David A. DeMuro

Senior Counsel


  • Notre Dame Law School (J.D., 1974)
  • University of Michigan (B.A., 1971)

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David A. DeMuro is a member of the firm's Securities & Commodities Litigation group. Seasoned in the financial services industry, and among the most highly respected professionals in the legal and compliance area of the securities industry, Dave has extensive experience managing and guiding clients through high-stakes securities matters.

Prior to joining NGE, Dave served as Deputy General Counsel for Regulatory and Government affairs at American International Group. Dave also worked as Senior Counsel for O’Melveny & Myers and spent nearly 25 years working with Lehman Brothers, serving as Managing Director and Head of Global Compliance and Regulation during the last 10 years of his tenure.

Prior to working with Lehman Brothers, Dave spent 10 years with the Securities and Exchange Commission in its Enforcement Division in Chicago and Los Angeles and in its Office of General Counsel in Washington, D.C. Dave also spent 11 years as a member of the Executive Committee of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s (SIFMA) Compliance & Legal Society, including serving as its president from 2003 to 2004.  From 2005 to 2010, he was also a member of the Board of Trustees of the SIFMA/Wharton Securities Industry Institute.

Dave was a member of the NASD, now FINRA, Board of Governors from 2001 through 2005. From 1999 through 2002, Dave was on FINRA's National Adjudicatory Council, serving as its Chairman from 2001 to 2002. He was on FINRA's Membership Committee from 1998 through 2008. He also served on FINRA’s Licensing and Registration Council. From 2004 through 2008, he was a member of the FINRA Compliance Advisory Group. From 1996 through 1998, he served on the Business Conduct Committee of the Chicago Board Options Exchange. From 1993 through 1997, he was a member of the Securities Industry/Regulatory Council on Continuing Education, serving as its Chairman in 1997. From 1998 through 2008, he was on the Council’s Regulatory Element Content Committee.

Dave is routinely lauded throughout the industry, including being named compliance person of the year by the Compliance Reporter in 2005. In 2014, Dave received the SIFMA Compliance & Legal Society's Alfred J. Rauschman Award "in recognition of his contribution to the compliance and legal community and a career dedicated to the financial services industry."

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • New York
  • Michigan