David McLaughlin is a Senior Assistant Attorney General and prosecutor in the State of Georgia Department of Law. David has been a prosecutor for 22 years, the last 19 with the Attorney General's Office. David is the Chief of the Special Prosecutions Unit, which primarily handles white-collar crime and government corruption cases involving the state. In addition to overseeing the Attorney General's prosecution team, David prosecutes complex white-collar crime and racketeering (RICO) cases. He has successfully brought numerous RICO forfeiture actions on behalf of Georgia, recovering millions of dollars in property and assets. In 2005 David was the primary author of the nation's first residential mortgage fraud law, which has become the model followed by several states. In 2004, David was profiled in the Fulton County Daily Report's annual "On the Rise" issue. In 2007, the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators awarded David the Distinguished Service Award for his work in combating mortgage fraud. The Georgia Real Estate Fraud Prevention and Awareness Coalition awarded David the Fraud Fighter Award in 2009. A volunteer instructor for the National White Collar Crime Center, David has been one of the Center's highest rated instructors for the past 15 years. David is a Master in the Bleckley Inn of Court. David received a BS in Education from Missouri State University in 1988 and received his JD from the University of Missouri School of Law in 1992. David is a past Deacon at Heatherwood Baptist Church and teaches adult Sunday school. David is active with his son in Boy Scouts and is the Committee Chair of Troop 57. In 2013 David received the BSA District Award of Merit. A professed "gear junkie," David is an outdoor enthusiast, runner, swimmer, and photographer. He does woodworking and carving. David is a certified Wilderness First Responder and teaches CPR and wilderness first aid.