Phone: 202-731-1697

Fax: 855-226-8791


Office: Washington DC

  • David Verhey’s practice concentrates on counseling and representation of clients with business interests in national security, information technology, cybersecurity, and government contracts. He helps companies and institutions manage risk, comply with government regulations, and resolve disputes and investigations. He also assists clients with due diligence and corporate organization, including operating and buy-sell agreements. David is a frequent conference speaker and an author of articles on security and technology, including big data, the internet of things, insider threat mitigation, and privacy policy. He is also the founder and principal of SDS Advisors LLC, a technology consulting firm. He is cleared TS/SCI.
  • David’s legal career has spanned almost twenty years including stints in private practice and government service. He formerly served as a Senior Advisor and Counsel in the Department of Defense, where he supported IT development, cybersecurity, classified contracts, and counter-terrorism programs.
  • Prior to joining the Department of Defense, he was a partner in a national law firm, a senior executive at the Interior Department, and counsel to the California Governor. David began his career as a trial and appellate attorney in the California Department of Justice, where he successfully handled federal and state litigation involving criminal databases, major state procurements, and constitutional issues.
    • CyberSecurity Law & Policy
    • Defense and Intelligence
    • Information Technology
    • National Security, Government Affairs
  • J.D., University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
  • B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Expanding the Internet of Things: Four Key Legal Issues (and Why They Matter) (2016)
  • Positioning Your Tech Startup for a Successful Acquisition: Five Key Steps (2016)
  • Whistleblower Protections for Contractors Supporting the Intelligence Community (2016)
  • Government Contractor Alert: Does Your Company Have an Effective Insider Threat Program? (2015)
  • District of Columbia
  • California (Inactive)
  • Big Data and the Internet of Things: Legal and Policy Issues, AIE Symposium on Big Data and Predictive Analytics for Intelligence and Defense (2016)
  • Hyper-connectivity and Big Data: Key Legal Issues for the IC, United States Government (2016)
  • Cyber Open Source Methods and Operations: Legal and Policy Issues, Department of Defense (2015 & 2016)
  • Cyber Advanced Support Operations, White Canvas Group (2016)
  • Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things, University of Maryland (2016)|Managing the Risks of Insider Threat, University of Virginia & AFCEA (2015)
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