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Joshua  S. Bratspies


Banking and Financial Services
Broker-Dealer Litigation and Arbitration
Intellectual Property and Technology


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., cum laude (2001) Member, Law Review
  • University of Maryland, B.A., cum laude (1998) Phi Beta Kappa


  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Joshua S. Bratspies
Tel: (973) 302-9709
Fax: (973) 302-9467
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  • Anti-money laundering investigation

    Assisted in an extensive anti-money laundering investigation, and handled inquiries from the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Internal Revenue Service, on behalf of a major broker-dealer whose customer was indicted by a federal grand jury for alleged money laundering.

  • Won arbitration award for brokerage firm

    Won a several hundred thousand dollar arbitration award for a brokerage firm, representing the full amount owed under an employee loan plus interest, and obtained a complete dismissal of all employment-related counterclaims.

  • Defeated preliminary injunction application

    Defeated preliminary injunction application, obtained summary judgment and prevailed on appeal on behalf of a pharmaceutical company in a multi-million dollar lawsuit alleging misappropriation of trade secrets.

  • Obtained complete dismissal of claims against bank

    Obtained complete dismissal of a series of claims against a bank seeking tens of millions of dollars in connection with alleged improper lending practices.

  • Favorably resolved contract and zoning litigations

    Favorably resolved a series of contract and zoning litigations for an international real estate company stemming from its development plans for a 300+ acre property.

  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice

    Obtained dismissal with prejudice of all claims for breach of fiduciary duty and personal surcharge that had been asserted against the trustee of a $60+ million trust.

  • Recovered $10 million claim

    Recovered for our client the entirety of a $10 million plus claim in a federal civil forfeiture action involving loan collateral that had been blocked by the Office of Foreign Asset Control and seized by the U.S. Government based on alleged wire fraud crimes.

  • Secured summary judgment for financial services firm

    Secured summary judgment for a financial services firm and obtained a complete dismissal of a $1+ million federal lawsuit alleging breach of a services contract.