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Rising Star: David J. Moreno

New York Law Journal

Earlier this year, David A. Moreno, Jr. was recognized by the New York Law Journal in its 2023 New York Legal Awards in the 'Rising Star" category. Below is his honoree profile, as published in the New York Law Journal.


Practice Profile: David Moreno is a partner in Blank Rome’s business litigation practice group. He is an attorney with significant first chair trial experience representing clients in a wide range of areas, including commercial litigation, tort litigation and white-collar defense. Moreno is also a certified contract adviser with the National Basketball Association, National Football League and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Prior to joining the firm, Moreno served as an assistant district attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, where he prosecuted 1,200-plus criminal cases and tried 13 cases to verdict.

Leadership, Pro Bono and Civic Work: Within the firm, Moreno is chair of BR Black, the firm’s affinity group for colleagues of the African and Black diaspora. Moreno currently serves as a board member for Magis Americas, a nonprofit organization that promotes sustainable and impactful responses to the injustices faced by those living at the margins in the areas of education, migration and ecology, and for Keep Youth Dreams Alive (KYDA) a nonprofit organization led by experienced coaches and youth development professionals. He served as a board member for Many Hopes, a charitable organization that recues children from oppression and teaches them to be successful advocates within their communities.

Prior Experience: Brown Rudnick, Partner, 2021-2022; Law Offices of Spar & Bernstein; Partner, 2015-2021; New York County District Attorney’s Office, Assistant District Attorney, 2011-2015.

Education: Long Island University, BA, 2008

University of Miami School of Law, JD, 2011

What advice would you give to young lawyers? My advice to young lawyers is to be your most authentic self. A lot of us try to fit into a mold we think the profession dictates, while a lot of our value lies in the experiences we have before we even get into law. The key is to meld all of your experiences into your practice. Once you figure out how to do that things will be easier.

"Rising Star: David J. Moreno," was published in the New York law Journal on October 2, 2023.