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David Fish

Litigation Chair - New York

Kindness, Loyalty, Hard Work, and a Non-Quitting Spirit.

David is a civil and criminal trial attorney, with more than twenty-five years of employment law and commercial litigation experience.  He has managed combat sports athletes around the world for more than sixteen years.

In addition to his recent work as General Counsel for Paradigm Sports Management, David enters his 21st year as an adjunct professor of law at New York Law School, where he also serves as the faculty advisor to the Sports Law Society.  He is the proud coach of the Goshen High School Mock Trial Team — 2023 County Champion.

David has been named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list every year since 2007.  He is a Past Chair of the Employment Rights Section of the American Association for Justice, past Co-Chair of the New York State Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section’s EEO Committee, and a past National Employment Lawyers Association/New York Chapter (NELA/NY) Executive Board member, where he was editor of the NELA/NY Employee Advocate newsletter. David regularly speaks on panels and symposiums on sports law and contract negotiation.

David competed in the 2004 and 2005 New York City Golden Gloves and holds a Black Belt in Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts.  He loves spending time with his wife and five children and two cats (Pepper and Milo) and dog (D’Arce), listening to music, and kickboxing.

Favorite athlete: Ronnie Lott

Favorite food: Zazzy’s pepperoni pizza

Favorite band: U2

Favorite movie: North by Northwest

Favorite TV show: Mad Men

Bar Admissions

  • New York (1996)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York (2009)
  • U.S. Supreme Court (2000)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (1997)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York (1996)
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (1996)
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York


  • New York Law School (1996)
  • State University of New York at Albany (1992)


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