Skip to main content

About me

Stuart P. Slotnick is the managing shareholder of Buchanan's New York office and vice chair of the firm's Business Litigation and Trial Practice. He is the former vice chair of the firm's White-Collar Defense and Investigations Practice. Stuart concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, white-collar and government investigations, civil litigation, and intellectual property litigation.

Stuart has represented clients throughout the United States and has successfully tried criminal, civil, products liability, personal injury and medical malpractice cases in various jurisdictions. In addition to obtaining multi-million dollar pre-trial settlements, Stuart has assisted his clients in recovering millions of dollars after trial. He has represented clients in several state and federal class actions that have resulted in recoveries in excess of $100 million. Stuart has represented and advised publicly listed corporations, privately held companies and high net worth individuals.

Among the diverse cases that Stuart has handled, he has:

  • Successfully represented a multi-national internet gaming corporation in a Department of Justice investigation, which resulted in a resolution of all related criminal charges pursuant to a Non-Prosecution Agreement.

  • Successfully represented billionaire casino magnate, Steve Wynn, in litigation matters in various states, resulting in dismissal of claims and positive settlements.
    Defeated an international financial institution's attempts to enjoin a former employee from working for a competing firm, resulting in denial of attempt to get a temporary restraining order and ultimate dismissal of the state court action.

  • Defended a hedge fund operator in breach of fiduciary duty claims resulting in a positive settlement of all claims.

  • Successfully represented the distributor and manufacturer of nutraceutical and health products in a breach of exclusive distribution agreement, which resulted in the attachment of multi-million dollar patents and trademarks.
    Successfully represented an international nutritional supplement manufacturer in numerous patent and trademark infringement claims.

  • Successfully represented a generic pharmaceutical manufacturer in a Department of Justice False Claims Act investigation, which resulted in no action against the company.

  • Advised international and domestic companies on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues.

  • Obtained dismissal of temporary restraining order in Federal Court relating to a financial institution's claim that a competing business stole trade secrets and client accounts.

  • Represented a multi-national apparel company in commercial litigations and intellectual property disputes.
    Obtained the dismissal of a complaint and $100 million claim for breach of contract in connection with a real estate development  partnership.

  • Served as outside counsel to the insurance-appointed counsel in defending several homeowner liability cases involving injured construction workers.

  • Successfully represented an insurance policy holder in a breach of contract case involving a multimillion dollar recovery subsequent to an insurance loss.

  • Prosecuted through trial and verdict a pharmaceutical mass tort case against Pfizer that recovered $2 million for the plaintiff.

  • Prosecuted a case against the manufacturer of an electro-surgical generator and related parties, on behalf of a surgeon who received an electric shock while using the product.

  • Notably, Stuart has represented several Army captains and soldiers throughout the country in federal actions against the U.S. Army. He has successfully challenged the Army’s attempt to recall soldiers to active duty for deployment to Iraq and his clients have been granted Honorable Discharges from the Army. In addition to his diverse litigation experience, Stuart has represented clients in matrimonial, family court, employment and real estate matters.

    Prior to joining the firm, Stuart was special counsel at a New York litigation boutique. He was also a supervising senior assistant district attorney and senior trial attorney for the Office of the District Attorney, Kings County. As a senior trial attorney, Stuart successfully tried and prosecuted a wide array of cases including homicides and high profile matters. At the District Attorney's Office, Stuart conducted hundreds of grand jury investigations and wrote successful appellate briefs.

    Stuart frequently appears on Court TV as a courtroom analyst and has appeared on national television giving commentary on high profile cases.

    He is fluent in Spanish.

Publications & Speeches

    • J.D., 1994
      New York University

  • B.A., cum laude, 1991
    Brandeis University

  • New Jersey

  • New York

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

  • 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 Northern District of New York

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

  • Supreme Court of the United States


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 35%
    20 years
  2. Divorce: 30%
    15 years
  3. Business: 20%
    15 years
  4. White Collar Crime: 15%
    20 years

Attorney endorsements

2 total 

Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer

  • No photo

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Stuart Slotnick and can attest to his keen insight and killer instinct. He is a first rate trial attorney and has earned a well-deserved reputation among his peers. He is not only smart, but cunning and strategic. As an active member of the Judicial Selection Committee, he has interacted with many Judges and knows how to persuade a black robe. I strongly endorse him without reservation.


    David Cetron Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Keith Matthew Sullivan

    I fully endorse Stuart Slotnick. Stuart is an excellent lawyer evidenced by his professionalism, knowledge and experience in the field, and dedication and responsiveness to his clients. He always makes sure to do everything in his power to achieve the best possible outcome in all of his clients’ cases. I have consulted with Stuart on many of my cases and he has always offered top-rate advice. I highly recommend Stuart Slotnick.


    Keith Sullivan Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

1290 Avenue of the Americas
30th Floor
New York, NY, 10104


NYCurrently registered 199507/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing Partner NYC OfficeBuchanan Ingersoll & Rooney2005 - Present
Special CounselSlotnick, Shapiro & Crocker LLP2004 - 2005
Senior Associate and Senior Trial AttorneySeeger Weiss LLP2000 - 2004
Senior Trial AttorneyKings County District Attorney, NYC1994 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Brandeis UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1991