Martin P. Russo

Martin P. Russo

  • Business Law, Criminal Law, Securities Law
  • New York
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Summary

Martin P. Russo is an accomplished litigator with more than 20 years of experience handling complex business litigation in state and federal courts nationwide as well as before a panoply of alternative dispute resolution forums. His practice includes sophisticated commercial disputes, financial services litigation, regulatory defense, white collar defense, corporate compliance and internal investigations for publicly-held and private companies in the United States and abroad. Marty has developed a robust practice representing prominent international individuals and entities in multi-jurisdictional litigation. His ‘value-added’ and a key driver of success is the ability to craft and execute innovative strategies to accomplish his clients’ goals. He is highly regarded for an aggressive style, a keen ability to distill complex fact patterns into common sense positions, and the effective management of large cases which require thoughtful coordination across multiple jurisdictions. Marty has a wealth of experience counseling regulated firms and their current and former employees in customer arbitrations, disciplinary actions, and investigations and enforcement proceedings initiated by the Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice, as well as self-regulatory organizations such as the CFTC, NYSE and FINRA. In this arena, Marty has an achieved an enviable track record by prevailing in a notable number of FINRA disciplinary hearings and securing exceptional settlements. He also has significant experience representing clients in high-stakes criminal matters and has obtained numerous favorable outcomes. Leveraging his deep knowledge of the industry, Marty has been called upon to serve as outside general counsel for small to mid-sized broker-dealers. In this role, he renders compliance counsel to enable clients to anticipate and respond to the dynamic regulatory environment. For recent decisions, see Marty's profile on www.gusraekaplan.com.

Education
Harvard Law School
J.D.
Honors: cum laude
Yale University
B.A. / Economics
Honors: magna cum laude, with distinction
Professional Associations
New York State Bar # 2604536
Member
Current
Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, Compliance and Legal Division
Member
Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
2nd Circuit
9th Circuit
11th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of New York
U.S. Supreme Court
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Securities Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Commodities Law
  • White Collar Securities
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Gusrae Kaplan Nusbaum Website
Contact & Map
120 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005
USA
Telephone: (212) 269-1400