Tony Harwood has built a strong reputation in New York as a leader in commercial litigation and appeals, employment law, securities fraud and professional liability. He has over 25 years of experience representing investors, securities professionals and companies in securities fraud lawsuits, arbitrations and investigations. He represents employees and employers in lawsuits, arbitration, mediation, contract negotiations and investigations. He also represents clients in 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.


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

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

Bar Associations

  • New York State Bar Association, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section

    Executive Committee Member Co-Chair of the Ethics and Professionalism Committee 2004-2021 Co-Chair of the Legislative and Judicial Initiatives Committee Securities Law Committee Member

  • American Bar Association

    Litigation Section Member


  • Fordham University School of Law - J.D. - 1987

    Honors: Fordham Law Review, Dean’s List

  • Cornell University - B.A. - 1983