Marc S. Gottlieb


Marc Gottlieb is head of the firm’s Litigation practice.

Since 1996, Marc’s practice has revolved primarily around corporate and securities litigation. During the entirety of his legal career, Marc was a litigator, and within just three years of his admission to the bar, he had developed a reputation as a skilled trial lawyer. On the corporate side, Marc deftly handles every type of litigation a corporation faces, including disputes involving: intellectual property, wages/commissions, discrimination, contract breach, shareholder/derivative, financing/securities, real estate, accounting, and regulatory issues. Marc has built the firm’s litigation department into a well-respected and reliable source for representation in an astonishingly wide area of law in the state, federal and administrative courts throughout the United States.

Marc has devoted a substantial amount of his professional focus to cases involving securities regulations, investigations and fraud, both civilly and criminally. Marc has served as litigation counsel to dozens of brokerage firms and hundreds of registered representatives. He continues to represent firms and industry professionals in dealing with regulators and investors to this day. He also continues to represent aggrieved investors who have lost their money to unscrupulous brokers.

He appears regularly before the SEC and FINRA, the two entities with the primary (civil) responsibility for regulating the securities industry, and he serves as defense counsel in white collar criminal investigations and proceedings, including representing targets in grand jury proceedings, criminal complaints and indictments, plea and cooperation agreements, etc.

In addition to practicing corporate and securities litigation, Marc is also an experienced family law professional having handled many complex divorces and custody cases during his 30+ year career. These have included bitterly fought custody cases in addition to the fights over money and other assets. Marc has found that his knowledge of securities and corporate litigation has been incredibly helpful in these instances. Having a keen knowledge of corporate finance, knowing where assets may be hidden, and knowing how to read financial statements and tax returns, have all proven to be invaluable resources in this area of law.


  • Capital Markets
  • Employment
  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Estate


  • Agriculture
  • E-Commerce
  • Employment
  • Financial Services
  • Fintech
  • Food and Beverage
  • Healthcare
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation and Arbitration (Specializing in Commercial Litigation, Corporate Litigation, Family Law Litigation, Securities Litigation, White Collar Criminal Defense)
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate
  • Securities


University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida – B.A. in film, 1980

Brooklyn Law School – J.D., 1989


State of New Jersey,1989

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1989

State of New York, 1990

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York,1991

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1991

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2016