David S. Pegno
David Pegno is an experienced commercial litigator who has represented clients in disputes arising in many different contexts. Since co-founding Dewey Pegno & Kramarsky, for example, David has been involved in many different securities litigation matters, ranging from defense of securities class actions to NASD arbitrations, and has also successfully represented parties in several of the largest insurance coverage disputes in the United States. He has represented an energy company in letter of credit litigation arising from the Enron bankruptcy, has conducted internal investigations concerning such matters as alleged accounting irregularities to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues, and has defended real estate industry clients in litigation concerning alleged lease violations. He has done jury and bench trials in state and federal courts as well as NASD and AAA arbitrations.
David previously worked as a litigator at Kaye Scholer, LLP, and Kornstein Veisz & Wexler, LLP. His practice at those firms included broker-dealer litigation, contract actions, trademark infringement matters, and partnership disputes. Before entering private practice, David served for two years as a law clerk to the Honorable Louis L. Stanton, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.
David graduated summa cum laude from the Villanova University School of Law in 1989, where he was Managing Editor of the Villanova Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. He received his B.A. cum laude from Georgetown University in 1986. He is a past President of the New York Chapter of the Villanova Law Alumni Association.