David S. Rich is the founding member of the Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC, a New York Employment and Business Litigation Law Firm, in New York City and in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Mr. Rich is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Law and the University of Pennsylvania. He has more than twenty years of experience defending employers and businesses and representing executives and professionals in business and employment lawsuits and matters.
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 represents companies and individuals in, among other civil and commercial matters, breach of contract actions, business torts cases, bankruptcy and adversary proceedings, civil racketeering actions, consumer fraud actions, business dissolution proceedings and other corporate litigation, product liability litigation, franchisor-franchisee litigation, qui tam actions. proceedings to enforce money judgments. divorce actions and post-divorce judgment proceedings.
Mr. Rich defends employers and represents professionals and executives in, among other labor, employment, and employee benefits matters, breach of employment contract actions, wage-and-hour lawsuits, employment discrimination cases, retaliatory discharge actions, sexual harassment cases and other unlawful workplace harassment cases, labor arbitrations, unfair labor practice proceedings, actions for breach of non-competition or non-solicitation agreements, workers’ compensation cases, audits and investigations by federal and state departments of labor, ERISA actions to recover pension or health benefits, and employee benefit funds’ actions to recover withdrawal liability payments and delinquent ERISA contributions.
Mr. Rich drafts business contracts and employment agreements. Further, Mr. Rich helps employers create, maintain, and fairly enforce good workplace policies and procedures.
New York Employment and Business Litigation Attorney Mr. Rich represents clients in, among other securities matters, securities fraud cases, breach of fiduciary duty actions, and actions for breach of investment management contracts.
Before founding the Law Offices of David S. Rich. LLC, Mr. Rich was a partner of a boutique litigation firm in New York City. Mr. Rich 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 129013 (S.D.NY. 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).
Mr. Rich holds an AV (Preeminent) Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Rich has been selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as a New York Metro Super Lawyer (Employment & Labor) for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 and as a New Jersey Super Lawyer (Employment and Labor) for 2019.
Mr. Rich is the author of the New York Business Litigation and Employment Attorneys Blog, which was selected by LexisNexis as one of the Top 25 Business Law Blogs of 2010 and 2011, and which was selected by LexisNexis as one of the Top 25 Labor and Employment Law Blogs of 2011. Mr. Rich has published a substantial number of articles on employment law. Further, Mr. Rich has been interviewed and quoted by numerous media outlets on business litigation and employment law issues. In addition, Mr. Rich has spoken to professional organizations on employment law topics.
- New York; New Jersey; District of Columbia
- U.S, District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
- Juris Doctor Degree, Columbia University School of Law, New York, NY, 1994
- Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1991 (Honors in English; Benjamin Franklin Scholar)
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