When Geoffrey Bowers, a member of Cardozo’s class of ’82, was fired from his law firm in the late 1980s, he hired two fellow classmates to represent him in what would become one of the most significant court cases ever involving workplace discrimination.
David Feuerstein: Partner, Herrick, Feinstein
David Feuerstein is a partner in Herrick, Feinstein's 80-member litigation department, representing public and private companies in state and federal court and in arbitration and mediation.
He handles class action defense as well as employment, real estate and commercial litigation. His clients range from real estate developers, hedge funds, Fortune 500 companies and individuals in matters ranging from contract disputes to government investigations.
Over the past year, David has represented hedge funds related to their investments in structured financial products, such as PIPEs and RDOs, and he has successfully handled a complex real estate litigation after mediation failed.
David also has developed a specialty in business divorce, a practice area in which Herrick has been a pioneer. Over the past year, David has helped three technology sector companies navigate messy business divorce proceedings, dividing assets totaling more than $25 million.
Pro Bono / Civic Work
David is spearheading Herrick's work with the Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project's latest effort, the Partnership Project in Assisting Targets of Predatory Educational Institutes. This project addresses the growing legal need of low-income New Yorkers saddled with debts incurred from attending illegitimate trade schools that use students to exploit federal grant and loan programs.
He also works with Focus for a Future, a charitable organization that helps young people from underprivileged areas learn the importance of focusing on academics, athletics, interpersonal relationships and the importance of making positive choices in life.
David also has served as president of the Denis McInerney New York County Lawyers' Association American Inn of Court.
Herrick, Feinstien, 2005-present; Boies, Schiller & Flexner, 2001-2005; also is an adjunct professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
J.D., Cardozo Law, 2001; B.A. Yale College, 1995
"The best thing about being a lawyer is the opportunity to compete on a daily basis, to have your adversary come around to see your point of view."