David Siffert, New York University School of Law – Center on Civil Justice David Siffert serves as Director of Research and Projects at the Center on Civil Justice at NYU School of Law, a centre dedicated to the study of the civil justice system in the United States and how it can continue to fulfill its purposes. Prior to joining the Center, Siffert was a civil litigator at Boies, Schiller & Flexner. Siffert clerked for Hon. Robert S. Smith, Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals, and Hon. Barbara S. Jones, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. Siffert is an alumnus of New York University School of Law ('09) and the University of Chicago (AB '06).