David P. Miranda
David P. Miranda, a partner of the Albany intellectual property law firm of Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C., has been re-elected to a fourth term as secretary of the New York State Bar Association.
Miranda is an experienced trial attorney whose intellectual property law practice includes trademark, copyright, trade secret, false advertising, and patent infringement, as well as licensing, and Internet-related issues.
Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C. is the largest law firm in upstate New York dedicated exclusively to the protection and commercialization of intellectual property. He is an arbitrator of Intellectual Property disputes for the National Arbitration Forum and American Arbitration Association.
In 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 Miranda was one of five partners from his firm selected as a "Super Lawyer" by the publication, Super Lawyer Magazine.
A past chair of the Electronic Communications Committee, Miranda is the Executive Committee Liaison for that committee. He served as a member-at-large of the State Bar's Executive Committee from 2006-2010, and chaired the Young Lawyers Section from 2002-2003 and was the NYSBA's Young Lawyer delegate to the American Bar Association from 1998 to 2000. He is Chair of the Resolutions Committee, and member of the Intellectual Property Law Section, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, the Committee on Continuing Legal Education, the Committee on the Annual Award, and the Membership Committee. Miranda also co-chaired the Committee on Strategic Planning and served on the Task Force on E-Filing and the Special Committee on Cyberspace Law.
Miranda is a past president of the Albany County Bar Association. In 2009, he served on the Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission for the Third Judicial District of the State of New York. In 2002, then-Chief Judge Judith Kaye appointed him to the New York State Commission on Public Access to Court Records.
A resident of Voorheesville, Miranda received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and earned his law degree from Albany Law School.
In 2001, he received the Capital District Business Review's 40 Under Forty Award for community involvement and professional achievement.
He was editor-in chief and contributing author of The Internet Guide for New York Lawyers in 1999 and 2005, published by the NYSBA, is the author of "Defamation in Cyberspace: Stratton Oakmont, Inc. v. Prodigy Services Co.," published in the Albany Law Journal of Science & Technology, and the author of "New York Intellectual Property Law Review" published in the New York Appeals issue of the Albany Law Review in 2012.