Press Release – David P. Miranda Receives Dean’s Medal From Albany Law School



Albany, NY: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C., is pleased to announce David P. Miranda, Partner of the firm, and President of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) received the Dean’s Medal from Albany Law School for his contributions to the legal profession and law school community.

Mr. Miranda received this award at Albany Law School’s 165th commencement ceremony held on May 20, 2016 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York.

“Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C. supports the New York State Bar Association and is proud of all the work David has done over the past year.  The Dean’s Medal award from Albany Law School exemplifies David’s contributions to the legal profession and law school community” said Nicholas Mesiti, the firm’s Managing Partner.

Mr. Miranda concludes his one year term as President of the NYSBA on May 31, 2016. With 74,000 members, NYSBA is the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation.

Miranda’s remarks receiving the award can be viewed at:

During his term Mr. Miranda started an initiative offering free association membership to all law students attending New York law schools, doubling law student membership to 4700. He formed a committee on the NY State Constitution to prepare for the 2017 statewide referendum on whether to hold a state constitutional convention. He also formed a joint Access to Justice committee of the State Bar Association and The New York Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Association, to raise resources needed to address the justice gap. His initiatives have appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Politico, New York Law Journal, Times Union, Business Review, Huffington Post and Newsday.

As President Mr. Miranda visited London, where he represented the Association at ABA ceremonies celebrating the 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta, and met with representatives of the NYSBA International Section’s UK Chapter and with leaders of the Law Society of England and Wales. Mr. Miranda appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., where he made the oral motion for admission of Association members to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Miranda has also visited Sao Paulo, Brazil where he met with the U.S. Ambassadors to Brazil and the President of the 900,000 member Brazil Bar Association; and Krakow, Poland, where he spoke on a panel at the New York State Bar Association International Section’s spring meeting on the subject of Cross-Border Personal Data Transfer.

Mr. 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. He has litigated cases in federal district courts, state courts, the International Trade Commission, and the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board; and has successfully appeared before the Federal Circuit, Second Circuit, Ninth Circuit and New York Court of Appeals. He previously served as President of the Albany County Bar Association, Secretary of the New York State Bar Association and in the House of Delegates for the ABA and NYSBA. He also served as General Counsel and on the Board of Directors of the Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce, and is a recipient of the Capital District Business Review’s “40Under Forty” award for community service and professional achievement. In 2009, Mr. Miranda was appointed to the Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission for the Third Judicial District of the State of New York. In 2002, Mr. Miranda was appointed by Hon. Judith Kaye, then Chief Judge of New York’s Court of Appeals, to the statewide “Commission on Public Access to Court Records.”

About Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C. has been protecting their client’s intellectual property since 1970. With offices in Albany and Rochester, it is the largest intellectual property law firm in upstate New York dedicated exclusively to representing clients in the protection and commercialization of intellectual property, both domestic and foreign, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. The firm has gained national recognition in the area of Intellectual Property Law and was listed among the “Top Patent Firms” and “Top Trademark Firms” in Intellectual Property Law Today. In September of 2015 seven of the firm’s attorneys including Mr. Miranda were named as Upstate New York’s “Super Lawyers” by the publishers of Thomson Reuters, in the area of intellectual property law and litigation.