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David Klingsberg

David Klingsberg, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1958. Recipient Public Interest Leadership award, Legal Aid Society, 2001, 2001, Pro Bono Service award, 2005.


  • Klingsberg, David was born on February 4, 1934 in New York City.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, 1957. Bachelor of Science, New York University, 1954.


    • Law clerk to the United States District Judge, New York, 1957-1958. Attorney United States Department Justice, Office Deputy Attorney General, Washington, 1958-1959. Assistant United States attorney criminal division Southern District New York, 1959-1961.

      Chief appellate attorney United States Attorney Office, New York, 1961-1962. Associate Kaye Scholer LLP, New York City, 1962—1965, partner, 1966—2004, chairman executive committee, 1996—2004, special counsel, since 2005. Adjunct faculty Rutgers School Law, since 2005.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1958.


    • Contributor articles to legal journals. Member editorial board Yale Law Jour, 1956-1957.


    Fellow American College Trial Lawyers. Member American Bar Association, Association Bar City New York (chairman anti-trust and trade regulation committee 1986-1989, Thurgood Marshall award for representation in death sentence cases 1998), New York State Bar Association, Legal Aid Society New York (board directors 2001-2006, board advisors since 2006).


    • Married Fran Sue Morganstern, August 16, 1959. 3 children.
    • spouse: Fran Sue Morganstern
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    Born February 4, 1934