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David M. Schlecker

Partner

David is a seasoned litigator and trial lawyer who has represented clients in a broad range of litigation and arbitration matters throughout the United States. For the past 29 years David has handled complex corporate and commercial litigation, insurance coverage, and bankruptcy litigation matters, including contract disputes, structured instruments and swaps disputes, partnership disputes, unfair competition claims, licensing disputes, securities fraud, professional liability, internal corporate investigations and ERISA claims. His clients have included public and private corporations, private equity firms, commercial banks, financing companies, investment funds, restaurant chains, pharmaceutical companies, water companies, electronic manufacturers and pension funds, among others. David also has represented financial institutions and investment professionals facing claims of misconduct in securities arbitration cases.

David's experience in advising clients and litigating on behalf of policyholders for insurance coverage also is extensive. He advises clients and has successfully achieved recoveries under Commercial Crime, Property, Builders Risk, Fiduciary Liability, Professional Liability, General Liability, Title Insurance, Trade Credits Privacy and Directors and Officers Liability policies.

David also is a member of Reed Smith's Derivatives and Structured Products Group. He has advised clients on issues pertaining to obligations backed by monoline guarantees and the impact of monoline downgrades and insolvencies.

Employment History

  • 2008 - Reed Smith
  • 1985 - Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New Rochelle Bar Association
  • Certified FINRA Arbitrator

Notable Quotes

  • "Maryland Court Restricts Design Defect Claims," Business Insurance (December 6, 1999)
  • "A Question of Timing - Y2K Lawsuits," Best’s Review (November 1999)