Richard Supple is the firm's General Counsel and Co-Leader of its Professional Responsibility, Professional Liability and Risk Management Department. A prolific speaker on legal ethics issues, he represents law firms and lawyers in all kinds of professional ethics-related matters, including disciplinary and legal malpractice cases, partnership and fee disputes, internal investigations, and disqualification and sanctions motions. Mr. Supple also has a substantial risk management advising practice and counsels law firms and lawyers with respect to joint-venture transactions, dissolutions, and lending and credit agreements.
As a former prosecutor and defense counsel, Mr. Supple has tried, arbitrated, mediated and acted as an expert in numerous cases in federal and state courts. In addition, he has argued dozens of appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the New York Court of Appeals, and intermediate appellate courts throughout New York.
Before joining Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in 2004, Mr. Supple was Principal Trial Counsel to the Departmental Disciplinary First Judicial Department, and was a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society.
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Adjunct Professor (2004–2016)
Practising Law Institute, Faculty Member
New York City Bar Association, Professional Discipline Committee, Chair (2010–2013)
Honors & Awards
Selected by his peers for inclusion in "The Best Lawyers in America®" since 2011 for Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
David Rabinowitz is co-head of the Litigation Department and a member of the Intellectual Property Department and Legal Ethics and Law Firm Practice Department at Moses & Singer, where he has been a partner since 1985. He handles civil commercial cases of all kinds and in particular both litigates and advises clients on financial industry and intellectual property matters. He is a frequent speaker on ethical issues concerning negotiations. Mr. Rabinowitz has appeared in state and federal courts and in arbitrations throughout the United States.
Mr. Rabinowitz has lectured and participated on panels before the Bar Association of the City of New York, the American Bar Association, the Practicing Law Institute, the Institute of International Banking Law, the Copyright Society of the United States, the New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association, the National Association of Recording Manufacturers, the Licensing International annual convention, the Professional Education Broadcast Network and the Massachusetts Software Council. He has taught Copyright Law at Seton Hall Law School. He is a member and former trustee of the Copyright Society of the United States. Mr. Rabinowitz has published numerous articles which have appeared in Advertising Age, Entertainment Law Reporter, The Entertainment Publishing and the Arts Handbook, The Bulletin of the Copyright Society of the United States American Lawyer's Corporate Counsel Magazine and The Practical Lawyer.
Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 1976, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 1973-1976
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, S.B., 1972
"New York Resolves In-House Counsel Bar Admission Problem"
"Up Close and Professional with New York’s Engagement Letter Rules"
"Communications Decency Act"
"Non-Traditional Fee Arrangements and Doing Business with Clients"
"Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About the Copyright Act Before 1909"
"Web Site Story 6-Breakaway Employees Beware"
"Web Site Story 5-Emerging Limits to Out-of-State Jurisdiction over Web Sites"
"Web Site Story 4-Nationwide Internet Jurisdiction is not Ended by Blue Note"
"Web Site Story 3-The Emerging Tort of Domain Name Infringement"
"Web Site Story 2-Finding Yourself Subject to Jurisdiction Far, Far Away"
"Web Site Story-A Legal Primer for Web Site Owners and Designers"
"Copyright Preemption: New York State's Erroneous Interpretation"
"Copyright and Trademark Infringement: Current Techniques for Plaintiffs and Defendants"
Presentations – (last 10 years - most recent year for series)
2017 Practicing Law Institute program, "Ethics for the Negotiating Lawyer"
2017 Practicing Law Institute program, "Advanced Licensing Agreements"
2016 Institute of International Banking Law Standby and Guaranty Forum and Law Summit, “Recent Letter of Credit Cases”
2016 Practicing Law Institute program, "Understanding The Intellectual Property License"
2016 New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association, “Cases in Negotiation Ethics”
2015 Practicing Law Institute program, “Outsourcing 2015: Sourcing Critical Services”