David B. Cosgrove

David B. Cosgrove

Cosgrove Law, LLC
  • Securities Law, Broker Fraud, Criminal Law...
  • Massachusetts, Missouri
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Practice Areas
  • Securities Law
  • Broker Fraud
  • Criminal Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Employment Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Financial Adviser Defense
  • General Civil
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Cosgrove Law, LLC has highly competitive hourly, project and contingent rates.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
Missouri
8th Circuit
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
U.S. Supreme Court
Professional Experience
Managing Member
Cosgrove Law Group
- Current
As the owner of a law firm managing three other attorneys, I continue to serve as the compliance counsel for a national financial products company and to represent a national brokerage company, several investment advisors, as well as defrauded investors. I also continue to represent businesses, corporate officers and individuals facing civil, criminal, or administrative enforcement actions by government entities in areas including, but not limited to, securities, commodities and consumer and white collar crime. Additionally, my practice includes general commercial litigation and has grown to include compliance consulting services, breach of contract representation, unlawful merchandising claims and expert consultations.
Member
Moline & Mehan
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Represented businesses, corporate officers and individuals facing civil, criminal, or administrative enforcement actions by government entities in areas including, but not limited to, securities, commodities, consumer, and white collar crime, in addition to a general commercial litigation and government relations practice. Served as the compliance counsel for a national financial products company and represented a national brokerage company, several investment advisors, as well as defrauded investors.
Senior Practitioner
Capes, Sokol, Goodman & Sarachan
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Represented businesses, corporate officers and individuals facing civil, criminal, or administrative enforcement actions by government entities in areas including, but not limited to, securities, commodities, consumer, and white collar crime, in addition to a general commercial litigation and government relations practice. Served as the compliance counsel for a national financial products company and represented a national brokerage company, several investment advisors, as well as defrauded investors.
Commissioner of Securities
Missouri Securities Commission
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Supervised more than 20 attorneys, investigators and auditors investigating and prosecuting administrative, civil and criminal violations of the State's securities laws. Identified practices or industry sectors appropriate for enforcement measures. Served as the Administrative Law Judge in administrative enforcement actions. Also supervised the Securities Division's registration, audit and investor education section. Interfaced with SEC, FINRA (NASD), NASAA and various other state and federal enforcement agencies.
Chief Legal Counsel
Office of the Governor, State of Missouri
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Served as chief legal officer for a branch of government with a multi-billion dollar budget and over 50,000 employees. Provided legal advice to the Governor and supervised the general counsels and legal affairs of the State's 16 executive branch agencies. Participated in the judicial appointment process and developed legal policy on various statewide issues. Worked with the Attorney General's Office on litigation matters involving the executive branch. Consulted with and provided advice to members of the General Assembly and various stakeholders regarding legislation.
Chief Counsel
Office of the Missouri Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division
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Supervised attorneys and investigators prosecuting civil and criminal litigation related to unlawful merchandising, fraud and anti-trust, including national multi-state litigation.
Chief Consumer Protection Prosecutor
Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General, Criminal Division
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Responsible for investigating, charging and litigating criminal commercial fraud cases, including construction, securities, mortgage, telemarketing, charities, internet, unlicensed practitioners, and contract fraud. Extensive grand jury and courtroom work.
Assistant District Attorney
Suffolk County District Attory's Office
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Responsible for grand jury investigations and litigation of a wide range of white-collar cases, including embezzlement, commercial fraud, complex larceny schemes and public corruption matters.
Special Assistant United States Attorney
U.S. District of Massachusetts
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Responsible for grand jury investigations and litigation of a wide range of white-collar cases, including embezzlement, commercial fraud, complex larceny schemes and public corruption matters.
Assistant Attorney General
Office of the Missouri Attorney General
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Litigated both criminal and civil cases. Experience includes dozens of jury trials and hundreds of depositions and evidentiary hearing. A chief advisor to the Attorney General regarding the office's civil and criminal litigation matters. Litigated docket from special prosecutions unit, asset forfeitures and nursing home receiverships. Conducted complex violent and white-collar crime litigation, including capital murder trials, healthcare and workers' compensation fraud trials against individuals and corporations, as well as public corruption investigations and prosecutions. Served as Chief Workers' Compensation Fraud Prosecutor responsible for several attorneys litigating insurance fraud cases. Assisted with prosecution of complex civil and RICO action. Drafted appellate briefs and argued cases before the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Missouri.
Commercial Litigation Attorney
Stinson, Morrison and Hecker
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Assisted partners and senior associates in an array of sophisticated commercial litigation matters in both state and federal court in a variety of areas, including securities, intellectual property, contract, product liability, environmental and class action suits.
Education
University of Notre Dame
J.D. (1990)
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University of Notre Dame
B.A. / Economics (1987)
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Honors: Cum Laude
Awards
Trial Advocacy Instructor
NASAA/NITA
Annual Trial School Instructor
Missouri Office of Prosecution Services
Legislative Award
Missouri State Bar
Annual Trial School Instructor
Missouri Office of Prosecution Services
Annual Trial School Instructor
Missouri Office of Prosecution Services
Annual Trial School Instructor
Missouri Office of Prosecution Services
Annual Trial School Instructor
Missouri Office of Prosecution Services
Annual Trial School Instructor
Missouri Office of Prosecution Services
Lon O. Hocker Trial Attorney Award
Missouri Bar Foundation
Annual Trial School Instructor
Missouri Office of Prosecution Services
Annual Trial School Instructor
Missouri Office of Prosecution Services
Annual Trial School Instructor
Missouri Office of Prosecution Services
Professional Associations
St. Louis County Bar Association
Member
Current
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Member
Current
Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association - Compliance and Legal Division
Member
Current
Industry Council for Tangible Assets
Member
Current
City of Webster Groves Board of Adjustment
Member
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Missouri Housing Development Commission
Commissioner
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Perpetual Confusion: The Use of Prior Inconsistent Statements in Certain Criminal Proceedings
The Journal of the Missouri Bar
Public Colleges and Universities as State Agencies: Standards for Eleventh Amendment Protection
Journal of College and University Law
Fine Print
Boston Globe
Nicklaus: Brokers fight effort to hold them to higher standard
St. Louis Post Dispatch
Is Your Investment Adviser’s Arbitration Clause Enforceable?
The Nation Law Review
Take Heed If Your Clients Are Buying or Selling Annuities: 2009 Brings More Regulatory and Product Changes
The Journal of the Missouri Bar
How Hot Investments Burn the Little Guy
Wall Street Journal
A Survey of State Athlete-Agent Legislation: Origins and Effects.
Journal of College and University Law, v16 n3 p433-48
Social Media
Contact & Map
7733 Forsyth Boulevard, Ste. 1675
Saint Louis, MO 63105
USA
Telephone: (314) 563-2490
Fax: (314) 968-7371