Jerome S. Fortinsky


Jerome Fortinsky, a partner in the Litigation Group, focuses his practice on securities, antitrust and other complex commercial litigation. In recent years, Legal 500 has described Mr. Fortinsky as “incredibly smart,” “very knowledgeable,” “astute and highly commercial,” “highly competent in every respect, with expert litigation skills,” and has said he “garners high praise” for his work and “is very strategic in his legal analysis and always thinks about five steps ahead.”  He has been selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers nine times. Mr. Fortinsky was listed in Chambers USA:  America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a “Noted Practitioner” in securities litigation.

Mr. Fortinsky joined the firm in 1991 and became a partner in 1998.  From 1988 to 1991, he worked in the Office of Governor Mario M. Cuomo, where he rose to become Assistant to the Governor for Regional Affairs in 1990.  He served as a law clerk to Judge Edward R. Korman of the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, from 1987 to 1988.

Selected Publications

  • “Forces that led to one NBA ‘dream team’ could create another,” SportsBusiness Journal (February 21, 2011)
  • “Challenging Loss Causation in the Second Circuit,” Law360 (April 18, 2011)


  • Yale Law School, J.D., 1987
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Prize (best oral argument, Yale Moot Court of Appeals)
    • Potter Stewart Prize (best team argument, Yale Moot Court of Appeals)
    • Charles G. Albom Prize (best appellate advocate in Yale’s legal clinic)
  • Harvard College, B.A. government, 1983, magna cum laude


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