David Pitofsky joined News Corporation as Deputy General Counsel in April 2013 and was appointed to the additional role of Deputy Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer in June 2013. He is also the Lead Member for criminal and regulatory matters of the company’s Management & Standards Committee, which was created in the aftermath of the revelations of voicemail interception and payments to public officials by journalists and others working for mastheads in London. Among other responsibilities, David supervises the company’s efforts to implement enhanced anti-corruption compliance policies and procedures.
From 1996 to 2005, David was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York specializing in white collar investigations and prosecutions. He ended his tenure in that office as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division (with a period as Acting Chief) and as the U.S. Attorney’s designee to the President’s Corporate Fraud Task Force, to which he presented regarding his investigation and prosecution of Computer Associates, Inc., which resulted in convictions of the company’s CEO, CFO, Deputy CFO, General Counsel, Head of Sales and other senior managers, as well as a watershed Deferred Prosecution Agreement with the company.
From 2005 to 2013, David was a partner at Goodwin Procter, LLP, resident in the firm’s White Collar Crime & Investigations and Securities Litigation & Enforcement Practice Areas. David was co-lead counsel for the only individual acquitted in the DOJ’s prosecution of former tax professionals at or associated with KPMG, which was billed as the largest tax prosecution in U.S. history. He also was counsel to Kenneth R. Feinberg in connection with Mr. Feinberg’s role as Claims Administrator for the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, which was established by BP in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico.