David is a nationally-recognized mediator and arbitrator, who has been a partner in global law firms, a federal prosecutor, and a general counsel of an investment bank. David has been recognized as a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and of the New York Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators, and serves as a member of CPR’s Distinguished Neutrals Panels of Hedge Funds, Banking and Financial Services, General Counsel, and New York. He is a member of the mediation panels of the Federal District Court and Bankruptcy Court for the SDNY. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and a Life Member of the American Law Institute.
"strategic insight and incredible persuasiveness"
As plaintiffs' counsel, he has successfully represented individuals and companies in breach of contract, breach of indenture, injunctive, and fraud cases in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts in New York, Delaware, California, Arizona, Texas, Georgia, Idaho, and Minnesota, and in the Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits.
As defendants' counsel, David has successfully defended securities class actions and derivative suits arising out of public offering and M&A litigation for investment banks, public companies and their officers, and independent directors, in many federal and state courts and arbitration tribunals around the country. He also obtained a judgment of acquittal in a criminal prosecution of a CEO for insider trading after two complete trials. In arbitrations before FINRA and predecessor tribunals, he has obtained successful verdicts on behalf of broker-dealers in claims brought by investors and employees.
"His razor-sharp intellect always comes across."In connection with these and other similar matters, David has been recognized for many years by Chambers for "strategic insight and incredible persuasiveness" and deep understanding…ability to comprehend extremely technical and complicated financial matters. ; by Euromoney Benchmark Litigation for his "awesome securities work"; and has been voted in the Top 100 of Super Lawyers in New York for many years.
In connection with these and other similar matters, David has been recognized for many years by Chambers for "strategic insight and incredible persuasiveness" and deep understanding…ability to comprehend extremely technical and complicated financial matters. ; by Euromoney Benchmark Litigation for his "awesome securities work"; and has been voted in the Top 100 of Super Lawyers in New York for many years.
"bright, totally prepared, experienced"
David has been recognized by counsel for both plaintiffs and defendants as a tough but fair adversary. One adversary has described David as "one of the most articulate, persuasive and likeable advocates you will ever meet. The more complicated the matter, the more awesome his presentation. His razor-sharp intellect always comes across. With all this going for him, he also projects his warm and affable side, sometimes with a twinkle in his eye or a self-effacing remark."
Another lawyer, both trial colleague and adversary, described him as "bright, totally prepared, experienced, very comfortable in court and aggressive."
David brings these traits and more to bear when he is mediating or arbitrating a case. He is an active listener, a creative problem-solver, and knowledgeable about likely outcomes at trial and on appeal.