Barry Temkin, a partner at Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass LLP, is a litigator with extensive trial experience, having tried over fifty jury trials to verdict. He has also litigated numerous arbitrations, including securities, commercial, and employment disputes. As an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, he tried dozens of jury cases and served as a Senior Trial Attorney in the Homicide Bureau. Mr. Temkin represents broker dealers, financial advisors, insurance brokers, financial firms and investment advisers in litigation, arbitration and regulatory investigations. He also represents lawyers and law firms in professional liability matters, including conflicts, sanction proceedings, fee disputes, legal malpractice cases, and proceedings before the attorney grievance committee, and commercial and construction cases.
Mr. Temkin is an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law, where he teaches courses on securities regulation and professional responsibility. He has published articles on securities law and attorney professionalism in the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Law 360, The Securities Regulation Law Journal, Seattle University Law Review, Securities Arbitration Commentator, and the New York Law Journal.
Mr. Temkin has been a member of the FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) Board of Arbitrators since 1999, and served for ten years as co-chair of the New York Country Lawyers’ Association Professional Ethics Committee. Mr. Temkin has lectured on securities law, professional liability and legal ethics at the New York State Bar Association, the New York County Lawyers’ Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the Practicing Law Institute, the Futures Industry Association and numerous corporations and insurance companies.
He has been quoted in the ABA Journal, Investment News, the New York Law Journal, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal.com, Law360.com, The National Law Journal, American Banker, Lawyers U.S.A., and others. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and earned his B.A., cum laude, from University of Rochester.
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