AF Monogram

Abrams Fensterman Promotes David Imamura to Partner

Home > Media > Announcements > Abrams Fensterman Promotes David Imamura to Partner

White Plains, N.Y., July 1, 2024 – Abrams Fensterman, LLP is pleased to announce that David Imamura has been promoted to Partner. Mr. Imamura Co-Chairs the Political and Election Law Practice Group and is a member of the Civil Litigation and White-Collar Criminal Defense Practice Groups, working out of the firm’s White Plains office.

“I am thrilled to be a part of a firm that is on the cutting edge of voting rights and election law litigation and am looking forward to growing our practices in those areas”

David Imamura, Partner

Mr. Imamura has gained recognition for leading historic Voting Rights cases under New York’s John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act. Mr. Imamura filed the first lawsuit ever under the New York State Voting Rights Act, suing the Town of Mount Pleasant for maintaining an election system that dilutes the votes of the Town’s Hispanic community and prevents them from electing candidates of their choice. He later filed a second lawsuit against the Town of Newburgh, similarly alleging that the Town’s election system dilutes the votes of the Town’s Black and Hispanic populations. The Town of Mount Pleasant is 20% Hispanic and the Town of Newburgh is 40% Black and Hispanic, yet neither town has ever elected a candidate of color to their town boards. Mr. Imamura’s expertise in State Election, Campaign Finance, and Voting Rights Law has been instrumental in these groundbreaking cases. He has also represented numerous candidates for United States Congress and the New York State Legislature, as well as independent expenditure and political action committees.


Mr. Imamura previously served as Chair of the New York State Independent Redistricting Commission and is a Co-Author of Goldfeder on Election Law (6th edition, October 2022). He is also a Westchester County Legislator representing District 12. We are optimistic about the outlook of our Political and Election Law Practice Group guided by Mr. Imamura, and under the leadership of White Plains Executive Partner, Robert Spolzino.

“We are thrilled to announce the promotion of David Imamura to partner within our Election, Campaign Finance, and Voting Rights law practice. David has consistently demonstrated exceptional dedication, expertise, and a deep understanding of the complex legal landscape that governs our electoral processes. His commitment to upholding the principles of fair and transparent elections has been invaluable to our clients and the broader community. We are confident that David will continue to make significant contributions to our firm and to the field at large in his new role as partner.”

Howard Fensterman, Managing Partner

David was most recently named to the 2024 City & State New York: Asian Power 100, where he was ranked as the 46 th most powerful Asian American in New York State. He also was included in the 2023 City & State New York: Westchester 100 ranking where, alongside Robert Spolzino and Judge Jeffrey Cohen, he was ranked the 35th most powerful person in Westchester County. He earned his B.A. from Dartmouth College and his J.D. from Columbia University. Mr. Imamura is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the Southern District of New York.


About Abrams Fensterman


Following the enormous growth and success of the firm’s Lake Success, Brooklyn, and Rochester offices, Abrams Fensterman, LLP tapped former Appellate Division Justice Robert A. Spolzino in 2019 to lead the development of the White Plains office. In January 2021, former Appellate Division Justice Jeffrey A. Cohen joined the firm in the White Plains office, along with two additional attorneys from the Appellate Division. Abrams Fensterman is established as one of the preeminent law firms in the Westchester region. When you partner with our firm, you instantly gain access to over 100 lawyers who are at the top of their respective fields. Learn more about their experience and practice areas at

Contact Us

Local Respect,
State-Wide Reach

For further information about our experience, please contact our law firm on Long Island at 516-328-2300, in Brooklyn at 718-215-5300, White Plains at 914-607-7010, Rochester at 585-218-9999 or Albany at 518-535-9477 to schedule an initial consultation.