David Picon



David A. Picon is a seasoned litigator who has tried dozens of cases in various tribunals for financial services firms and public and private companies. David represents clients in complex commercial disputes in a wide range of matters, including complex securities issues, commodities and derivatives-related disputes, fraudulent transfer actions, alleged Ponzi schemes, and contract and employment-related disputes.

A member of the Commercial Litigation and Securities Litigation practices, David appears in numerous judicial and administrative forums in investigations brought by the SEC, FINRA and other regulatory bodies for financial services firms. He also has broad experience in large chapter 11 cases, representing debtors, as well as creditors and statutory committees. Additionally, David has substantial counseling experience in general commercial disputes.

David is a frequent speaker on matters related to the financial services industry and the co-author of “Broker-Dealer Litigation and Arbitration,” Chapter 86 of the multi- volume treatise, Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts.

David also serves on the boards of The Harlem School of the Arts and JVS of Metrowest.

David is the chair of the Firm’s Billing and Collections Committee, and a member of the Firm’s Hiring Committee and Pro Bono Committee.


Litigation, Securities Litigation, Broker-Dealer, Employment Litigation & Arbitration, Non-Compete & Trade Secrets


Asset Management, Financial Services


Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
cum laude
Emory University, B.A.
Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions & Qualifications

New York
New Jersey

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. District Court, New Jersey
U.S. District Court, New York, Eastern District
U.S. District Court, New York, Southern District
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
JVS of Metro West (Board Member)
New York City Bar

Awards & Recognition

New York Super Lawyers 2010-2011