David W. Ichel

Senior Lecturing Fellow

David W. Ichel was a partner for 29 years in the New York office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where he spent more than 37 years, from 1978 through 2015, litigating complex commercial disputes and advising companies, boards of directors, executives, industry associations and institutions on litigation-related issues. He was particularly active in claims involving commercial fraud and contract, securities, product liability and mass tort, insurance coverage and insurance company insolvency, distributor termination, antitrust and trade practice, libel/slander, and advertising labeling. He is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., the United States Supreme Court, and numerous federal Circuit and District Courts across the United States.

Beginning operations in 2016, Ichel founded David W. Ichel Dispute Resolution, serving as a mediator, arbitrator and special master to help resolve disputes as an experienced neutral.

Ichel received his A.B. degree, summa cum laude, from Duke University in 1975, and his J.D. from Duke Law School in 1978, having served on the Duke Law Journal.

Ichel has served on the Board of Visitors of Duke Law School since 2002 (Chair 2009-2014). He is a member of the American Law Institute, has chaired and currently serves on the Board of MFY Legal Services Inc. (New York), one of the country’s oldest providers of legal services to the poor.  He served for than two decades on the Board of the Lawyers Division of UJA-Federation of New York.