DAVID MCALOON is a member of the Civil, Criminal & Constitutional Litigation group. His practice focuses on individual and corporate clients in white collar matters, internal investigations, government enforcement actions and commercial litigation disputes. David has experience in appellate work related to regulatory, statutory, and constitutional issues. Some of his representative matters include: representation of one of the largest U.S. banks in a Congressional investigation, and representation of a Fortune 500 telecommunications company responding to a Department of Justice (DOJ) antitrust Second Request. David has worked recently on investigations involving the False Claims Act.
Prior to joining Sidley, David worked at a firm in Delaware, focusing on corporate governance, fiduciary duties and other commercial disputes.
While in law school, David worked in the Criminal Law Reform Clinic, representing prisoners affected by the Maryland Court of Appeals’ decision in Unger v. Maryland, 48 A.3d 242 (Md. 2012), which held that certain jury instructions provided in Maryland courts prior to 1980 were unconstitutional. The clinic has reached successful resolution of many of these cases through negotiations with the State of Maryland.
Admissions & Certifications
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
- U.S. District Court, District of Delaware
- U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
- District of Columbia
- University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, J.D., 2013 (magna cum laude, Roger Howell Achievement Award, Order of the Coif, Maryland Law Review, Best Oralist and Best Brief in the Morris B. Myerowitz Moot Court Competition)
- University of Richmond, B.A., 2001 (Phi Beta Kappa)
- Barbara Milano Keenan, U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit (2015 - 2016)
- Peter J. Messitte, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland (2014 - 2015)