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An accomplished trial lawyer and problem solver, David Ebert has extensive experience litigating, trying—and resolving—complex commercial matters in state and federal courts, as well as before mediation and arbitration tribunals in New York and around the country. David also acts as outside general counsel for his corporate clients, routinely advising on day-to-day issues as well as best practices and long-term strategies to anticipate and avoid conflict.

Among the many types of cases he has litigated, David has handled matters relating to intellectual property, licensing, telecommunications, trade secrets, patent licensing and infringement, advertising, manufacturing, confectionaries, business fraud, lawyer and accountant professional liability defense, misappropriation of ideas, unfair competition, defamation, employment discrimination and wrongful termination, restrictive covenants and real estate.

David is also regularly engaged to represent lawyers and law firms, and other individuals and types of entities, in partnership, shareholder and limited liability company disputes, judicial accountings, dissolutions and disciplinary actions.

His far-reaching experience in complex commercial litigation informs his practical and straightforward approach to his work as outside general counsel for small and mid-sized entities. His approach is to work to understand his clients’ business goals, preferences and practices, risk tolerance and culture so that he can make informed and individualized strategy decisions and recommendations as issues arise.

Prior to joining Ingram upon its founding in 1989, David practiced in Shea & Gould’s commercial litigation department. David has maintained an AV-Preeminent rating, the highest possible peer review rating by the publishers of the Martindale-Hubbell legal directory, for legal ability and ethical standards based on the confidential opinions of the Bar and the Judiciary.  He also maintains a 9.6 rating on Avvo. 

David is a co-founder of The Animal Defense Partnership (, a non-profit that provides pro bono legal services to animal rights, welfare and protection organizations and advocates.


  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • New York State Bar


  • J.D., New York University
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania