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David S Rich

David S Rich

Practice areas:

Litigation, Employment & Labor, Securities & Investment Fraud, Appeals

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David S. Rich is the founding member of the Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC.






Mr. Rich litigates civil, commercial, employment, and securities matters in federal and state courts in New York and New Jersey, and arbitrates such matters before FINRA and other arbitral bodies.  Mr. Rich also litigates appeals.


 


Mr. Rich
has represented clients in, among other civil and commercial matters,
breach of contract actions, business torts cases, bankruptcy and
adversary proceedings, civil racketeering actions, oppressed minority
shareholder disputes, product liability litigation,
franchisor-franchisee litigation, qui tam actions, divorce actions and post-divorce judgment proceedings.


 


Mr. Rich has represented clients in,
among other among other labor, employment, and employee benefits
matters, breach of employment contract actions, employment
discrimination cases, retaliatory discharge actions, sexual harassment
cases, actions for breach of non-competition or non-solicitation
agreements, ERISA actions to recover pension or health benefits, and
employee benefit funds' actions to recover withdrawal liability
payments and delinquent ERISA contributions.

Mr. Rich has
represented clients in, among other securities matters, securities
fraud cases, breach of fiduciary duty actions, actions for breach of
investment management contracts, and arbitration proceedings to recover
unpaid bonuses.

Before founding Law Offices of David S. Rich,
LLC, Mr. Rich was a partner of a boutique litigation firm in New York
City.  Mr. Rich has also served as an associate of two prominent,
mid-sized law firms in New York City and New Jersey, respectively.  Mr.
Rich has litigated many noteworthy cases, such as JLM Chems., Inc. v. Summit Resource Group, Inc., No. 08-CV-10296, 2009 WL 1108662 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 24, 2009); Barron Partners, LP v. Lab123, Inc., No. 07-CV-11135, 2009 WL 129043 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 20, 2009); Barron Partners, LP v. Lab123, Inc., No. 07-CV-11135, 2008 WL 2902187 (S.D.N.Y. July 25, 2008); Pastore v. Witco Corporation Severance Plan, 196 Fed.Appx. 18, 2006 WL 2335161 (2d Cir. 2006); and Donohue v. Teamsters Local 282 Welfare, Pension, Annuity, Job Training & Vacation & Sick Leave Trust Funds, 12 F. Supp.2d 273 (E.D.N.Y. 1998).


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Appeals: 25%
    19 years
  2. Securities & Investment Fraud: 25%
  3. Employment & Labor: 25%
    19 years
  4. Litigation: 25%
    19 years

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Arthur Brian Brandt

    I have known David for nearly 40 years. He is an extremely intelligent person who is able to think through any problem. I have been in contact with David in the years since we have both graduated law school. He continues to be a person who I feel I can rely upon to debate legal issues and to arrive at quality answers that will be helpful to clients.

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Contact Info

Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC

708 Third Avenue
Sixth Floor
New York, NY, 10017

Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC

12 First Street
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 07632

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NJActive200005/29/2015
NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 199503/13/2015
DCInactive 199705/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 25 Business Law BlogsLexisNexis2010
Honors in EnglishUniversity of Pennsylvania1991
Benjamin Franklin ScholarUniversity of Pennsylvania1991

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Motions Law ClerkUnited States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit1995 - 1996
Law ClerkHon. Michael W. Farrell, District of Columbia Court of Appeals1994 - 1995

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
New York City Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
JLM Chems., Inc. v. Summit Resource Group, Inc., No. 08-CV-10296, 2009 WL 1108662 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 24, 2009).David S. Rich successfully moved to dismiss the complaint for lack of personal jurisdiction.
Barron Partners, LP v. Lab123, Inc., No. 07-CV-11135, 2009 WL 129043 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 20, 2009).Mr. Rich, on the hedge fund's behalf, successfully moved to dismiss, for failure to state a claim, the sellers' fraud and negligent misrepresentation counterclaims.
Barron Partners, LP v. Lab123, Inc., No. 07-CV-11135, 2008 WL 2902187 (S.D.N.Y. July 25, 2008).Mr. Rich, on the hedge fund's behalf, successfully opposed the seller entities' motion to dismiss the complaint for failure to state a claim.

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Columbia University School of LawN/AJuris Doctor Degree1994
University of PennsylvaniaN/ABachelor of Arts Degree1991

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
January 2011 Breakfast ProgramPreventing Harassment And Retaliation Claims In The Workplace - New York2011