax fraud, money laundering, terrorism, sanctions violations, violent crime and capital murder. He has tried numerous cases to juries, and was a frequent trial practice instructor at the Department of Justice's National Advocacy Center. David is a recipient of the Department of Justice's Director's Award and the U.S. Attorney's Standing Tall Award.

David graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College with a B.A. in History; and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. He clerked for the Hon. Karen LeCraft Henderson on the U.S Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

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