David J. Federbush

Suite 9134977 Battery LaneBethesda, MD 20814

Updated: 11/15/2017


After twelve years as an award winning federal civil prosecutor of unfair and deceptive trade practices at the FTC, Mr. Federbush has for twenty-five years represented corporations and individuals in a broad range of civil actions including commercial, consumer, financial fraud, and negligence suits.  He has practiced in civil litigation firms and on his own in Miami, D.C. and suburban Maryland, appearing in federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels and in...


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Practice Areas

  • Administrative Law - FTC
  • Regulatory, including Regulatory Takings
  • Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Consumer Law and Privacy
  • Contracts
  • Financial Fraud
  • Financial Institutions
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Negligence
  • Discrimination


  • 90%


  • FTC Award for Meritorious Service: For Tireless Efforts, Commitment to excellence and dedication to the public interest, 1983
  • FTC Award for Superior Service: For Sustained Excellent Performance in the Prosecution of Investment Fraud, 1988

Published Works

  • "The Unexplored Territory of Unfairness in Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices", The Florida Bar Journal, May, 1999
  • "Little FTC Act Claims Are Some Big Deal", The National Law Journal (In Focus Health Care section), July 5, 1999
  • "The Unclear Scope of Unconscionability in FDUTPA", The Florida Bar Journal, July-August, 2000
  • "Florida and Federal Protection of Privacy in E-Commerce", The Florida Bar Business Law Section Quarterly Report, February, 2001
  • "Halting Unauthorized Access to Personal Data", The National Law Journal (In Focus Computer Law section), March 5, 2001
  • "Obtaining Relief for Deceptive Practices Under FDUTPA", The Florida Bar Journal, November, 2001
  • "FDUTPA for Civil Antitrust: Additonal Conduct, Party, and Geographic Coverage; State Actions for Consumer Restitution", The Florida Bar Journal, December, 2002
  • "Rebuttable Presumption of Reliance in Class Actions", The Maryland Bar Journal, July/August, 2003
  • "Entitlement to Attorney's Fees Under FDUTPA", The Florida Bar Journal, January, 2004
  • "Damages Under FDUTPA", The Florida Bar Journal, May, 2004

Classes and Seminars

  • "Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act", CLE Seminar - Current Issues in Litigation - Miami, FL 2003
  • "Trying and Defending a Consumer Protection Case", CLE Seminar - Miami FL, January, 2004
  • "Litigation under FDUTPA", Florida Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Coral Gables, Fla., March 2004

Representative Clients

  • Representative Past and Present Clients:
  • Davis Paul, Former CEO, CenTrust Savings & Loan
  • Commodore Aviation, Inc.
  • Receiver for FBA, Inc.
  • Fininvest America Corp. Liquidating Trust
  • United States Fidelity & Guaranty Company
  • Vesta Insurance Group
  • AT&T Corp.
  • Barnett Bank of South Florida
  • Data Lease Financial Corp.
  • Care Florida, Inc.
  • IVAX Industries, Inc
  • Trustee, Television Film Trust Agreement with Jackie Gleason Ent.
  • with Jackie Gleason Enterprises, Inc.
  • Arthur Andersen & Co.
  • Farm Fresh Supermarkets of Maryland, Inc.
  • Numerous individuals



Office Information


Suite 9134977 Battery LaneBethesda, MD 20814


  • (301)657-4684


Other Offices

David J. Federbush5581 Glen Abbey CourtDelray Beach, Florida 33484(561)865-2930

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