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Dave Kolker is a member of Stroock’s Litigation Group, where his practice focuses on employment discrimination disputes. He also has extensive experience in general commercial litigation in state and federal courts, working with clients across a variety of industries through all phases of litigation.

Additionally, Dave has worked on numerous white collar and compliance matters, and has represented clients in asylum and human trafficking proceedings as part of his pro bono practice.

Dave speaks Spanish.


Representative Matters

  • A nearly 5,000 thousand member plaintiff class in remedial phase of a Title VII class action 
  • An independent director in a breach of fiduciary duty lawsuit
  • Monitorship of a telecommunication company’s compliance with conditions placed on it by the Federal Communications Commission
  • A financial institution in connection with a bankruptcy adversary proceeding
  • A fine art financial advisory firm in a declaratory judgment action
  • A power plant operator and its affiliated debtors in possession in their chapter 11 cases
  • An individual in connection with class actions and government investigations arising out of allegations of insider trading
  • A victim of human trafficking seeking to legally work and reside in the U.S.

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers, “Ones To Watch In America” 
  • Thomson Reuters, New York Metro Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2017 - 2021


  • “Getting Trial Ready Is a Marathon, Not a Sprint; In the Courtroom,” New York Law Journal, October 2016
  • “New York Adopts Delaware Standard for Going-Private Transactions,” BNA Corporate Law & Accountability Report, May 2016
  • “Delaware Court Establishes ‘Taxonomy’ for Controlling Stockholder Claims,” November 2014
  • “Second Circuit Clarifies the Limits on the Extraterritorial Application of U.S. Securities Laws,” Financial Fraud Law Report, September 2014
  • “Delaware Supreme Court Confirms the Path to Business Judgment Review in Controlling Stockholder Transactions,” Transaction Advisors, April 2014
  • “Supreme Court Holds That Proof of Materiality is Not a Prerequisite to Certification of Fraud-on-the-Market Securities Class Actions,” Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report, Vol. 67, Nos. 1 & 2, 2013

Admitted To Practice

New York


J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2010; Senior Articles Editor, International Law in Domestic Courts Journal

B.A., magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, 2004