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Litigator in complex business litigation, primarily in the securities and antitrust fields, Mr. Isquith is a frequent writer in the field as well as gives lectures to other attorneys and law students.A more detailed description of his background and accomplishments may be found at


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
    43 years, 500 cases
  2. Antitrust: 30%
    43 years, 60 cases
  3. Investment Fraud: 30%
    43 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($875/hour)

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  • Shaheen Francois Manshoory

    Mr. Isquith actively answers questions in a timely and thorough manner. He is very knowledgeable in his craft and presents himself professionally. I endorse this attorney.


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  • Ross Brenton Russell

    Attorney Isquith consistently provides spot-on answers on the Avvo forum. He has built a reputation for excellent Courtroom advocacy that is the envy of other attorneys. For any case that you have to take before a jury, Fred Isquith is the attorney to see. I endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

270 Madison Avenue
New York, NY, 10016-0602

270 Madison Ave
New York, NY, 10016-0601



DCActive 197907/06/2016
NYCurrently registered 197203/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AVVOAVVO Rating 102016
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super Lawyer - 5% in Metopolitan NYC and in USASuper Lawyers2015
Who's Who in AmericaWho's Who in America - Marquis2015
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2014
law dragonlaw dragon2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP1980 - Present
AssociateKaye Scholer Fierman Hays & Handler1975 - 1980
AssociateFulbright & Jaworski1971 - 1975
Summer AssociateUnited States Department of State1970 - 1970
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York City Bar AssociationAntitrust; Federal Courts; Securities;Comiittee1980 - Present
New York County Bar AssociationMember1975 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationSecurities Committee; Chair Torts subcommittee1975 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1971 - Present
National Association of Shareholder and Consumer AttorneysPresident and Editor of Weekly News Letter, The Class ActN/A
Kings County Bar AssociationMember1972 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
DRAM Antitrust Litigationsettled - approximately $200M
In re: Iridium Securities LitigationN/A
In re MicroStrategy Securities LitigationN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Law 360a Plaintiffs Attorney View of tyson Foods2016
Lexis Securities MosaicConfidentiality Orders - Not so Confidential2016
Law 360Additional Thoughts on Class Plaintiff Pick - Offs2016
Law 360A Few important Decisoins From the "Inferior" Courts2016
Knowledge MosaicDistrict Court Provides First Guidance on Class Plaintiff "Pick-Offs" After Supreme Court2016
Securities MosaicCollateral Atacks on Class Action Settlements2016
NASCATThe Class Act2016
Law 360Thoughts On Post-Settlement Claims by Class Members2016
Lexis Securities MosaicSupreme Court's Opinion in Tyson Foods allows Statistical Evidnece2016
Law 360Why Sanofi Is Required Reading for Securities Attorneys2016
Knowledge MosaicSupreme Court Rules on Class Plaintiff "Pick Offs"2016
Knowledge MosaicSecond Circuit: Rule 23 Does not Require Damages to be Measurable on aa Calss wiide bBasis under Rule 23(b)(3)2015
Knowledge MosaicSupreme Court to Hear Three Class Action Cases2015
Knowledge MosaicFurther Commeents on Campbell Ewald v. Gomez2015
Knowledge MosaicFurther Comments - Spokeo v. Robins2015
NASCATThe Class Act - EDITOR2015
Law 360After Plaintiffs Win Verdict in Securities Class Actions2015
Law 360Spring Begins With 3 Important Class Action Decision2015
Knowledge MosaicOmnicare2015
Knowledge MosaicSecond Circirt.....Rule 23(b)(3)2015
Knowledge MosaicCl;ass Certification Granted Against Accountant2015
Securities MosaicMarket Check on Legal Fees2015
Law 360The Importance of Maaking Fact Based Arguments2015
Securities MosaicRevlon Standard Modified2015
Knowledge MosaicJurisdiction over foreign corporate defendants2015
Securities MosaicSupreme Court Allows appeal of Cases in Multi-District proceedings2015
Securities MosaicForex Decision Changes the Conversation in Antiturst Pleading2015
Law 360Recent Decisions Righten Standards for Merger Litigation2015
Knowledge MosaicSupreme Court Allows Appeal of Cases in Multi-District Litigation2015
Knowledge MosaicRevlon Standard Modified2015
Knowledge MosaicMarket Check on Legal Fees2015
Knowledge MosaicJurisdiction Over Foreign Corporate Defendant Requres Nuanced Analysis2015
