Attorneys

Bruce E. Gerstein

Partner


bgerstein@garwingerstein.com

Mr. Gerstein earned his undergraduate degree from the Bernard M. Baruch College of The City University of New York and his law degree from Brooklyn Law School, graduating with honors. He is also a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of New York (inactive).

Mr. Gerstein is one of the nation’s leading attorneys in the field of complex litigation. He has been named as lead counsel by federal and state courts across the United States and has successfully resolved numerous antitrust, securities and consumer-related class actions, recovering hundreds of millions of dollars for class members. He has lectured at conferences discussing important and cutting-edge antitrust issues, including serving as a panelist at the University of San Francisco alongside Professor Herbert Hovenkamp, a leading authority on antitrust law, to discuss the interplay between antitrust law, patent law and the Hatch-Waxman Act.

For the six years prior to joining the firm then known as Garwin & Bronzaft in 1978, Mr. Gerstein was an investigatory accountant specializing in the area of stockholder derivative and class actions.

Mr. Gerstein is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York and is admitted to practice before the United States Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits and the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York, the Eastern District of Michigan and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Gerstein’s practice focuses on all aspects of complex antitrust litigation.

Education

Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1977, with honors

Bernard M. Baruch College of the City University of New York, Bachelor of Business Administration, 1972

Bar Admissions

New York

Court Admissions

United States Supreme Court

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Affiliations

American Bar Association

New York City Bar Association

New York County Lawyers Association

Federal Bar Council

Attorneys

Scott W. Fisher

Partner


sfisher@garwingerstein.com

Mr. Fisher earned his undergraduate degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his law degree from Brooklyn Law School. He also received a Master of Arts in Mathematics Education from Brooklyn College.

Mr. Fisher is best known for his leading role in various complex securities and stockholder derivative class action litigation, where he has frequently been named as lead or co-lead counsel. Mr. Fisher has also had a lead role in successfully resolving product liability and consumer-related class actions, recovering hundreds of millions of dollars for class members. He has lectured at conferences discussing issues raised in connection with class actions, including the use of mediation to facilitate settlement, and has served as a panel member before the New York State Bar Association discussing class action practice.

Prior to joining the firm then known as Garwin Bronzaft & Gerstein in 1982, Mr. Fisher was an educator employed by the New York City Board of Education in a wide variety of pedagogical areas including curriculum development in mathematics.

Mr. Fisher is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals for the Second, Third, Seventh and Eleventh Circuits and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Eastern District of Michigan, and the District of Arizona.

Mr. Fisher’s practice focuses on all aspects of complex antitrust litigation.

Education

Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1982

Brooklyn College, Master of Arts, 1974

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Bachelor of Science, 1971

Bar Admissions

New York

Court Admissions

United States Supreme Court

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Affiliations

New York State Bar Association

New York City Bar Association

Attorneys

Joseph Opper

Partner


jopper@garwingerstein.com

Mr. Opper earned his undergraduate degree from Tufts University and his law degree from Hofstra University School of Law.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Opper was employed by the law firm of Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP, where he specialized in antitrust and human rights litigation. Mr. Opper was a member of the Antitrust Bureau of the New York State Department of Law from 1985-1996, serving as Acting Bureau Chief from 1994-1996. From 1977-1985 Mr. Opper was employed by the Legal Aid Society in Brooklyn, New York.

Mr. Opper is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Third and Ninth Circuits and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Eastern District of Michigan.

Mr. Opper’s practice focuses on all aspects of complex antitrust litigation.

Education

Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 1975

Tufts University, Bachelor of Arts, 1970

Bar Admissions

New York

Court Admissions

United States Supreme Court

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Affiliations

American Bar Association

New York City Bar Association

Attorneys

Noah H. Silverman

Partner


nsilverman@garwingerstein.com

Mr. Silverman earned his undergraduate degree from Grinnell College and his law degree from Northwestern University School of Law.

Mr. Silverman is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York and is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Eleventh Circuits and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Eastern District of Michigan.

Mr. Silverman’s practice focuses on all aspects of complex antitrust and consumer litigation.

Education

Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1990

Grinnell College, Bachelor of Arts, 1986

Bar Admissions

New York

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Affiliations

New York City Bar Association

Attorneys

Kimberly M. Hennings

Partner


khennings@garwingerstein.com

Ms. Hennings earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Tampa, graduating cum laude, and her law degree from Brooklyn Law School, graduating cum laude. During law school, Ms. Hennings interned for former New York State Supreme Court Justice Jules Spodek and for the Office of the New York State Attorney General’s Healthcare Bureau.

Ms. Hennings is admitted to the Bars of the States of New York and New Jersey, and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Ms. Hennings’ practice focuses on all aspects of complex antitrust litigation. She is also a member of the New York City Bar Association, where she serves as a member of the Litigation Committee.

