David H. Angeli

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Portland, OR

Angeli Law Group LLC
 | 121 SW Morrison Street, Suite 400
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: 503-222-1552
Fax: 503-227-0880
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (60%),
  • Business Litigation (40%)
Attorney Profile


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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: White Collar (60%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Business Litigation (40%): Trade Secret

Focus Areas

White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Trade Secret


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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018

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About David Angeli

Admitted: 1997, Oregon

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:

  • Washington, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, 2002
  • Oregon, 2002
  • District of Columbia, 1998
  •  U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 1998
  • Maryland, 1997
  • Member, Advisory Board, Bureau of National Affairs' White Collar Crime Report
  • Member, Federal Bar Association, Board of Oregon Chapter
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member, Oregon State Bar, Business Litigation Section, Executive Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Vice Chair, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' White Collar Crime Committee

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • “Keeping the Case on Track in Parallel Proceedings,” Multnomah Bar Association (Nov. 2010)
  • “The Importance of Vigilance in Preventing and Addressing Prosecutorial Misconduct,” Lewis & Clark Law School (April 2011)
  • “Joint Defense, Common Interest and Settlement Privileges: Navigating Confidentiality Obligations to Third Parties,” Multnomah Bar Association (June 2011)
  • “What to Do When the FBI Knocks on Your Door: Employer and Employee Rights and Responsibilities,” panelist, Federal Bar Association (Oregon Chapter) (Sep. 2011)
  • “Now Who is Playing Games? Fraud in Debtor-Creditor Relations,” panelist, Oregon State Bar Debtor-Credit Section Annual CLE (Oct. 2012)
  • “Litigating Section 1983 Civil Rights Cases: Current Issues & Trends,” panelist, Federal Bar Association (Oregon Chapter) (Oct. 2012)
  • “‘Zealous’ or ‘Excessive’—Can a Lawyer’s Good Intentions Go Too Far?,” panelist, Oregon Law Institute 25th Annual Ethics CLE (Nov. 2012) 
  • "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
  • Panel Moderator, "Best Practices for Early in the White Collar Criminal Investigation," National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Philadelphia, May 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
  • Panelist, "The Fourth Amendment Exclusionary Rule: State & Federal Perspectives," Oregon State Bar Constitutional Law CLE (Dec. 2009)
  • "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 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
  • Panelist, "Lessons from Enron", Oregon Law Institute Business Law Seminar, Portland, February 2006
  • "Recent Developments in White Collar Criminal Enforcement", Absolute Criminal Litigators Conference, Las Vegas, March 2007
  • "Environmental Crimes: The First 30 Days After Indictment," The Seminar Group CLE on Environmental Crimes & Penalties, July 2009
  • "From Bad to Worse: When a Civil Case Takes a Criminal Turn," Oregon Association of Defense Counsel Annual Convention, June 2009
  • "White Collar Crime: What Every Transactional Lawyer and Civil Litigator Needs to Know in the Post-Enron Era," Multnomah Bar Association, December 2007
  • "Special Issues Relating to Cross-Examination of Experts in Criminal Cases," Oregon Law Institute, November 2007
  • "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
  • "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
  • White Collar Crime Senior Project Editor, The American Criminal Law Review, 1996-1997
  • "The Benefits and Limitations of Courtroom Technology in Presenting the Complex Case", Oregon State Bar Litigation Journal, Summer 2006
  • "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
  • "The Impact of Social Networking in Criminal Cases” (Oregon Law Institute CLE on "Ethics in the Ether", November 2010
  • 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, "Securities Fraud", American Bar Association National Institute on White Collar Crime (San Francisco, March 2006)
  • "Defending an Innocent Client in the Enron Criminal Cauldron", Oregon State Bar Litigation Institute and Retreat, March 2007

Educational Background:

  • Georgetown University Law Center, JD, 1997
  • Boston University, B.S., summa cum laude, 1989
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Office Location for David H. Angeli

121 SW Morrison Street
Suite 400
Portland, OR 97204

Phone: 503-222-1552

Fax: 503-227-0880

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Last Updated: 3/15/2018

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