Knowldge MosaicClass Certification Granted Against Accountant and Advisors to Fund2015
Law 360Readying for a New First Monday2014
Law 360Defendants, not Plaintiffs, Drive up Class Action Costs2014
Law 360Will The Supreme Court Nullify Rule 232014
Law 360The End of Private Enforcemnet of ERISA Plan Rights2014
NASCATThe Class Act - EDITOR2014
Knowledge MosaicA Note on Harris v amgen2014
Law 360Amgen Likely o Be Leading Case Affecing ERIAS Pleading2014
Law 360The SEC Needs to Act on Fee Shifting2014
Law 360Thinking Further on Halliburton2013
NASCATThe Class Act - EDITOR2013
Law 360State-Mandated Student Pro Bono Programs are Inefficient2013
law 360Spotlight on Spoiliation2013
Law 360More Restrictions fpr ERISA Fiduciaries2013
Law 360Qestionable Constitutionality: Supreme Court's Amex Ruling2013
Law 360How Facebok INforms Exclusive Jurisidiction Provisions2013
Law 360Sui Generis At Supreme Court2013
Law 360Another Look at Amgen2013
Law 360How Not to Plead A Multistate Class Action2013
Law 360How !st Circ Infused Del. Law Decision with Realism2013
Law 360Supreme court Spotlight: Sex, Race And...Commerce2013
Law 360A Look At Litigated and Settled Class Certification2012
Law 360Concepcion Comands A Case-By-Case Analysis2012
Law 360Dec. 20, 2011 - 2 Big Decisions2012
Law 360Case Study: Damasco v. Clearwire2012
NASCATClass Act - EDITOR2012
Law 360Rule 23 "Preliminary" Requriement As Seen by 7th Circ2012
Law 360Wxhauston - Patent and Copyright And The Supreme Court2012
Law 360Case Study: Roasado v. China North East Petroleum2012
Law 360A Dissection of Rule 232012
Law 360A 2nd Look At Class Action Requirements2012
zLaw 360The Continued Robustness of Rule 23 (b) (2)2012
Law 360The Simmonds Case (Sec16 Ruling) In the Litigation Context2012
NASCATClass Act - Editor2011
Law 360Redefining Loss Causation in Mutual Fund Cases2011
Law 360The Delawre Chancery Court aas Corporate Regulator2011
Law 360Case Study: Atkinson v. Morgan Asset Management2011
Law 3602 Months After Dukes2011
Law 360Interpretation of Arbitration Provision Post- Concepcion2011
Law 360In Context: Recent Class action Jurisprudence2011
Law 360SLUSA And State Court Securities Actions2011
Law 360Interpretation of Arbitration Provision Post-Concepcion2011
Law 360In Context: Recent Class Action Jurisprudence2011
Law 360Addressing Multiforum Deal Litigation2011
Law 360In Re Bear Stearns - 1 Concealment; 3 Results2011
Law 360Is It Material? Depends On Who You Ask2011
Law 360Interlocutory appeals and Twombly in 7th Circ.2011
Law 360Does Decurities Enforcement Make Corps. Stronger?2011
NASCATClass Act - EDITOR2010
Law 360Interpreting Morrison v. National Australia Bank2010
Law 360The End of Clsas Actions? Not Likely2010
Law 360Tiem For the Supreme Court2010
Law 3605 Cases Impacting Investors in Public Cos2010
Law 360Del Opinoin to Inform Future Freeze Out Mergers2010
Law 360Case Study: morrison v. National Austrailia Bank2010
Law 360Spring Supreme court roundup2010
Law 360Clarifying Jurisdiction For foreign Claimants2010
Law 360A 3rd And 4th Look At The Bank of America Opinion2010
Law 360Securities Case Filings Remain Steady in Q12010
Law 360WhitherThe SEC? For Now, No Place New2010
Law 360Citizens United: A Congressional Opportunity2010
Securities Docketnew Ruling on Rating Agency Responsibility Bears Close Scrutiny2009
NASCATClass Act - EDITOR2009
Securities Class Action ServicesA SEC Monopolly Will Not Work2007
Paper Given to SRI ConferenceA Acalpel in Your Hand: Litigation as a Tool2002
Federal Civil PracticeClass Actions and other Representative Actions2000
New York State Bar AssociationFederal Civil Practice Supplement2000
New York City Bar AssociationAnatomy of a Deposition . . . Complex Financial Case2000
NASCATClass Act - EDITOR1995
Post Arbitaration Remedies for an Introduction to Securities ArbitrationPost Arbitarion Remedies1994
American Conference InstituteA Plaintiffs' Lawyer Examines Limtied Partnership Roll ups1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Columbia University School of LawLawLLD1971
City University of New York, Brooklyn CollegeHistory/ Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1968
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Class At Tauro Law SchoolRule 23 Class Actions2014
Tauro Law SchoolStarting Out After Law School2013
Touro Law SchoolFederal Pleading Standards after Twombly2010
Antitrust Committee of the New York City Bar AssociationPrivate Equity Transactions and the Implications of the Supreme Court's Recent Decisions2008
New York County Bar AssociationDeposition in Complex Cases2005
SRI in the RockiesInstitutional Investor Activism2003
Professional Liability Underwriters societyIPO/Tie In Claims2001
New York State Bar AsssociationSecurities Arbitarions2001