Arthur D. Felsenfeld

Of Counsel

Arthur D. Felsenfeld is Of Counsel in the Firm’s Litigation, Appellate and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Practice Groups.  An experienced trial lawyer, arbitrator and mediator, Mr. Felsenfeld has over 40 years’ experience in business litigation, with particular emphasis on securities and broker-dealer litigation and arbitration, accountants’ liability, the defense of class and derivative actions, employment and real estate litigation and corporate and partnership disputes.  He also serves as arbitrator in commercial, employment and securities matters, as well as a mediator in commercial disputes.

Prior to joining Jaspan Schlesinger LLP, Mr. Felsenfeld was a litigation partner in two large international law firms, including approximately twenty years serving as the head of the litigation department of the New York City office of one such firm.

Mr. Felsenfeld was named to the New York Super Lawyers in the areas of business litigation and alternative dispute resolution for twelve consecutive years (2007 – 2018) and was ranked as one of the top 100 lawyers in the New York Metro area for five years.  Only five percent of the attorneys in the New York Metro area are named to the list of Super Lawyers and from that the top 100 are selected.  The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters.  He has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Felsenfeld serves on a number of arbitration and mediation panels, including: American Arbitration Association’s Large Complex Commercial and Employment Panels; the Supreme Court, New York County, Commercial Division, ADR Program; New York City Bar, Mediation and Arbitration of Disputes Among Lawyers; Complaint Mediation Panel of the New York City Bar and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.  In recent years, he has also been a frequent speaker and author of publications on subjects related to alternative dispute resolution.

Mr. Felsenfeld received his undergraduate degree in accounting from Brooklyn College and his Juris Doctor degree in 1975 from New York University School of Law.  He is admitted to the State Bar in New York, 1976, the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Northern District of Florida, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  He served as an Assistant Counsel to the New York State Governor’s Judicial Nominating Committee.

  • B.S., Brooklyn College
  • J. D., New York University School of Law – 1975

  • New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
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