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David M. Brodsky, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Complex Commercial Litigation, White Collar Criminal Defense, Securities Litigation, SEC Enforcement. Member of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP.


Brodsky, David Michael was born on October 16, 1943 in Providence. Son of Irving and Naomi (Richman) Brodsky.


Brown University (Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, 1964). Harvard University (Bachelor of Laws, 1967).


Worked at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP (New York, NY) specializing in General Practice. Corporate, Banking, Securities, Bankruptcy and Debt Restructuring, Commercial Finance, Environmental, Equipment Financing and Leasing, Insurance, Litigation, Employee Benefits, Employment Law, Real Estate, Tax, Family Law and Trusts and Estates. Admitted to the bar, 1968, New York.

1969, United States. District Court, Southern District of New York. 1974, United States. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. 1975, United States. District Court, Eastern District of New York.

1977, United States. Supreme Court. 1982, United States. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. 1984, United States. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

1987, United States. District Court, Northern District of Texas. Lecturer: Practising Law Institute (Securities Litigation), 1993, 1994, 1995). ALI-American Bar Association (Securities Litigation), 1996.

Law Clerk to Honorary Dudley B. Bonsal, United States. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1967-1969. Assistant United States.

Attorney, Southern District of New York, 1969-1973. Associate Independent Counsel, In the Matter of Michael K. Deaver, 1986-1987. Director, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, 1986—, Chair, 1992-1994, Vice Chair, 1995—.

Author: "Overview of Current Derivatives Litigation," American Conference Institute, 1995. "Judgments," Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts, West 1996. "The Use of Technology in a Trial," International Bar Association, 1993.

"Insider Trading and The Insider Trading Sanctions, Act of 1984," 41 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 921 (1984). Member: The Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

American Bar Association (Co-Chairman, 1998 Annual Meeting of Section of Litigation. Member, Trial Practice Committee, Co-Chairman, 1990-1994. Securities Litigation Committee.

Chairman, Subcommittee on SEC Enforcement Procedures. Member: Task Force on Insider Trading Regulation, 1984-1987. Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities).

American Law Institute. American College of Trial Lawyers. Founded in 1969, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP is a 200 lawyer firm with offices in New York City and Palm Beach, Florida.

The firm represents a wide range of institutional, business and individual clients, including leading investment and securities firms, public and private corporations, domestic and international commercial banks, international real estate investment and development firms, fiduciaries and individuals.


Chairman New York Lawyers for Public Interest, Inc., 1991-1994. Board directors Equal Justice Works, 2000-2009, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, 1987-2007, American Constitution Society, since 2010. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers (chair access to justice committee, member criminal procedure committee).

Member American Bar Association, Association of Bar of City of New York, American Law Institute, New York County Lawyers Association, Federal Bar Council, University Club, Scarsdale Golf Club.


Married Stacey J. Moritz. Children: Peter, Isabel, Nell.