Bradley I. Ruskin

Senior Partner at Proskauer Rose LLP

Bradley I. Ruskin

Bradley I. Ruskin

Senior Partner at Proskauer Rose LLP

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Brad Ruskin has served four years as co-chair of the Litigation Department and four terms as a member of the firm's Executive Committee.

During the past several years, Brad has tried a significant number of high profile, headline-generating cases to verdict, each one with a complete victory for Proskauer’s clients on issues ranging from so-called “bet-the company” antitrust challenges to questions of Russian constitutional and military law.

Sports Business:

As head of the litigation section of Proskauer’s preeminent Sports Law Group, a significant portion of Brad's practice is dedicated to litigating issues and counseling clients active in the sports business. The Sports Law Group has been recognized as the country’s top Sports Law group at the Chambers USA Awards for Excellence ceremony and as a “Tier 1” practice in numerous leading legal publications. Among the league and conference clients for whom he performs services are Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, Major League Soccer, National Football League, National Basketball Association, ATP World Tour, WTA, PAC-12, and certain departing members of the Big East Conference. In addition, Brad has represented ownership groups and clubs in each of the major U.S. sports (including the Florida Marlins, the New York Jets, the Philadelphia Eagles and the New Jersey Devils), and media companies in sports-related disputes.

Communications, Media and Technology:

Brad represents numerous communications, media and technology companies in a wide variety of litigated disputes, including partnership issues, communications and copyright law issues, bankruptcy disputes, data breaches, contract rights and complex class actions. His recent clients include T-Mobile USA; Satyam Computer; ML Media Partners; Madonna; the RP Media Companies; American Zoetrope; and the Rascoff/Zysblat Organization.

Financial Services Companies:

Brad also represents numerous financial services companies on a broad range of disputes, including contract, bankruptcy, investment, partnership, non-compete, and trade secret issues. Among his recent clients are JPMorgan Chase and various Merrill Lynch partnerships.

Antitrust and General Commercial Disputes:

Brad regularly defends clients in antitrust cases, including at present entities such as Sanofi Pasteur and Major League Baseball. Most recently, after a two-week jury trial, he won a defendant's verdict on behalf of the ATP Tour (the men's professional tennis circuit). The verdict, under Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act, was upheld on appeal by the Third Circuit. Brad also regularly handles a wide range of litigated matters, including contract, fraud, licensing, trademark, franchising, partnership, intra-corporate, bankruptcy, unfair competition, and other commercial disputes. He has litigated trust matters throughout the country in various federal and state courts and in domestic and international arbitral forums. Brad also has handled proceedings (along with foreign co-counsel) before the European Commission and the Office of Fair Trading.

Brad currently serves as a Member of the Executive Committee and Director of the Legal Aid Society, the nation's oldest and largest provider of legal services to the indigent. He is also a Director of the Young Women's Leadership Network, a preeminent organization providing specialized educational opportunities to low-income students. He is a frequently published author of articles, has taught a graduate school class at NYU's Tisch School, and has testified before legislative and other bodies concerning administration of justice and court operations in New York State.

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Bradley I. Ruskin
Senior Partner at Proskauer Rose LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1981

Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions. Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.

AB
Class of 1978

Brown University is located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and was founded in 1764. It is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.

Career History
Senior Partner
Current

Proskauer Rose LLP is a law firm in New York, NY. It offers corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate transactions, bankruptcy and reorganizations, taxation, litigation, trusts and estates, intellectual property, and labor and employment law services. It serves the chemicals, entertainment, financial services, health care, hospitality, information technology, insurance, internet, manufacturing, media and communications, pharmaceuticals, real estate investment, sports, and transportation industries. The company was founded in 1875.

Boards & Committees
Member, Executive Committee
Current

Proskauer Rose LLP is a law firm in New York, NY. It offers corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate transactions, bankruptcy and reorganizations, taxation, litigation, trusts and estates, intellectual property, and labor and employment law services. It serves the chemicals, entertainment, financial services, health care, hospitality, information technology, insurance, internet, manufacturing, media and communications, pharmaceuticals, real estate investment, sports, and transportation industries. The company was founded in 1875.

Vice Chair, Board of Directors
Current

The Legal Aid Society is a private, not-for-profit legal services organization, the oldest and largest in the nation, dedicated since 1876 to providing quality legal representation to low-income New Yorkers. It is dedicated to one simple but powerful belief: that no New Yorker should be denied access to justice because of poverty. The Society handles 300,000 individual cases and matters annually and provides a comprehensive range of legal services in three areas: the Civil, Criminal and Juvenile Rights Practices. Unlike the Society's Criminal and Juvenile Rights Practices, which are constitutionally mandated and supported by government, the Civil Practice relies heavily on private contributions.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

 Young Women’s Leadership Network (YWLN) supports two life-changing programs that empower youth to break the cycle of poverty through education: The Young Women’s Leadership Schools (TYWLS), a high performing network of all-girls public secondary schools, and CollegeBound Initiative (CBI), a comprehensive college guidance program for young women and men.

Political Donations
$2,000
2013

Representative from Massachusetts's 4th Congressional District

$1,000
2012

Former President of United States

$500
2012

Representative from Massachusetts's 4th Congressional District

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