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David S Rich

Employment and labor Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   10 reviews
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  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 23 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 27 years
    New York - NY 28 years
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    50%
    The Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC assists residents and businesses in regard to: New York City Business Litigation Attorney New York City Securities Fraud Attorney New York City Appeals Attorney New York City Wrongful Termination Attorney New York City Unpaid Bonuses Litigation Attorney New York City Trial Attorney New York City Contract Disputes Attorney New York City Breach Of Contract Attorney

    28 years

  2. Litigation
    30%
    The Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC assists residents and businesses in regard to: New York City Business Litigation Attorney New York City Securities Fraud Attorney New York City Appeals Attorney New York City Wrongful Termination Attorney New York City Unpaid Bonuses Litigation Attorney New York City Trial Attorney New York City Contract Disputes Attorney New York City Breach Of Contract Attorney

    28 years

  3. Appeals
    10%
    The Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC assists residents and businesses in regard to: New York City Business Litigation Attorney New York City Securities Fraud Attorney New York City Appeals Attorney New York City Wrongful Termination Attorney New York City Unpaid Bonuses Litigation Attorney New York City Trial Attorney New York City Contract Disputes Attorney New York City Breach Of Contract Attorney

    28 years

  4. Securities and investment fraud
    10%
    The Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC assists residents and businesses in regard to: New York City Business Litigation Attorney New York City Securities Fraud Attorney New York City Appeals Attorney New York City Wrongful Termination Attorney New York City Unpaid Bonuses Litigation Attorney New York City Trial Attorney New York City Contract Disputes Attorney New York City Breach Of Contract Attorney

WE EXPERTLY REPRESENT EXECUTIVES, PROFESSIONALS, AND BUSINESSES IN EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR MATTERS.
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 . 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. 273 (E.D.N.Y. 1998).

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
2024

Location

Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC
420 Lexington Avenue, Suite 300
New York, NY, 10170
Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC
12 First Street
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 07632
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by Chayim | February 27, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest, Professional, Knowledgeable
I had an issue with my employer, and reached out to Mr. Rich. He took the time to go over all the options with me, and gave me a summary of the law regarding my situation. I like that he spoke to me in layman's terms, but still displayed a sharp knowledge of the law and strategy. He guided me to the best possible outcome without empty promises or dancing around the issues. I wish every lawyer was like him (except for the ones representing my adversary ;-) ).
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Posted by Georgette | February 21, 2024
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent business and employment attorney
David S. Rich was a valuable resource to me in my role as an independent data sciences consultant. He is very savvy about business situations. At one point I had signed a contract and Statement of Work with a software company. The company asked me to perform tasks without compensation, despite the Statement of Work. David advised me to bill the company for hours worked and cancel the contract. It was a good move because others I know later had problems with that company. David is trustworthy and transparent about his scope of knowledge. Recently another attorney claimed that I had to redo a document, but I had my doubts. David did not know that answer. In less than a minute he looked up a journal article and explained a change in state standards. Whether you are an employee, employer, or business principal, he will guide you in the right direction.
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Posted by Samuel Belil | February 20, 2024
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| Consulted Attorney
FROM SAM BELIL FOR DAVID RICH
I find David to be an outstanding attorney and gentleman!!! Anytime I had questions or needed some quick legal advice he always came through in the clutch! I recommend him anyplace and anytime! Samuel Belil.
Posted by Antonio | February 19, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best Employment Lawyer
David is an expert employment lawyer, especially for financial service professionals. He is prompt, has excellent attention to detail, and is very friendly. He really puts his clients' interest first. He helped me in my separation from my previous employer. If I ever find myself needing similar services again, I will not hesitate to contact him.
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Posted by Rob | February 8, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great result
David represented me in my separation from my company. I had been in negotiations for six months before i retained. David got a great settlement within a week
Posted by Brooke | February 6, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Five stars for David Rich
David Rich is an excellent employment lawyer. I’m an executive at a Fortune 500 company who has relied on David Rich for employment contracts and severance agreements over the years. David has always gotten me great results. I’ve also referred David to numerous colleagues who’ve thanked me for referring David to them. David is a brilliant attorney who always works very diligently to make sure I get the best possible result while keeping me in the loop along the way. What I like about David’s law practice is that David IS the firm. I know David is DIRECTLY involved with my case, NOT delegating to a junior attorney (which many of the larger firms do). I know I can count on David Rich for my legal matters.
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Posted by Linda | February 4, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Mr. Rich!
I consulted Mr. Rich about an employment problem at my workplace . Mr. Rich explained the legal issues in layman’s terms which were easy to understand. Throughout the litigation of my case, Mr. Rich was patient and pleasant. He communicated with me in a timely manner and kept me informed Mr. Rich is very knowledgeable , professional, and easy to talk with. He won my case!! I highly recommend Mr. Rich!! If I could give a twenty star rating, I would!!
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Posted by Tirza | February 1, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Terrific Lawyer
David Rich obtained an excellent result for me in a court case in which the odds were stacked against me. Later, Mr. Rich, on my company's behalf, expertly revised and negotiated a complex business contract; in doing so, Mr. Rich obtained, for my company, numerous valuable concessions from the other party. I am very pleased with Mr. Rich’s services. I would retain Mr. Rich again in a heartbeat.
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Posted by Michael | January 31, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
expert attorney / nuanced, realistic and comprehensive knowledge
I would like to recommend David Rich; he has aided me over the years with his broad and deep knowledge in employment and securities law. As an owner of a broker-dealer, I have the need for expertise in both areas in which David specializes and I have found his advice to be nuanced, realistic and comprehensive and he is skilled in providing reasoned guidance, and conveying legal understanding. I can highly recommend David with confidence.
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Posted by Shadeed | February 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unjust Firing
The Honorable David Rich got my job back, with full benefits and complete back pay. Mr. David Rich is unwaveringly professional, meticulous and logically aggressive. His litigation stance is take no prisoners from beginning to glorious and victorious end. The "Fortune 500" company he slayed for me doesn't want to see him again. My family and I are forever appreciative of his service. David Rich is a "titan" litigant. Sincerely, Shadeed A.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Member
  • Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Partner
  • Lax & Neville, LLP
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Hellring Lindeman Goldstein & Siegal LLP
  • 2001 - 2005
  • 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
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Education

  • Columbia University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor Degree
  • 1994
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 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.
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Associations

  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • 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
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (9)
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Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Friend
"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."
Appeals Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is aggressive and smart. He knows employment law inside and out. I have referred cases to him and my clients always say that he is an exceptional, diligent, and attentive attorney. Bruce Gudin, Esq."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Rich is an outstanding and excellent attorney. I would recommend anyone and everyone to him for his services. I have been practicing for 24 years as a judge, magistrate, law professor, private attorney, and prosecutor, and I learn from his answers on Avvo every day. Simply an exemplary attorney."
Business Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David has real expertise which is evident from several discussions we have had, including a meeting we had about a pension case."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.David is well know for his hard work in the field of employment law. He is active in New York and in New Jersey."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is a dedicated and knowledgeable advocate."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Reza is generous with his time and knowledge and works very hard for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He really knows his stuff."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David generously shares his expertise with fellow attorneys."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He generously contributes information and guidance to other lawyers."
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New York Employment and labor Lawyer David S Rich
David S Rich
Employment and labor Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 28 years
Virtual consultation available