David J. Abrams

David J. Abrams is a litigator whose practice focuses on complex product liability and commercial cases. He has extensive experience representing companies and investors in the securities, chemical, telecommunications, financial, real estate, insurance, consumer product, pharmaceutical and medical device industries in various product liability, toxic tort, commercial and antitrust matters. He has defended numerous product liability and consumer class actions, and has represented plaintiffs as well as defendants in individual and consolidated actions in state and federal courts around the country, including multi-district litigation proceedings.

David was defense liaison counsel in a large group of cases involving hundreds of workers alleging birth defects, cancers and other injuries from their exposure to various chemicals used in the semiconductor manufacturing process. He has also assisted in serving as national counsel in connection with numerous insurance sales practices cases involving a major life insurance company and in handling a major asbestos case docket. Currently, David represents the Federal Housing Finance Agency, as conservator for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, in numerous mortgage loan “put-back” actions involving residential mortgage-backed securitizations in which Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae are certificate holders. David has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in the area of business litigation.

In addition, David serves as the firm’s pro bono coordinator. In that capacity, David arranges for a variety of pro bono opportunities for firm attorneys, works closely with public interest organizations that refer matters to the firm, implements the firm’s pro bono policies and supervises firm attorneys on a wide variety of pro bono matters.

David serves on the New York State Bar Association's Committee on the Tort System and the Committee on International Environmental Law.

Prior to joining Kasowitz, David clerked for the Honorable Michael H. Dolinger, United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York.