David M. Hryck is head of International Business and Structuring for the firm. He advises clients on the tax and business aspects of structuring their investments for maximum profitability and has in-depth experience with cross-border investments and various licensing structures. He has represented and continues to represent celebrities, entertainers, designers, global companies, individuals, and international families. David has international proficiency with corporations as well as with individuals across the globe, and he is recognized for his long track record of structuring transactions. David is fluent in English, Spanish, Italian and French and has a working knowledge of Mandarin.
David is a valued and trusted advisor, board member, and mentor to several trusts and global charities. Currently, he serves as a trustee on various trusts of his clients. He serves on the board of directors of the Amy Winehouse Foundation, and was a board member and Chairman of the Happy Hearts Fund, founded by fashion model Petra Nĕmcová. He is a World Fellow of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for Excellence Fund, founded by HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and travels regularly to royal occasions around the world, advising on international interaction in Third World countries. David also served as a U.S. member of the Duke’s Business Advisory Group, headed by HRH Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex. He is also a board member of the Lifeline Humanitarian Organization, founded by TRH Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Yugoslavia.
David is a board member of the Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development, which was founded by Vuk Jeremić, President of the United Nations General Assembly for the 67th Session. David also serves as co-chair of the Board of Directors of Lang Lang International Music Foundation, founded by world-renowned concert pianist, Lang Lang. David is also a board member of Pencils for Promise (POPs), founded by Adam Braun, and he serves as vice chair of the Asia Practice at the Asian American Bar of New York. David joined the honorary board of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, founded by HRH Prince Philip and chaired by HRH Prince Edward. He recently joined the Board of Directors of the Mariano Rivera Foundation (founded by Mariano Rivera), as well as the Advisory Board of Maestro Cares founded by Marc Anthony.
David was awarded the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
- Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., with high honors, 1994
- Western Michigan University, Cooley Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1993
- University of Scranton, B.S., 1989
- Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 2021-present
- Reed Smith LLP
- Partner, 2013-2021
- Partner, 2012-2013
- DLA Piper
- Partner, 1999-2012
- Asian American Bar of New York
- Vice chair, Asia Practice
Civic and Charitable Activities
- Lang Lang International Music Foundation, founded by world-renowned concert pianist, Lang Lang
- Co-chair, Board of Directors
- POPs (Pencils for Promise), founded by Adam Braun
- Board Member
- The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award USA
- Honorary Board Member