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David N. Mair

Mair, David N. Partner

New York City

phone 212-338-9100
fax 212-338-9088
email mair@ksmlaw.com
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For the past twenty years Mr. Mair has focused his practice on representing clients in complex litigation and employment disputes. In the area of employment and partnership litigation, Mr. Mair's clients include senior investment banking, capital markets and other Wall Street professionals, senior executives at private and public companies and lawyers, physicians, accountants and academics at some of the nation's most prominent financial institutions, professional firms, academic institutions and businesses. He also represents executives and professionals in negotiating employment contracts and severance agreements.

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 the financial and other sectors.

Mr. Mair also represents a wide range of businesses and professional firms in complex and high-stakes commercial and business litigation, including representing owners, developers and architects in real estate and construction litigation and arbitrations. Mr. Mair regularly appears before trial courts, appellate courts and arbitral tribunals in the New York City area and across the country.

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 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, 1991, LL.M.
  • University of Dundee Law School, Dundee, Scotland, 1989, LL.B.
  • First Class Honors.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • (Member, Committee on Labor and Employment Law)
  • American Bar Association
  • (Member, Committee on Labor and Employment Law)