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David N. Mair

David N. Mair

New York, New York

For more than twenty years David Mair has focused his practice on representing clients in complex employment litigation and high-stakes employment disputes. Mr. Mair’s clients include senior investment banking, capital markets and other financial services professionals, senior executives at private and public companies and lawyers, physicians, accountants and academics at leading global financial institutions, professional firms, academic institutions and businesses. He also represents executives and professionals in negotiating employment contracts, team moves and severance arrangements.

Mr. Mair frequently represents both U.S. and foreign executives and professionals in cross-border employment disputes, often working together with foreign law firms to implement joint negotiating and litigation strategies for clients in financial services and other industries.

Mr. Mair’s recent client representations have included the former CEO of a NYSE-listed global broker-dealer in a breach of contract arbitration and senior executives in the financial services, energy and biotechnology industries in connection with Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank whistleblower retaliation claims.  He has also recently represented a number of investment banking and capital markets senior executives and teams in negotiating moves between leading investment banks and financial services firms.

Mr. Mair also represents a wide range of businesses and professional firms in high-stakes commercial and business litigation, including representing owners, developers and architects in real estate and construction litigation and arbitrations.

Mr. Mair graduated with honors in 1989 from the University of Dundee School of Law in Scotland with an LL.B. degree and, in 1991, received an LL.M. (Masters of Law) degree from New York University School of Law. He is admitted to the New York bar and is also admitted to practice before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third and Fourth Circuits and the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York and the Western District of Michigan.

Mr. Mair has been awarded the highest AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, one of the country’s leading legal directories. He has also been named each year since 2012 to the list of New York Super Lawyers, a listing of the top attorneys in New York. Mr. Mair is also a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. His pro bono work has included representation of clients for the Cancer Advocacy Project of the New York City Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law
  • Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2012


  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • LL.M - 1991
  • University of Dundee Faculty, Dundee, Scotland
    • LL.B. - 1989
    • Honors: First Class Honors

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, Committee on Labor and Employment Law
  • American Bar Association, Member, Committee on Labor and Employment Law
  • National Employment Lawyers Association