C. Simon Davidson Counsel

Simon represents individuals and organizations under investigation by federal and state agencies such as the DOJ, the SEC, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the Office of the Inspector General. He also conducts internal investigations and practices general commercial litigation, including securities class actions, False Claims Act cases and contract disputes.

In addition, Simon advises clients regarding legal and government ethics, including issues arising from interactions with the government. He was the author of “A Question of Ethics,” a longtime column in Roll Call, and is a regular speaker on these topics.


United States of America v. America Online, Inc., Criminal No. 1:04 M 1133 (E.D. Va. 2005). DOJ Investigation of America Online, Inc., and related parties.

Assessment, design and implementation of corporate political law compliance programs.

Representation of industry-leading manufacturer in global cartel investigation involving simultaneous government investigations in the United States, Europe, and Canada.

Defense of international corporations in qui tam actions filed under the False Claims Act.

Advice on Congressional ethics rules.

Numerous corporate internal investigations regarding potential violations of immigration law.

Representation of individuals testifying in SEC investigations involving alleged accounting fraud.

Internal investigations of corporations responding to SEC inquiries regarding insider trading.

Representation of a hedge fund managing partner in defense of an arbitration alleging accounting improprieties and breach of fiduciary duties.

Representation of an international food service company relating to services provided to troops during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Representation of an international lender regarding a multimillion-dollar contract dispute arising out of construction of a steel mill in the Netherlands.

Santiago v. State of Connecticut, 261 Conn. 533 (2002). Argued a case of first impression regarding appellate jurisdiction in the Connecticut Supreme Court.

  • University of Virginia School of Law, JD, 1999
  • University of Virginia, BA, with Honors, 1996

Chair, Criminal Law Section, Virginia Bar Association, 2015-2016

  • Connecticut
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
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