Bruce A. SchoenbergCounsel
Bruce Schoenberg is counsel in the firm’s Corporate and Securities, and Litigation Practice Groups, resident in the Manhattan office.
Mr. Schoenberg focuses his practice on a wide array of complex commercial litigation, including: securities and commodities litigation, RICO litigation, banking litigation, employment litigation and general business litigation.
He has defended issuers and their officers, directors, attorneys and accountants in a variety of private securities fraud and SEC enforcement actions. Additionally, he has defended shareholder derivative and class action suits. Mr. Schoenberg has also defended brokerage firms and individual brokers in litigations and in arbitrations before FINRA, NASD, NYSE and NFA.
He has represented brokers in FINRA disciplinary proceedings before the Office of Hearing Officers and the National Adjudicatory Council in connection with a joint investigation by the SEC and the New York County District Attorney’s Office. He has also defended commodity brokers in connection with market manipulation claims and won a $6.95 million dollar judgement for an Investment Advisor/Commodity Trading Advisor in connection with a breach of contract claim arising out of a commodity swap agreement.
Mr. Schoenberg has represented numerous commercial banks in connection with litigations relating to commercial paper and wire transfers, including a subprime mortgage bank in connection with a license revocation proceeding. Additionally, he represented a European finance company in a RICO action which commenced as a result of the failure of the second-largest bank in Venezuela.
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude 1988
Cardozo Law Review
University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S., with distinction 1985
Simon’s Rock Early College, A.A., 1983
Mr. Schoenberg is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, and Hawaii.
Mr. Schoenberg formerly served as articles coordinator at the ABA Securities Litigation News and is a former editor of the ABA Class Action and Derivative Suits Newsletter.
“From Here to Eternity: Limiting the Class Period in a Fraud-on-the-Market Case,” ABA Class Action and Derivative Suits Newsletter, Vol. 6 No. 3 (Fall 1996)
“Providing Notice of Pendency to Beneficial Shareholders in Rule 26(b) (3) Class Actions: Developing a Hybrid Approach,” ABA Class Action and Derivative Suits Newsletter, Vol. 4 No. 2 (Summer 1994)
“A Family Affair: When Does a Close Family Relationship Between Class Counsel and the Class Representative Defeat Class Certification?” ABA Class Action and Derivative Suits Newsletter, Vol. 3 No. 2 (Summer 1993) (with Jeffrey J. Greenbaum)