David Tracey is a Senior Litigation Counsel in the New York office of Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, a national law firm with offices in Washington, DC, New York, California, and Tennessee. Mr. Tracey represents employees in individual and class actions involving discrimination, wage and hour violations, employee benefits, and civil rights. He received his law degree magna cum laude from New York University School of Law, where he was awarded membership in the Order of the Coif. He received his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Yale University.
Prior to joining Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, Mr. Tracey clerked for the Honorable Garland E. Burrell Jr., Senior Judge for the United States District Court, Eastern District of California.
Mr. Tracey has frequently volunteered at legal services organizations in New York City. He has represented tenants in eviction proceedings and has participated in litigation and legislative advocacy to achieve criminal justice reform. Among other efforts, while a law student, Mr. Tracey successfully petitioned for the release of an incarcerated individual who was serving a life sentence under California’s former “three strikes” law.
Prior to his career in law, Mr. Tracey was a community organizer at the Harlem Children’s Zone, Inc. As an organizer, he worked with community members on projects concerning tenants’ rights, environmental health, and gun control.