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Melvin A. Brosterman

PARTNER, NEW YORK



Mr. Brosterman is a partner in the litigation practice group. His practice focuses on commodities, securities and general corporate litigation. He has served as counsel for plaintiffs and defendants in actions arising from the purchase and sale of a wide range of physical commodities, securities and derivatives. His clients include commodity trading firms, banks, energy companies, securities firms, hedge funds, and other public and private companies and their officers and directors. He acts as principal litigation counsel to several firms which consult with him on a wide range of matters.

Mr. Brosterman regularly appears on behalf of clients before the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and the various exchanges and other self-regulatory organizations.

Mr. Brosterman has an active trial practice and has tried jury and non-jury cases in state and federal courts throughout the United States, has represented clients in appeals before several of the United States Courts of Appeals and in the New York State appellate courts, and has represented parties in arbitrations before domestic and international tribunals. He has also successfully tried enforcement proceedings brought by the SEC and CFTC. Mr. Brosterman regularly lectures on securities, commodities and corporate law topics, and conducts compliance seminars in each of these areas.

Following graduation from law school, Mr. Brosterman joined the Office of the General Counsel of the SEC in Washington, D.C. As an attorney in that Office for three years, he represented the SEC as a party and as amicus curiae in appeals before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth and D.C. Circuits and in actions before the United States District Courts.

Memberships
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Council
  • Member, American Bar Association
Admitted to Practice
New York, 1975
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1978; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1978; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1976; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1988; U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 2001; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2006; U.S. Supreme Court, 1982
Education
J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 1974; Editor, Brooklyn Law Review, 1973-1974; Member, Brooklyn Law Review, 1972-1973
B.A., State University of New York, Albany, 1971
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