Former New York State Bar Association President David Miranda Joins Association As General Counsel

By Susan DeSantis

March 8, 2022

Former New York State Bar Association President David Miranda Joins Association As General Counsel


By Susan DeSantis

Veteran Attorney With Wide Range of Experience & Deep Knowledge of NYSBA Operations & History Joins Leadership Team

Former New York State Bar Association President David Miranda has joined the association as its general counsel. He will oversee legal affairs, the Government Relations Department, facilities, and pro bono and lawyer assistance initiatives.

“It is a great honor, and tremendously gratifying, to serve as general counsel to this association that does so much for the legal profession and the public good,” Miranda said. “We are in an era of great change, and NYSBA has a significant role to play in both supporting members and providing sound policy analysis to decision makers and elected officials. I am excited to be a part of that ongoing mission.”

Miranda, who served as president of the association from 2015 to 2016, formed the Committee on the New York State Constitution to provide non-partisan guidance to lawyers and the public on policy issues of crucial importance to New Yorkers. He also served as president of the Albany County Bar Association in 2009.

Miranda is the host of the NYSBA podcast MIRANDA Warnings, which focuses on issues of importance to the legal community. Guests have included former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, Rep. Mondaire Jones, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber, former New York State Attorney General Robert Abrams, and New York Times Deputy General Counsel David McCraw.

More than 90 podcast recordings can be found at

Prior to becoming NYSBA’s general counsel, Miranda was partner in the intellectual property law firm of Heslin Rothenberg Farley and Mesiti of Albany. In 2006, he obtained a $7.8 million jury verdict in a copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation case in U.S. District Court.

Since 2007, Miranda has been selected annually as a “Super Lawyer” in Intellectual Property Litigation by Thomson Reuters. In 2020, Miranda was a Fastcase 50 Honoree – a recognition awarded to top innovators in law and technology.

Miranda received the Dean’s Medal from Albany Law School in May 2016 for his contributions to the legal profession and law school community. In 2002, he was appointed by then Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye to the New York State Commission on Public Access to Court Records. The Commission examined issues of privacy and open access related to court filings and helped shape policies regarding the availability of court records on the internet.

In 2001, Miranda was honored with the Capital District Business Review’s “Forty Under 40” award for community service and professional achievement. He previously served as general counsel and on the board of directors of the Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce. He is a graduate of Albany Law School and State University of New York at Buffalo.

About the New York State Bar Association
The New York State Bar Association is the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. Since 1876, NYSBA has helped shape the development of law, educated and informed the legal profession and the public, and championed the rights of New Yorkers through advocacy and guidance in our communities.


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