David Blackorby

David N. Blackorby

Of Counsel
Phone:(479) 464.5693
Locations: Rogers, Austin
Bar Admissions: Arizona, Arkansas, Oregon , Texas

David Blackorby joined Mitchell Williams in the litigation and investigations and corporate compliance practice group. Mr. Blackorby has years of experience managing security programs for global operations in the areas of retail inventory sourcing and ecommerce development as Vice President of Global Security for Walmart. He is a former Federal Prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice and an experienced litigator concentrating on corporate fraud, white-collar, and money laundering crimes.  Mr. Blackorby is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with strong knowledge of the Federal Tax Code, business acquisitions, SEC stock fraud/manipulations and loan fraud issues. 


  • Managed teams of security managers located in Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas that manage security programs for global operations in the areas of retail inventory sourcing and ecommerce development.
  • Directed core global sourcing asset protection and security business and interacting with the global operations to ensure appropriate measures are in place to mitigate risk related to personal security, facilities and physical security, transportation and information security.
  • Managed global security applications for integrated physical and digital dot com operations.  
  • Developed and managed security and compliance programs in the areas of supply chain, site, travel, associate vetting and internal investigations
  • Supervised teams that provided legal support to the global security, aviation, travel and ethics divisions. 
  • Reviewed and addressed legal issues that arose in the areas of international asset protection and security, risk management, ethics, aviation, finance and administration, corporate investigations, emergency management and security services.

  • Directed money laundering, white collar fraud, general crimes, anti-terrorism and Medicare/Medicaid fraud prosecutions for the Western District of Arkansas.
  • Reviewed and assigned cases, working closely with staff to set strategy and monitor progress of multiple cases simultaneously. 
  • Provided direction and guidance for 200 to 250 open cases while continuing to act as lead counsel for specific corporate and white-collar fraud actions.
  • Prosecuted brokers and lawyers operating hedge-fund schemes and illegal tax shelter schemes. 
  • Led prosecution of senior corporate executives of Fortune 500 companies for receiving kickbacks from foreign vendors. 
  • Prosecuted money laundering operations that were facilitating offshore movement of illegally diverted funds.  Prosecuted corporate and bank executives for insider trading violations.
  • Retired Brigadier General in the Army National Guard.


  • U.S. Army War College M.A. (2003)
  • Lewis and Clark University, Northwestern School of Law J.D. (1987)
  • University of Illinois Certified Public Accountant (1976)
  • Illinois College B.S. in Accounting & Math (1971)


  • Member, Arkansas Bar Association
  • Member, Arizona Bar Association
  • Member, Oregon Bar Association
  • Member, Texas Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, National Native American Bar Association
  • Member, Tribal Voices
  • Member, U.S. Cavalry & Armor Association
  • Executive Advisor, Texas Army National Guard
  • Member, American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS)
  • Member, National Retail Federation Supply Chain Security Committee
  • Member, Supply Chain Risk Leadership Council Board of Governor's
  • Past Chairman, Supply Chain Audit Network Board of Directors