David Morris

David Morris

  • Partner
  • Litigation
  • New York
  • T:   +1.212.859.8204
  • F:   +1.212.859.4000
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David Morris is a member of the Litigation Department resident in Fried Frank's New York office. He joined the Firm in 1989 and became a partner in 1996.

Mr. Morris' practice focuses on securities litigation and arbitration, regulatory enforcement, tax litigation, commercial disputes, and class actions including multinational litigations. He has significant experience in matters relating to derivatives, swaps, collateralized mortgage obligations, collateralized bond obligations, credit derivatives, commodities, repurchase agreements, mutual funds and hedge funds.

Mr. Morris' clients include companies in the metals, aerospace, hospitality, investment advisory, investment management, brokerage, import-export, and private equity businesses. He also counsels companies and individuals involved in a variety of commercial disputes.

Mr. Morris is an adjunct faculty member at Fordham University Law School, teaching corporate governance and lecturing on derivatives and suitability.

Honors & Awards

Mr. Morris is consistently recognized by Benchmark: Litigation. He has also been recognized by Legal 500 in Securities: Shareholder Litigation and Structured Finance.

Professional Associations

Member, American Bar Association
Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Member, New York State Bar Association


Mr. Morris served as law clerk to the Hon. Wilfred Feinberg, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (1987–1988).

Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions

New York, various federal courts, US Tax Court