David  Partida

David Partida

Associate

New York
+1 212 981 2313
Emaildpartida@wilkauslander.com
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Wilk Auslander LLP
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New York, NY 10019
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David maintains a broad and deep complex litigation practice. Clients trust him with their most pressing and sensitive matters because he is an aggressive but candid counselor who always zealously advocates for their interests no matter the circumstance.

David routinely represents individuals, companies, and non-profit organizations in disputes in a wide-ranging set of industries, including hospitality, non-profit, banking, real estate, consumer goods, start-ups (biotech, medical devices, software, social media, transportation), manufacturing, professional service firms, media and streaming services (television, radio, music), transportation, oil & gas, agriculture, and construction.

David has litigated a litany of disputes involving fiduciary breaches, fraud, breach of contract, board and shareholder disputes, securities, trade secrets, patents, trademarks, false advertising, employment, bankruptcy, tax, insurance, corporate governance, corporate compliance, government investigations, and executive compensation, among other issues. 

In all matters, whether bet-the-company litigations or routine business disputes, David doggedly assesses and pursues his clients’ objectives.  He realistically evaluates all his cases’ strengths and weaknesses and considers each from his clients’ and the judge’s or jury's perspective.  He then develops and executes efficient, cost-effective, and judge or jury-friendly strategies to obtain his clients’ objectives.

David has successfully first or second chaired trials, hearings, and depositions; delivered opening statements and closing arguments; examined fact and expert witnesses; and successfully argued many decisive motions.  David has also authored many briefs that have successfully achieved early dismissal with prejudice, obtained summary judgment, opposed class certification, obtained or defeated temporary restraining orders and injunctions, and prevailed on, or defeated, many discovery motions.

David’s advocacy has helped achieve significant victories for his clients, including by:

  • obtaining a temporary restraining order against rogue directors attempting to steal a start-up’s intellectual property in a bet-the-company case; 
  • defeating class certification in a case involving hundreds of millions in claimed damages against an international supplement manufacturer; 
  • securing a multi-million dollar settlement for an agri-business in a tax related matter; 
  • securing a favorable outcome for a senior BP engineer charged with obstruction of justice related to the British Petroleum Macondo oil well spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

David maintains admissions in both New York and California and has practiced extensively in both jurisdictions and numerous federal and state courts across the nation. 

David passionately maintains an active pro-bono practice for which he has received numerous awards.

Overview

David maintains a broad and deep complex litigation practice. Clients trust him with their most pressing and sensitive matters because he is an aggressive but candid counselor who always zealously advocates for their interests no matter the circumstance.

David routinely represents individuals, companies, and non-profit organizations in disputes in a wide-ranging set of industries, including hospitality, non-profit, banking, real estate, consumer goods, start-ups (biotech, medical devices, software, social media, transportation), manufacturing, professional service firms, media and streaming services (television, radio, music), transportation, oil & gas, agriculture, and construction.

David has litigated a litany of disputes involving fiduciary breaches, fraud, breach of contract, board and shareholder disputes, securities, trade secrets, patents, trademarks, false advertising, employment, bankruptcy, tax, insurance, corporate governance, corporate compliance, government investigations, and executive compensation, among other issues. 

In all matters, whether bet-the-company litigations or routine business disputes, David doggedly assesses and pursues his clients’ objectives.  He realistically evaluates all his cases’ strengths and weaknesses and considers each from his clients’ and the judge’s or jury's perspective.  He then develops and executes efficient, cost-effective, and judge or jury-friendly strategies to obtain his clients’ objectives.

David has successfully first or second chaired trials, hearings, and depositions; delivered opening statements and closing arguments; examined fact and expert witnesses; and successfully argued many decisive motions.  David has also authored many briefs that have successfully achieved early dismissal with prejudice, obtained summary judgment, opposed class certification, obtained or defeated temporary restraining orders and injunctions, and prevailed on, or defeated, many discovery motions.

David’s advocacy has helped achieve significant victories for his clients, including by:

  • obtaining a temporary restraining order against rogue directors attempting to steal a start-up’s intellectual property in a bet-the-company case; 
  • defeating class certification in a case involving hundreds of millions in claimed damages against an international supplement manufacturer; 
  • securing a multi-million dollar settlement for an agri-business in a tax related matter; 
  • securing a favorable outcome for a senior BP engineer charged with obstruction of justice related to the British Petroleum Macondo oil well spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

David maintains admissions in both New York and California and has practiced extensively in both jurisdictions and numerous federal and state courts across the nation. 

David passionately maintains an active pro-bono practice for which he has received numerous awards.

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Sanayia Harvey
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Education
  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 2012
    • Columbia Law Review
    • Harlan Fisk Stone Scholar
  • University of Notre Dame, BA, 2009
    • Bro. Kiernan Memorial Scholar
Bar/Court Admissions
  • New York, 2013
  • California, 2015
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
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