David Iversen joined E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, LLP as a “Summer Associate” in May of 2013 after completing his second year of law school. His position was originally for a limited time period spanning the summer months. However, David impressed the partners of E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy with his ability to write, critically think on his feet and the ease of which he understood the new legal issues thrown at him. David was asked to stay on during his third year of law school and was then offered post-graduate employment at the firm. While working at E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy as a student, David was principally mentored by John Harwick and will be following in his footsteps dedicating 100% of his practice to litigation.
While at Albany Law School, David participated in the school’s famed Albany Law Clinic and Justice Center representing victims of domestic violence in the Family Violence Litigation Clinic. David was part of the inaugural expansion of the Family Violence Litigation Clinic representing a foreign orphan in devising and implementing a strategy to navigate immigration law, eventually culminating in a successful application for a green card, as well as, successfully navigating Surrogate’s Court to award a local couple guardianship over the orphan.
David is also very active in the local Rugby community in and around the Capital District. David was introduced to Rugby at Albany Law School where it has been a staple group on campus since 1966 when Professor William M. Watkins founded the team. In his second year, David became the Vice-President of the team and eventually became President of the team his third year. While in law school, David became one of the founding members of the Albany Bootleggers, a local social rugby club named after one of E. Stewart Jones’ most famous defense clients, Jack ‘Legs’ Diamond. The Albany Bootleggers not only play rugby but concentrate on fraternity and charity, adopting families in need during the holiday season so nobody has to go without, holding annual cancer research fundraising events and holding fundraising events for wounded veterans.
Areas of Practice
· 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
· New York, 2015
· Albany Law School Union University, Albany, New York
· J.D. cum laude – 2014
· Honors: Member, Justinian Society
· Law Review: Albany Law Review, Member
· State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New York
· B.A. – 2009, Classical Archaeology
· Botelho, Gottlieb, Iversen, O’Donovan, The Changing Plans of New York’s Cities in the Wake of Changing Climates: Is Enough Being Done?, The New York Environmental Lawyer, Vol. 34, 48 (Spring 2014).
Professional Associations and Memberships
· New York State Bar Association, Member
· American Bar Association, Member
· Albany County Bar Association, Member