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).
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|New Jersey Super Lawyer – Employment & Labor — 2019 - 2021||Super Lawyers||2019|
|New York Metro Super Lawyer - Employment & Labor — 2015 - 2021||Super Lawyers||2015|
|AV (Preeminent) Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell®||2011|
|Top 25 Business Law Blogs||LexisNexis||2010|
|Honors in English||University of Pennsylvania||1991|
|Benjamin Franklin Scholar||University of Pennsylvania||1991|
|Motions Law Clerk||United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit||1995 - 1996|
|Law Clerk||Hon. Michael W. Farrell, District of Columbia Court of Appeals||1994 - 1995|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New York City Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Jacobs & Whitehall||Executives And Professionals In New York: Your Rights At Work||2021|
|New York Business Litigation and Employment Attorneys Blog||Weekly Posts||2011|
|Partner News & Views (GTM Payroll Servs. Inc., Clifton Park, N.Y.)||New York Senate & Assembly Each Pass Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights; Governor Pledges To Sign The Bill Into Law||2010|
|American Academy of Financial Management Global Online Journal||Terminated Investment Bankers and Financial Services Employees May Be Entitled to Recover Their Unpaid Bonuses, Despite Employment-Related Documents Which Render Such Bonuses 'Discretionary' or Which Restrict Bonuses To Active Employees||2009|
|American Academy of Financial Management Global Online Journal||Terminated Investment Banking Employees in the Investment Banking and Financial Services Industries May Be Entitled to Recover Their Unpaid Bonuses||2008|
|Columbia University School of Law||Juris Doctor Degree||1994|
|University of Pennsylvania||Bachelor of Arts Degree||1991|
|January 2011 Breakfast Program||Preventing Harassment And Retaliation Claims In The Workplace - New York||2011|
|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.|
|U.S. ex rel. John Glover v. Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, No. 05-CV-6522 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 5, 2008) (oral opinion).||Mr. Rich and a colleague successfully opposed the defendant agency's summary judgment motion.|
|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.|
|Pastore v. Witco Corporation Severance Plan, 196 Fed.Appx. 18, 2006 WL 2335161 (2d Cir. 2006).||The Second Circuit vacated in most respects the District Court’s order and remanded for further proceedings, vindicating Mr. Rich’s contention that the plan administrator acted arbitrarily and capriciously in denying benefits to the participant.|
Posted by Shadeed
February 20, 2018