In 2017, Garwin Gerstein & Fisher was the recipient of the American Antitrust Institute’s award for Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Private Law Practice for its role as lead counsel in In re K-Dur Antitrust Litigation, in which Ms. Hennings served as a key member of the litigation team. Ms. Hennings also served as primary counsel for GGF in King Drug Company of Florence, Inc. v. Cephalon, Inc., in which GGF and its co-counsel secured the largest victory ever in a delayed generic drug entry case on behalf of direct purchasers.

Education

Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2003, cum laude

University of Tampa, Bachelor of Science, 2000, cum laude

Bar Admissions

New York

New Jersey

Court Admissions

United States Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Affiliations

Attorneys

Dan Litvin

Partner


dlitvin@garwingerstein.com

Dan Litvin graduated from New York University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing, and was recognized on several occasions on the Dean’s List.

Mr. Litvin graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 2006. While in law school, Mr. Litvin served as a clerk for an Administrative Law Judge at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where he drafted a number of employment discrimination opinions.

Mr. Litvin joined Garwin Gerstein & Fisher in October 2006.

Mr. Litvin is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Mr. Litvin’s practice focuses on all aspects of complex antitrust litigation.

Education

Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2006

New York University, Bachelor of Science and Associate in Arts, 2002

Bar Admissions

New York

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Affiliations

New York City Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

Attorneys

Jonathan M. Gerstein

Partner


jgerstein@garwingerstein.com

Mr. Gerstein earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, with honors, and his law degree from Brooklyn Law School.

Mr. Gerstein is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York, and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Mr. Gerstein’s practice focuses on all aspects of complex antitrust litigation.

Education

Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2007

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, B.A., 2002

Bar Admissions

New York

Court Admissions

United States Supreme Court

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Affiliations

New York State Bar Association

Attorneys

Deborah A. Elman

Partner


delman@garwingerstein.com

Ms. Elman earned her Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude from Columbia University, where she also received a Masters in Public Health. She graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where she was Lead Executive Editor of the Journal of Law and Commerce.

Ms. Elman is admitted to the Bars of the State of New York and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Third, Ninth and Tenth Circuits and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Western District of Pennsylvania, and the Northern District of Illinois.

Ms. Elman is a frequent speaker on topics involving class actions and expert witnesses.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Elman was a Principal at Grant & Eisenhofer, P.A. She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable William L. Standish in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Ms. Elman’s practice focuses on all aspects of complex antitrust litigation.

“Ms. Deborah Elman has done an outstanding job in representing my company, LEHB, in several Class Action Suits against Drug Manufacturers. She keeps me well informed at every step. Works around my scheduling conflicts for conference calls, updates, depositions, etc… Her expansive knowledge along with her calm, professional demeanor instills great confidence.” – Legal 500

Education

University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 2001, cum laude

Columbia University, M.P.H., 1997

Columbia University, B.A., 1995, cum laude

Bar Admissions

New York

Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Affiliations

American Bar Association: Vice Chair, Antitrust Law Section-Pricing Conduct Committee

New York State Bar Association: Class Action And Private Litigation Committee, Monopolization & Big Tech Committee

Public Justice Foundation: Executive Committee, Co-Chair of DEIA Committee

Committee to Support Antitrust Laws (COSAL): Founder, Amicus Committee

Attorneys

Samuel E. Bonderoff

Partner


sbonderoff@garwingerstein.com

Mr. Bonderoff earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing from Dartmouth College in 1997. He received his law degree from New York University, School of Law in 2002, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board.

Mr. Bonderoff joined Garwin Gerstein & Fisher in May 2022.

Mr. Bonderoff is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York, and he is also admitted to practice in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, as well as the Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth and Ninth Circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Bonderoff’s practice focuses on all aspects of complex antitrust litigation.

Education

New York University, School of Law, J.D., 2002

Dartmouth College, B.A., 1997

Bar Admissions

New York

Court Admissions

United States Supreme Court

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Attorneys

David B. Rochelson

Partner


drochelson@garwingerstein.com

David Rochelson graduated from Harvard University with honors in English & American Literature & Language in 2005 and received his law degree, cum laude, from New York University School of Law in 2012.

Mr. Rochelson is a member of the American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section, where he is a Vice Chair of the Joint Conduct Committee. He is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. His practice focuses on all aspects of complex antitrust litigation.

Mr. Rochelson joined Garwin Gerstein & Fisher in June 2022. Prior to that, Mr. Rochelson was an associate at Robins Kaplan LLP, representing plaintiffs in antitrust class actions, and at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where he worked on various types of complex litigation.

Education

New York University School of Law, J.D., 2012

Harvard University, A.B. 2005

Bar Admissions

New York

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Affiliations

American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section - Vice Chair, Joint Conduct Committee

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