David P. Miranda, of Albany, is President of the 74,000-member New York State Bar Association.
Miranda is a partner at Heslin Rothenberg Farley and Mesiti in Albany. He is a trial attorney whose intellectual property law practice includes trademark, copyright, trade secret, false advertising, patent infringement and Internet issues.
A 26-year member State Bar Association, Miranda has served as president-elect and secretary of the Association and as a member of its Executive Committee and House of Delegates. He is past chair of the Electronic Communications Committee and the Young Lawyers Section, and co-chaired the Special Committee on Strategic Planning. He also served as chair of the Special Committee on CLE and was co-chair of the President’s Committee on Access to Justice.
He is a member of NYSBA’s Intellectual Property Law Section, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, Committee on the Annual Award, Committee on Continuing Legal Education and Membership Committee.
Miranda is an arbitrator of intellectual property disputes for the National Arbitration Forum and American Arbitration Association. He 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 S. Kaye appointed him to the New York State Commission on Public Access to Court Records.
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.
A resident of Voorheesville, Miranda received graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo and earned his juris doctor from Albany Law School.