David Leichtman

David Leichtman is the Managing Partner of trial law firm Leichtman Law PLLC, formed in April 2017 after practicing for over 20 years in large law firms.  He has tried a variety of complex matters in federal and state courts around the country.  Recent trials Mr. Leichtman has first-chaired have involved: copyright ownership, infringement and validity claims; breach of fiduciary duty and fraud claims; patent inventorship claims; fraudulent conveyance claims; Consumer Fraud Act and unjust enrichment claims; and contract claims. The types of matters he handles include patent, copyright, trade secret and trademark cases, as well as other kinds of business litigation involving antitrust, environmental, contract, fraud, and other business torts. He has significant experience in a variety of industries including: the life sciences; the arts, media, entertainment and information industries; financial services; consumer electronics; and the retail sector.  His work also involves monetization of IP portfolios and licensing.

Mr. Leichtman served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Volunteer Lawyers For The Arts from 2009-2018, and he continues to serve on its board and executive committee.   He is the current Treasurer of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association, where he has also served on or been the chair of the Committees on Patent Litigation, Law Firm Management, Amicus Briefs, and Inventor of the Year.  He has been named a New York SuperLawyer every year since 2010.  In 2016, The New York Law Journal selected him as a Lawyer Who Leads by Example for providing crucial pro bono legal services in New York.  He is also a fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, a highly selective Trial Lawyer Honor Society, where he is a founding member of its Intellectual Property Institute.  He also serves on the Intellectual Property Owners Association committee on Copyright Practice.

Mr. Leichtman is a graduate of Stuyvesant High School, the University of Michigan (BA), Hunter College (MA), and Columbia Law School (JD).