David M. Tang
Alexander Graham Bell once said, "Before anything else, preparation is the key to success." These words could be David's mantra. His clients laud him for his attention to detail, his gift for creating compelling legal strategies, and his ability to assess their situation with clarity and fairness.
Focus, preparedness, and a passion for problem-solving—David embodies these characteristics in and out of the courtroom. Whether it is advocating for his clients in state and federal courts or resolving their disputes through arbitration, he is driven by a lifelong desire to help others. After all, the law is in his DNA: both his father and uncle are attorneys.
While attending law school, David interned at the U.S. Department of Justice and at the State Department. He was also the Managing Editor of the Syracuse Law Review. David began his legal career as one of U&K’s most gifted summer interns before joining the firm full time after gaining experience at Harris Beach PLLC and White & Case LLP in New York City. He currently serves as chair of the Firm’s Creditors’ Rights and Health Care Practice Groups.
PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
David is a member of the American, New York State, and Monroe County Bar Associations. He is Chair of the Monroe County Bar Association’s Membership Committee and a former Trustee and past Chair of its Diversity Committee. In 2020, David was selected as a Fellow in the American Bar Foundation. He is a member and Chair of the St. John’s Foundation Board of Directors and Chair of the Board of Trustees of WXXI Public Broadcasting Council and The Little Theatre. David is a former member of the Center for Dispute Settlement's Board of Directors, a former board member of the Providence Housing Development Corporation, and he has served as a mentor in the Lawyers for Learning program and as an advisor/coach to the Law Explorers Mock Trial Team from School Without Walls.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
David is the recipient of the 4th Annual Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Vanguard Award by the New York State Bar Association Trial Lawyers Section. The award, named in honor of the trailblazing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is presented to a trial attorney who has made extraordinary efforts in addressing and raising awareness about issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
David has been recognized in the 2021-2024 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® for his work in Health Care Law and Litigation - Health Care. He has also been selected as an Upstate New York Super Lawyers honoree from 2021-2023 and an Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Star honoree from 2015-2017.
In addition, David was awarded the 2019 Attorney of the Year Award for Leaders in Law by The Daily Record, named a 2013 recipient of the Rochester Business Journal's "Forty Under 40" award, and named one of The Daily Record's 2012 Up & Coming attorneys.