New York Office
Phone: (212) 571-1255
Fax: (212) 571-1167
New Jersey Office
Phone: (973) 685-6747
Jonathan Uretsky's practice is focused on securities litigation, including the resolution of civil disputes in federal and state courts, as well as in various dispute resolution forums. His practice involves representing both public and private companies, and their officers and directors, both in shareholder class actions and shareholder derivative suits. These matters involved accounting irregularities, fraud, corporate governance malfeasance, the creation of supermajority shares, as well as other transactions that implicate officers' and directors’ fiduciary duties. Mr. Uretsky also has extensive experience representing financial institutions in arbitration proceedings, in a number of forums that have included FINRA (formerly the NASD and NYSE), and the CBOE. These arbitration proceedings have run the gamut from simplified arbitrations to large and complex proceedings, and have also included intra-industry arbitrations seeking injunctive relief. Mr. Uretsky's practice also concentrates on the representation of hedge funds, public companies, stock promoters, investor relations firms, investment advisors and broker-dealers in regulatory matters before the SEC and applicable SROs, and in the white-collar context before the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Mr. Uretsky is known in the U.S. and Canada as a specialist in serving the needs of small cap and micro cap companies. These small businesses face the sudden pressure to operate and report as public companies even though their internal resources are often not quite sufficient to the task. Mr. Uretsky has particular expertise in the microcap area, and has assisted microcap public companies with tasks as diverse as implementing a basic set of corporate guidelines and procedures to defending federal lawsuits against toxic, predatory lenders seeking to convert on usurious notes.
In addition to his securities litigation, arbitration, regulatory and white-collar criminal defense work, Mr. Uretsky also represents and advises a variety of clients in professional liability, employment and commercial litigation matters. He has represented clients in the defense of class-action claims, raiding claims, in contractual disputes, in matters involving the improper infringement of copyrighted and patented materials and ideas, in the defense of federal class-actions, and also has served in a legal advisory capacity to a variety of small and mid-size business owners, including companies and individuals based outside of the United States. Mr. Uretsky also acts as special litigation counsel to corporate debtors in adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court. Over the past decade, Mr. Uretsky has developed an extensive practice representing private jet charter companies, including the world's most comprehensive and efficient private jet brokerage company.
In his capacity as an Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School, Mr. Uretsky works with law students participating in a specialized Trial Advocacy program. Each semester, Mr. Uretsky enjoys coaching the students as they compete against other law school Trial Advocacy teams from throughout the country.
Securities Arbitration & Litigation
Securities Regulation & Compliance
Intellectual Property Litigation
Bankruptcy: Adversary Proceedings
Private Jet/Aviation Law
Real Estate and Construction Litigation
New York, 2000; New Jersey, 2000; Washington, D.C., 2016; U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2001; Eastern District of New York, 2003; Eastern District of Michigan, 2008. Northern District of Ohio, 2008; Western District of Wisconsin, 2009; District of Colorado, 2018; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2010.
Mr. Uretsky is often quoted in the news media. He often speaks at industry conferences and has written extensively about the legal side of the business world. Currently Mr. Uretsky is featured as the legal columnist in Microcap Review Magazine, published by SNN. Previously he was published regularly as the legal columnist for Trader and Dealmaker, both magazines that were published by Doubledown Media. He has also been published by Bloomberg and the ACI.
Adjunct Professor, Fordham University School of Law
Member: Association of the Bar of the City of New York; Securities Industry Financial Markets Association, Compliance & Legal Division.
EDUCATION AND HONORS
New York University, B.A., 1996 (double major in English and Political Science, minor in History); Fordham University School of Law, J.D. 1999. Fordham International Law Journal, Moot Court Board, Trial Advocacy Team, Moore Advocacy Institute.