David H. Angeli

Top rated White Collar Crimes attorney in Portland, Oregon

Angeli Law Group LLC
David H. Angeli
Angeli Law Group LLC

Practice Areas: White Collar Crimes, Business Litigation; view more

Licensed in Oregon since: 2002

Education: Georgetown University Law Center

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2023

Angeli Law Group LLC

121 SW Morrison Street
Suite 400
Portland, OR 97204 Visit website



David Angeli represents corporations and individuals in complex criminal, regulatory and commercial cases. He has repeatedly been named as one of “The Best Lawyers in America” in the categories of Bet the Company Litigation, White Collar Criminal Defense and Commercial Litigation. Mr. Angeli has the distinction of being the only lawyer in the State of Oregon to be included in all three of those categories. He is regularly identified by his peers as being among the top 50 “Oregon Super Lawyers.” Mr. Angeli was named the Best Lawyers 2016 White Collar Criminal Defense “Lawyer of the Year” for Portland.

A former Navy officer and pilot who served in the first Gulf War, Mr. Angeli received his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Boston University and his law degree magna cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center. Following graduation, he served as a law clerk to Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and was the primary law clerk on the seminal antitrust case, United States v. Microsoft Corp. Thereafter, Mr. Angeli practiced law at Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, DC, and was a partner at Stoel Rives LLP in Portland, Oregon.

A frequent speaker at local and national CLEs, Mr. Angeli is a Vice Chair of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ White Collar Crime Committee and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Lewis & Clark Law School, where he teaches a federal white-collar crime seminar.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense: White Collar, Business Litigation

Focus areas

Criminal Law - Federal, Trade Secret, White Collar Crime

  • 60% Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 40% Business Litigation

First Admitted: 1997, Maryland

Professional Webpage: http://angelilaw.com/professionals/david-angeli/

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2006-Present (Bet the Company Litigation, White Collar Criminal Defense, Commercial Litigation)
  • One of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Oregon, by American Association for Justice
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, Advisory Board, Bureau of National Affairs' White Collar Crime Report
  • District of Columbia, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2002
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Association, Board of Oregon Chapter
  • Vice Chair, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' White Collar Crime Committee
  •  U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, 2002
  • American Bar Association
  • Washington, 2011
  • Maryland, 1997
  • Oregon, 2002
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member, Oregon State Bar, Business Litigation Section, Executive Committee
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • "White Collar Crime: What Every Transactional Lawyer and Civil Litigator Needs to Know in the Post-Enron Era," Multnomah Bar Association, December 2007
  • "From Bad to Worse: When a Civil Case Takes a Criminal Turn," Oregon Association of Defense Counsel Annual Convention, June 2009
  • "Environmental Crimes: The First 30 Days After Indictment," The Seminar Group CLE on Environmental Crimes & Penalties, July 2009
  • "Challenges to Trial Counsel in the Modern World: Using Technology to Present a Winning Case," National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Fall Meeting, Nov. 2009
  • Panelist, "The Fourth Amendment Exclusionary Rule: State & Federal Perspectives," Oregon State Bar Constitutional Law CLE (Dec. 2009)
  • "Time to Amend the Federal Rules to Provide Broader Discovery Rights for Criminal Defendants?," Owen M. Panner Inn of Court, March 2010
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School
  • "Recent Developments in White Collar Criminal Enforcement", Absolute Criminal Litigators Conference, Las Vegas, March 2007
  • Panel Moderator, "Best Practices for Early in the White Collar Criminal Investigation," National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Philadelphia, May 2006)
  • Panelist, "Securities Fraud", American Bar Association National Institute on White Collar Crime (San Francisco, March 2006)
  • Speaker, "Using Technology Persuasively in Jury Arguments and Court Hearings", Oregon Law Institute/Federal Bar Association Advanced Federal Practice & Procedure Seminar (Portland, February 2006)
  • Panelist, "Lessons from Enron", Oregon Law Institute Business Law Seminar, Portland, February 2006
  • "The Impact of Social Networking in Criminal Cases” (Oregon Law Institute CLE on "Ethics in the Ether", November 2010
  • "The Plain View Doctrine And Computer Searches - Balancing Law Enforcement's Investigatory Needs With Privacy Rights in the Digital Age", National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' "Champion" Magazine, August, 2010
  • "Responding to Oregon's Threat of Aggressive Environmental Criminal Enforcement - An Analysis of Oregon's Environmental Crimes Act", The Seminar Group CLE on Environmental Crimes & Penalties, July 2009
  • "The U.S. Department of Justice’s 'Revised’ Principles of Federal Prosecution of Business Organizations: Real Change or Just More of the Same?", Federal Bar Association Newsletter, Spring 2007
  • "Reexamining 'Loss' and 'Gain' in the Wake of Dura Pharmaceuticals v. Broudo–New Ammunition for Securities Fraud Defendants in the Continuing Guidelines War", (Co-Author with Per Ramfjord), NACDL "Champion" Magazine, May 2006
  • "The Benefits and Limitations of Courtroom Technology in Presenting the Complex Case", Oregon State Bar Litigation Journal, Summer 2006
  • "A ‘Second Look' at Crack Cocaine Sentencing Policies: One More Try for Federal Equal Protection," 34 American Criminal Law Review 1211, 1997
  • "Federal Criminal Conflict of Interest, Project, Eleventh Survey of White Collar Crime," American Criminal Law Review, (Co-Author), 1996
  • White Collar Crime Senior Project Editor, The American Criminal Law Review, 1996-1997
  • “‘Zealous’ or ‘Excessive’—Can a Lawyer’s Good Intentions Go Too Far?,” panelist, Oregon Law Institute 25th Annual Ethics CLE (Nov. 2012) 
  • “Litigating Section 1983 Civil Rights Cases: Current Issues & Trends,” panelist, Federal Bar Association (Oregon Chapter) (Oct. 2012)
  • “Now Who is Playing Games? Fraud in Debtor-Creditor Relations,” panelist, Oregon State Bar Debtor-Credit Section Annual CLE (Oct. 2012)
  • “What to Do When the FBI Knocks on Your Door: Employer and Employee Rights and Responsibilities,” panelist, Federal Bar Association (Oregon Chapter) (Sep. 2011)
  • “Joint Defense, Common Interest and Settlement Privileges: Navigating Confidentiality Obligations to Third Parties,” Multnomah Bar Association (June 2011)
  • “The Importance of Vigilance in Preventing and Addressing Prosecutorial Misconduct,” Lewis & Clark Law School (April 2011)
  • “Keeping the Case on Track in Parallel Proceedings,” Multnomah Bar Association (Nov. 2010)
  • "Defending an Innocent Client in the Enron Criminal Cauldron", Oregon State Bar Litigation Institute and Retreat, March 2007
  • "Special Issues Relating to Cross-Examination of Experts in Criminal Cases," Oregon Law Institute, November 2007
Educational Background:
  • Georgetown University Law Center, JD, 1997
  • Boston University, B.S., summa cum laude, 1989

Office location for David H. Angeli

121 SW Morrison Street
Suite 400
Portland, OR 97204

Phone: 503-222-1552

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