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David A. Piedra

David A. Piedra

Morrison Cohen LLP

New York, NY, USA


David is a Partner in the Business Litigation department, and also serves as the Firm’s General Counsel. He handles all phases of complex litigation, from pleading through trial and appeals.

David has a broad-based practice, including commercial, real estate, insurance, and securities matters. He regularly represents real estate developers, landlords, property owners, and lenders in property, lease, land use, and construction disputes; counsels insurance companies and insureds regarding insurance and reinsurance disputes (which have included disputes involving credit risk insurance, residual value insurance, classic property and casualty insurance, business interruption losses, medical insurance, and life insurance); defends complex securities claims on behalf of officers, directors, and corporations; and advises clients in connection with the defense (or prosecution) of business tort claims. David is also frequently called upon to represent high net-worth individuals (and their business entities) in professional and personal disputes, including partnership, contract, employment, compensation, securities, and royalty disputes, as well as complex matrimonial and child support matters.

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

New York City Bar Association

Recognition

Fordham International Law Journal

Research & Writing Editor

News & Publications

D. Piedra, "Partnership Agreements Make a Difference", New York Law Journal, (June 26, 2006)

D. Piedra, "Section 42 of the Lanham Act and Non-Genuine Gray Market Goods: Reevaluating the Affiliate Exception," 13 Fordham International Law Journal 490 (1990)

D. Piedra (Co-author), "Are Arbitration Awards Still Sacrosanct?", Commercial and Business Litigation Newsletter, American Bar Association, Litigation Section, (Summer, 1999)

D. Piedra (Co-author), "A Commercial Practitioner's Perspective on the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods," Commercial and Business Litigation Newsletter, American Bar Association, Litigation Section (Fall, 1999)

Practices

Business Litigation

Bankruptcy & Restructuring

Education

Fordham University School of Law, J.D.

University of Colorado at Boulder, B.A.

Admissions

New York
Connecticut
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
U.S. Tax Court

David A. Piedra is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Deposition Practice Tips and Logistics (Substantive Outline) (January 2017) - Fundamentals of Taking and Defending Depositions 2017, Monday, March 13, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Deposition Preparation, Exhibit Selection and Logistics - Fundamentals of Taking and Defending Depositions 2017, Friday, March 17, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Deposition Preparation, Exhibit Selection and Logistics - Deposition Preparation, Exhibit Selection and Logistics, Friday, March 17, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Deposition Preparation, Exhibit Selection and Logistics - Deposition Preparation, Exhibit Selection and Logistics, Friday, March 17, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Deposition Preparation, Exhibit Selection and Logistics - Deposition Preparation, Exhibit Selection and Logistics, Friday, March 17, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Fundamentals of Taking and Defending Depositions 2017, Friday, March 24, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Fundamentals of Taking and Defending Depositions 2018, Friday, March 09, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Fundamentals of Taking and Defending Depositions 2018, Friday, March 09, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Fundamentals of Taking and Defending Depositions 2018, Friday, March 09, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Fundamentals of Taking and Defending Depositions 2018, Friday, March 09, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Fundamentals of Taking and Defending Depositions 2018, Friday, March 09, 2018, Cincinnati, OH
Fundamentals of Taking and Defending Depositions 2018, Friday, March 09, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Fundamentals of Taking and Defending Depositions 2018, Friday, March 09, 2018, Cleveland, OH
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