David S. WilckPartner
David S. Wilck represents professionals in the defense of claims involving malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, defamation, fraud, conspiracy, ethical violations, and mismanagement.
A partner in Rivkin Radler’s Professional Liability, Directors & Officers Liability, and Intellectual Property Practice Groups, David defends attorneys, accountants, directors and officers, insurance agents and brokers, real estate agents, debt collectors, and third party administrators.
With a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in intellectual property, David handles copyright, trademark, and unfair competition matters. He has represented retailers, restauranteurs, manufacturers, standarized test preparation companies, and software maintenance entities on claims arising under the Lanham Act (trademark infringement and unfair competition), trade dress, copyright infringement, antitrust, and theft of trade secrets.
Before joining Rivkin Radler, David worked as professional liability claims counsel for an international insurer, where he supervised defense and coverage litigation involving lawyers, accountants, architects, and engineers.
David is a frequent lecturer on risk management and professional liability issues. He has spoken at the New York State Bar Association’s Risk Management Program on “Insurance Considerations” and he has participated in a panel discussion at the Seventh Annual E&O Insurance ExecuSummit – Professional Liability Series on “Fallout from Superstorm Sandy: Impact on the Insurance Marketplace and Insurance Agent Liability.” David is a member of the American Bar Association’s Legal Malpractice Committee and a member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (“PLUS”). He is also a member of the Professional Liability CLM Committee.
David is the Chair of the Professional Liability Practice Group, of USLAW Network, Inc, an international organization composed of more than 60 independent, full practice firms with roots in civil litigation, including more than 6,000 attorneys across the U.S., Canada, Latin America and Asia, and with affiliations in Africa and with TELFA in Europe.
Having previously served on Rivkin Radler’s Executive Committee, David is now the Firm’s General Counsel.
David was named one of the Top 40 Rising Stars in Business Under 40 by Long Island Business News for 2007.
In 2007, he was honored with The Humanitarian of the Year Award by Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (“F.R.E.E.”), a Long Island charity for adults with disabilities.
926 RXR Plaza
Uniondale, NY 11556-0926
New JerseyCourt Admissions
United States District Courts of the Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of New York
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
All State Courts of New York and New JerseyBar Affiliations
New York State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Tort and Insurance Committee of the American Bar Association, Legal Malpractice Division
Professional Liability Underwriting SocietyEducation
New York University School of Law, LLM.
Touro Law School, Juris Doctor, cum laude, Academic Excellence Award in Intellectual Property
Binghamton University, B.A.