Bradley I. Ruskin is a senior partner at Proskauer and co-chairs its Sports Law Group. He has also served as co-chair of the Litigation Department and has served four terms on the Firm’s Executive Committee.
During the past several years, Brad has tried a significant number of high profile, headline-generating cases to verdict or appellate victory, each one with a complete victory for Proskauer’s clients on issues ranging from so-called “bet-the company” antitrust challenges to questions of first impression under Delaware Corporate law.
Brad represents numerous technology, media and telecommunications 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 has represented clients as diverse as T-Mobile USA, Tech Mahindra, ML Media Partners, Madonna, the RP Media Companies and the Rascoff/Zysblat Organization.
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.
Brad regularly defends clients in major antitrust and complex commercial cases. In addition to the sports and telecommunications industries, he has been handling matters for entities across many fields for clients such as Weyerhaeuser, Sanofi and Henry Schein.
As an example of the breadth of his role, he recently obtained a full defendant’s verdict after a two-week jury trial on behalf of the ATP Tour (the men’s professional tennis circuit), subsequently argued and won the case on appeal before the Third Circuit and finally argued and won an issue of first impression under Delaware corporate law before the Delaware Supreme Court.
Brad also regularly handles a wide range of litigation 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 has long been involved in a wide array of public service activities. He currently serves as a Member of the Executive Committee and Director of the Legal Aid Society, a Director and Committee Chair of the Young Women’s Leadership Network, a member of the ADL Sports Leadership Council and a Director of America’s Voices in Israel.
In addition, he frequently publishes 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.
- New York University School of Law, J.D., 1981
- Brown University, A.B., 1978
Admissions & Qualifications : New York
Court Admissions :
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Michigan, Eastern District
- U.S. District Court, New York, Eastern District
- U.S. District Court, New York, Southern District
- New York City Bar (Former Chair of Membership Committee, Former Chair of Council on Judicial Administration, Former Chair of Network of Bar Leaders Special Project on the Judiciary Budget)
- Legal Aid Society (Board of Directors, Executive Committee)
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