David Choi

Associate

New York
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Overview

A commercial litigator, David Choi is a methodical and comprehensive attorney, focused on the case at hand while also anticipating contingencies that may unexpectedly occur. He is currently focused on litigating adversary proceedings in connection with BakerHostetler's role as court-appointed counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS).

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  • Engaged in extensive pretrial litigation issues, including conducting fact investigations, drafting pleadings, and preparing legal briefs and research memoranda on behalf of the SIPA trustee for the liquidation of BLMIS. Is a key member of the ongoing liquidation proceeding's Discovery Management team, which coordinates and integrates discovery issues for more than 1,000 actions in conjunction with both state-of-the-art commercial and proprietary systems.
  • Prepared presentations for clients on best practices for efficient data management, document preservation policies and litigation preparedness in order to minimize the costs and disruptions associated with e-discovery.
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Experience

  • Engaged in extensive pretrial litigation issues, including conducting fact investigations, drafting pleadings, and preparing legal briefs and research memoranda on behalf of the SIPA trustee for the liquidation of BLMIS. Is a key member of the ongoing liquidation proceeding's Discovery Management team, which coordinates and integrates discovery issues for more than 1,000 actions in conjunction with both state-of-the-art commercial and proprietary systems.
  • Prepared presentations for clients on best practices for efficient data management, document preservation policies and litigation preparedness in order to minimize the costs and disruptions associated with e-discovery.
  • Was involved in a real estate dispute where the client, a condo unit owner, sought to sell his unit, but the condo board attempted to impose conditions on the prospective sale and threatened to withhold approval if those conditions were not met. This matter settled as the sale was allowed to proceed without conditions.
  • Represented a broker who secured a licensing agreement for a licensor, a public figure, in connection with distribution of merchandise, where the licensor withheld payment due to the broker. Successfully opposed the licensor's motion to dismiss.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • New York Metro Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2014 to 2017)

Memberships

  • Asian-American Bar Association of New York

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Pro Bono

  • On behalf of then-Public Advocate for the City of New York Bill de Blasio, assisted in preparing an amicus brief opposing a stay of district court-ordered reforms of "stop and frisk" policy in connection with a lawsuit alleging a discriminatory nature of the policy.

Prior Positions

  • Itkowitz & Harwood PLLC (now Itkowitz PLLC): Associate
  • Summer Clerk for the Honorable Mark Falk, U.S.M.J. of the U.S. District Court of New Jersey
  • Kim & Chang (Seoul, Korea): Summer Associate
  • Yulchon LLC (Seoul, Korea): Summer Associate

Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Education

  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2008, Dean's Scholarship Award; Associate Editor and Contributing Editor, Michigan Journal of International Law
  • B.A., Johns Hopkins University, 2004, with honors

Blog

In The Blogs

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Discovery Advocate
Advocacy in E-Discovery More Important Than Ever
By David Choi, Edward J. Jacobs
March 23, 2017
In this day and age, advocacy starts with competence in ESI issues. An effective advocate must be able to assess e-discovery needs and issues, implement appropriate preservation procedures, advise clients on options for storage and...
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