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David S. Versfelt

K&L Gates LLP

New York, NY, USA


David S. Versfelt

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Mr. Versfelt has more than 30 years' experience representing clients in a variety of complex matters in state and federal courts and in private arbitration proceedings. He has handled claims brought under the securities laws; class action defenses; numerous commercial contract disputes; insurance coverage matters; claims of business torts and breach of fiduciary duty; unfair competition matters; trade secret disputes; broker-dealer arbitrations; and investigations by the SEC and the FTC. He has argued appeals before numerous federal appellate courts, and handled dealer distribution matters on an ongoing basis. He represents several trade associations with memberships in the advertising/marketing and manufacturing industries.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
  • Joined K&L Gates in 1998
  • Associate, 1977-1984, and Partner, 1984-1998, with a New York law firm
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Leonard P. Moore, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1976-1977

COURT ADMISSIONS
  • New York State Courts
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth, D.C. and Federal Circuits
  • U.S. Districts Courts  for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York

BAR MEMBERSHIP
New York

EDUCATION
J.D., Columbia University, 1976 (Editor, Columbia Law Review)
A.B., Princeton University, 1973 (Phi Beta Kappa)
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