David M. Schraver
David M. Schraver of Rochester, a partner in the law firm of Nixon Peabody, assumed office June 1 as the 116th president of the New York State Bar Association.
Schraver, a member of the State Bar for more than 40 years, is co-chair of the President’s Committee on Access to Justice. He joined the Finance Committee in 2003 and served as chairman from 2007 to 2012. He also has served on the Executive Committee
for seven years, including as vice president for the Seventh Judicial District and a member-at-large. He has served 14 years on House of Delegates and is a member of the Committee on Standards for Attorney Conduct and the Commercial and Federal Litigation
At Nixon Peabody, Schraver’s work encompasses complex business and commercial litigation in state and federal courts. He is a founding member of the firm’s Indian law and gaming team. His practice also focuses on energy/utility litigation, contract litigation,
and fiduciary and professional liability. He has served as managing partner of the firm’s Rochester office.
He is member of the ABA House of Delegates and member of its Litigation Section. He also is a past president of the Monroe County Bar Association and the Metropolitan Bar Caucus of the National Conference of Bar Presidents. He has served on the boards
of a number of community organizations in the Rochester area.
A native of Albany, Schraver graduated cum laude from Harvard University and magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was note and comment editor for the Michigan Law Review. After law school, Schraver was on active duty in
the United States Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG).
Schraver will serve a one-year term as State Bar president.
LETTERS AND SPEECHES
President Schraver's Letter to Gov. Cuomo on Civics Education, Jan. 22, 2014
January 8, 2014: New York State Bar Association Members Receive Exclusive Discounts for Clio Management System
January 6, 2014: State Bar Association 2014 Public Policy Priorities Include Courts, Voting Reforms, Access to Justice, Civics Education
January 2, 2014: Statement from New York State Bar President Schraver On Chief Justice Roberts’ Annual Year-End Report
December 19, 2013: State Bar Association Praises Governor Cuomo for Signing Nonprofit Revitalization Act
December 2, 2013: Statement from New York State Bar Association President David M. Schraver on Proposed 2014-15 Judiciary Budget
December 1, 2013: Metro-North Derailment Statement By State Bar Association President
November 21, 2013: New York State Bar Association Pilot Program to Provide Discounted Legal Help for Military Veterans
November 13, 2013: Statement by New York State Bar Association President David M. Schraver Opposing House of Representatives Bill to Renew Mistake of the Past
November 12, 2013: New York State Bar Association Issues Report Calling for Changes to Curb Human Trafficking
October 18, 2013: New York State Bar Association Hosts Program For Attorneys Interested In Helping Veterans With Claims
October 17, 2013: New York State Bar Association Recognizes Judges for Promoting Pro Bono Representation
October 17, 2013: New York State Bar Association Honors Attorneys From Buffalo, New York City For Achievement in Public Service
October 16, 2013: State Bar Unveils Fall Radio Campaign on Voter Participation and Veterans
October 15, 2013: New York State Bar Association Launches New Women's Community
October 8, 2013: Seven State Bar Association Leaders Urge Congress to End Devastating Funding Cuts to Federal Courts
October 1, 2013: New York State Bar Association and 18 Law Schools Sponsor Forum on Right to Counsel in Civil Matters
September 26, 2013: State Bar Association Mourns Passing of John T. Buckley, Former Appellate Division Justice and State Assemblyman
September 25, 2013: New York State Bar Association Partners With Fastcase To Provide Free Access To Legal Research Library
September 12, 2013: State Bar President David M. Schraver Responds to Decision to Delay Disclosure of Pro Bono Reports
August 12, 2013: State Bar Association Congratulates James Silkenat on Becoming President of American Bar Association
August 10, 2013: State Bar Mourns the Passing of U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Joseph M. McLaughlin
July 16, 2013: State Bar Association Calls for Law Requiring Recording of Custodial Interrogations
July 1, 2013: New York State Bar Association Announces New Committee Chairs
June 28, 2013: Rochester Attorney Elizabeth Wolford Receives State Bar's Root/Stimson Award
June 26, 2013: New York State Bar Association President Schraver Praises Supreme Court Ruling on DOMA
June 17, 2013: State Bar Association Welcomes New York International Arbitration Center
June 3, 2013: David M. Schraver of Rochester Takes Office as New York State Bar Association President
"For the Survival of the United States as We Know It"
Priorities for 2014
Pro Bono: Serving the Public, Making a Difference
Change Is Upon Us
Serving the Profession Through Technology
Serving the Profession, Serving the Public