David F. Wertheim, Acting General Counsel: David joined NYSIF in 2022 as Acting General Counsel after serving as Acting Executive Director at the Workers’ Compensation Board from February 2021 to September 2022. David began his state service at NYSIF nearly 30 years ago as a senior attorney in the Litigation division. David then joined the Workers’ Compensation Board, where he served 25 years in the WCB Counsel’s office, including as General Counsel for the last six years.
As General Counsel, David was responsible for all legal operations in several areas, including Adjudication, Administrative Appeals, Health Provider Discipline, and regulatory initiatives. David also played a significant part in the successful passage of New York’s Paid Family Leave legislation, Expanded Provider law the 2017 Omnibus reforms, as well as the development of the Virtual Hearing Center.
David earned a JD from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and a BA from the University of Albany.