Overview

Mr. Portnoy handles a wide range of large-scale business and commercial litigation matters in both state and federal courts throughout New Jersey and New York. His primary areas of focus include securities fraud, common law fraud, and breach of contract. Mr. Portnoy draws on years of experience in private practice, along with his time as in-house counsel and his work for federal judges, both trial and appellate, in consistently delivering cost-effective, quality services and solutions for the most critical legal problems of some of the firm’s most sophisticated clients.

Mr. Portnoy regularly litigates in state and federal courts, handling complex business and commercial litigation in areas that include:

  • Securities fraud
  • Insider trading
  • Common law fraud
  • Professional negligence
  • Breach of contract
  • The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act
  • The Federal Tort Claims Act
  • Antitrust
  • Mass tort
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • Fraudulent conveyance
  • Business reorganization
  • Professional responsibility
  • Criminal, constitutional, and immigration law

Before joining the firm, Mr. Portnoy was an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, where he regularly represented utilities, hedge funds, Fortune 500 companies, and some of the largest financial institutions in the country in connection with civil litigation and in responding to subpoenas issued by federal and state agencies and self-regulatory organizations.

During his time with Davis Polk, Mr. Portnoy was seconded to the New York Mets for the 2009 Major League Baseball season, allowing him the kind of invaluable insight into the client’s perspective on complex commercial litigation that only an in-house counsel position can provide.

Prior to joining Davis Polk, Mr. Portnoy clerked for the Honorable Peter W. Hall, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and interned for the Honorable Allan L. Gropper, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. As a result, Mr. Portnoy is able to provide the firm’s clients with work product and advice informed by virtually every relevant perspective on civil litigation.

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School (J.D., summa cum laude)
    • Honors
      Notes and Comments Editor, Brooklyn Law Review
      Moot Court Honor Society
      Dean’s List
    • Awards
      Donald W. Matheson Memorial Prize
      Cornelius T. Wickersham, Jr. Prize
      Zaretsky Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Fellowship
      Prince Scholarship
      Centennial Grant
      Class of 1911 Scholarship
      Richardson Scholarship
      CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in: Federal Courts and the Federal System; Constitutional Law II; Constitutional Law I
  • University of Vermont (B.A.)
    • Honors
      Dean’s List
      National Political Science Honor Society
    • Awards
      Vermont Scholar Award

Professional Activities

Gibbons Commercial Litigation Alert blog (www.commerciallitigationalert.com)
Editor

New Jersey Supreme Court
Fee Arbitration Committee

Professional Admissions

  • State of New Jersey
  • State of New York
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Judicial Clerkship(s)

Law clerk to the Honorable Peter W. Hall, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2006-2007

Judicial intern to the Honorable Allan L. Gropper, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, 2004

Publications & Features

NEWSROOM

Selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, Business Litigation

Named to the Benchmark Litigation "40 Under 40 Hot List," 2017

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