“brings rare combination of smarts and people skills to the mediation process”
A graduate of Brown University and Harvard Law School, David is a nationally-recognized mediator and arbitrator, who has been peer-recognized as a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and of the New York Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators, and serves as a member of CPR’s Distinguished Neutrals Panels of Hedge Funds, Banking and Financial Services, General Counsel, and New York. He is a member of the Mediation Advisory Committee of the U.S. District Court for the SDNY and a member of the mediation panels of the SDNY District Court and Bankruptcy Court.
A former trial lawyer who has been a partner in global law firms, a federal prosecutor, and a general counsel of an investment bank, David is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and a Life Member of the American Law Institute. He has been cited for many years by Chambers for “strategic insight and incredible persuasiveness” and ”ability to comprehend extremely technical and complicated financial matters, and has been voted in the Top 100 of Super Lawyers in New York for many years.
When an active trial lawyer, one adversary described David as “one of the most articulate, persuasive and likeable advocates you will ever meet. The more complicated the matter, the more awesome his presentation. His razor-sharp intellect always comes across. With all this going for him, he also projects his warm and affable side, sometimes with a twinkle in his eye or a self-effacing remark.”
“strategic insight and incredible persuasiveness”
Another lawyer, both trial colleague and adversary, described him as “bright, totally prepared, experienced, very comfortable in court and aggressive.”
David brings these traits and more to bear when he is mediating or arbitrating a case. He is an active listener, a creative problem-solver, and knowledgeable about likely outcomes at trial and on appeal.
For further information, see Mr. Brodsky’s CV.