FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2018
Flugman’s impressive record strengthens the firm’s deep bench
NEW YORK – Selendy & Gay PLLC today announced that David S. Flugman has joined the powerful new litigation firm as a partner. Flugman, an experienced trial and appellate litigator who has represented clients before federal and state trial-level courts across the United States, including in the United States Supreme Court, joins the firm after more than a decade at Kirkland and Ellis LLP.
“I could not be more excited to join the exceptional team of professionals that Selendy & Gay has quickly assembled since opening their doors earlier this year,” said David Flugman. “They are building a new type of firm dedicated to understanding every facet of a client’s needs and delivering results, and I look forward to contributing to the firm’s growth and success.”
Flugman comes to Selendy & Gay with a wide-ranging complex litigation practice, with a particular focus on fiduciary duty and securities litigation, business tort and commercial disputes, and insolvency litigation. His clients are drawn from a broad spectrum of industries, including private equity, financial services, health care, communications, and insurance.
“We opened Selendy & Gay to transform the most challenging litigation scenarios into net positives for every client we represent,” said Faith Gay. “We are thrilled that David will help execute that vision and lend his immense talents to all of our clients.”
Philippe Selendy and Faith Gay were joined by David Elsberg, Jennifer Selendy, and Andrew Dunlap as the firm’s founding partners. They launched the full-size law firm specializing in litigation alongside Christine Chung, Maria Ginzburg, Sean Baldwin, Jordan Goldstein, and Yelena Konanova. The firm’s plaintiff and defense experience encompasses nearly every type of complex commercial and white collar litigation, investigations, and arbitration.
In addition to his corporate experience, Flugman has maintained an active public interest practice focused on the advancement of LGBT rights and the protection of persons with mental disabilities. In recent years, David led a team of attorneys represented Garden State Equality in successfully defending a ban enacted by New Jersey in 2013 on the practice of so-called “sexual orientation change efforts” or “conversion therapies” on minors by state licensed professionals.
Flugman earned his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Yale. He was named one of the Best LGBT Lawyers Under the Age of 40 in 2015 by the National LGBT Bar Association. He also serves as a member of the National Leadership Council for the National Center for Lesbian Rights.