Dave Fassett focuses his practice on commercial and other civil disputes, criminal investigations and prosecutions, and transactional matters. He counsels and defends both corporate and individual clients in a variety of matters before federal, state, and administrative courts; governmental and private agencies; professional licensing boards; and other tribunals. He has over 30 years’ experience in defending complex matters at the investigative, pretrial, trial, and appellate levels and has successfully argued motions, tried cases, and appealed decisions on countless occasions in numerous forums. He specializes in identifying, developing, and briefing factual and legal issues quickly and persuasively in order to resolve disputes in their infancy or avoid them entirely.
Dave's civil practice features a broad variety of litigation and administrative matters including agricultural, antitrust, class actions, construction, consumer fraud, contracts, corporate, employment, environmental, estates, fraud, health care, land use, licensing, partnerships, products liability, professional liability, securities, and toxic torts. His criminal defense practice primarily concerns financial and other white-collar matters including bank fraud, billing fraud, bribery, computer fraud, embezzlement, financial institution crimes, health care fraud, identity theft, money laundering, mortgage fraud, public corruption, securities fraud, and tax fraud.
Dave is annually recognized in both The Best Lawyers in America and New Jersey Super Lawyers in the practice areas of both appellate practice and white-collar criminal defense. He has published several articles analyzing developments in the law and lectures on emerging legal issues.
Dave graduated with honors from both Duke University and Georgetown University Law Center. After practicing at a large law firm for two years, he then formed a boutique litigation practice with Jack Arseneault. Their partnership has continued uninterrupted for 30 years.