Biography

Tony Harwood has built a strong reputation in New York as a leader in commercial litigation, appeals, securities fraud, and legal ethics.  He has over 25 years of experience representing investors, securities professionals and companies in securities fraud lawsuits, arbitrations and investigations.  He also represents clients in employment, entertainment, real estate and intellectual property disputes.  Before founding his firm in 2009, Tony practiced law with some of the nation's leading law firms in high stakes litigation.

Tony's peers rank him at the highest level of professional and ethical excellence.  He has served as both chairperson and member of bar association committees devoted to ethics in the law.  He was selected to the Super Lawyers list for the New York Metropolitan area from 2016 to present, and has long enjoyed an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell.  He is a frequent author and presenter on legal ethics, securities fraud, arbitration, mediation and intellectual property. 

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Education

  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D. 1987
    • Honors: Fordham Law Review, Dean’s List
  • Cornell University, B.A. 1983

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit

Honors

  • “AV–Preeminent” Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association, Commercial, and Federal Litigation Section, Ethics and Professionalism Committee, Co-Chair, 2004 to Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Executive Committee, Member, 2004 to Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Securities Law Committee, Member, 2003 to Present
  • American Bar Association, Membership Committee, Section of International Law and Practice, Vice-Chair, 1998 to 2000
  • American Bar Association, International Law Committee, Young Lawyers Division, Chair, 1995 to 1997
  • American Bar Association, Executive Committee, Young Lawyers Division, Member, 1995 to 1997
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York,Ethics Committee, Member, 2014 to Present
  • Federal Bar Council, Member

Prior Employment

  • Labaton Sucharow LLP, Counsel, 2005 to 2009
  • Holland & Knight, Associate/Counsel, 1992 to 2005
  • Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler, Associate, 1988 to 1992
  • Honorable William C. Conner, Unites States District Judge, Southern District of New York, Law Clerk, 1987 to 1988