David Spector is Akerman’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He leads the firm's strategic growth initiatives and drives the firm’s commitment to deliver a market-leading client experience. David works regularly with firm clients to ensure their business challenges are met through innovative legal solutions. He also works with firm leaders to manage operational issues throughout the firm’s 24 offices nationwide.
Prior to serving as Chairman and CEO, David founded Akerman’s Fraud and Recovery Practice Group, an innovative legal team dedicated to the investigation and eradication of fraud. An accomplished trial lawyer, David litigates complex fraud schemes and unfair and deceptive practices on behalf of property and casualty and health insurers, financial institutions, self-insured retailers, and other market leaders operating in the United States.
David’s national work in plaintiff-side fraud investigation and litigation has led to the development of case law that helps corporations recover financial losses caused by fraudulent acts. In such fraud related matters, he has served as lead trial counsel which resulted in favorable verdicts for his clients, as well as obtained summary judgments relating to unlawful ownership structure of healthcare providers, medical legal referral services, statutory obligations of medical directors, and the submission of fraudulent claims to insurers. David regularly collaborates with his clients to develop investigatory methods to identify patterns of fraudulent behavior.
In addition, David has significant experience in complex commercial litigation and defending law firms from claims of legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duties — one of which resulted in the striking of his opponents’ pleadings in a case valued at more than $1 billion.
David has earned notable rankings in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers, and other industry publications.