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David Jaroslaw


David Jaroslaw is a partner in Greenspoon Marder’s Litigation practice group. He has litigated a broad spectrum of complex civil and criminal matters in both federal and state courts, at the pre-trial, trial, and appellate level. Mr. Jaroslaw has provided product liability advice and litigated on behalf of manufacturers of products, including tobacco and e-cigarettes, in the United States, Europe, and Asia. He has particular expertise in the handling of complex issues of science, medicine, and technology, and in the presentation of expert evidence to courts, clients, and others. He has also represented clients in connection with liability and intellectual property issues arising from new technologies in the consumer products and ride-sharing industries.  He has also written numerous articles and lectures frequently on these subjects.  He is the chair of the Intellectual Property, Science, and Technology Section of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.

From 1993 through 1998, Mr. Jaroslaw prosecuted organized crime and international money laundering for the Rackets Bureau of the New York County District Attorney’s Office and for the New York State Organized Crime Task Force (where he was also cross-designated as a Special Assistant United States Attorney). Mr. Jaroslaw investigated and prosecuted a money laundering ring involving Colombian drug sellers, major import/export companies and U.S. investment banks, and led the prosecution of the leadership of the plumbers’ union. From 1988 through 1993, he was associated with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, where he handled securities, commercial fraud, and employment discrimination matters.

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

Bar Admissions

  • New York


  • J.D., Columbia University, 1988
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • B.A., Cornell University, 1985
    • Director, Cayuga’s Waiters a cappella group

Community Involvement

  • Brooklyn Heights Synagogue, Past President, 2016-18; Board of Trustees, 2005-Present
  • Union of Reform Judaism Eisner and Crane Lake Camps, Chair, Nominating Committee; Board of Advisers, 2011-Present

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Intellectual Property, Science, and Technology Section, Chair
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “Up In Smoke,” 2018 Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC) Annual Meeting, August 2018
  • Speaker, “Into the Unknown,” Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition, June 2017
  • Speaker, “Across Town by App,” Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting, July 2016
  • Speaker, “Legal Defense for Cannabis Business Owners,” Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition, June 2016
  • Presenter, “Expert Witness,” Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, August 2011


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