Marshall Fishman is the practice Head of Goodwin's New York Commercial and Financial Litigation group and serves as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. For more than 30 years, corporations and global financial institutions have turned to Mr. Fishman for their commercial and complex securities litigation matters. He has successfully tried numerous cases in courts and in arbitrations throughout the country and regularly represents the world’s largest financial institutions in class actions and in cases involving derivatives and structured products. Mr. Fishman also is a leading appellate advocate in federal and state courts.
Mr. Fishman successfully handled numerous cases arising out of the financial crisis including cases involving collateralized debt obligations, subprime mortgages and structured notes. He also successfully represented a hedge fund of funds in class actions arising out of the Madoff fraud.
Mr. Fishman has been selected by Chambers USA as one of the leading securities litigators in the United States, with the publication noting that clients value his “strong advocacy skills,” he is "great on his feet argues really complex issues and really gets to the heart of things," that “his expertise and business judgment are particularly impressive,” and that “clients consider him to be ‘a great litigation strategist, an unparalleled oral advocate and a devastating cross examiner at trial.’” The Legal 500 2016 noted that Mr. Fishman is a “‘very skilled and successful litigator’ … ‘extremely prepared and very focused.’” Mr. Fishman is also recognized in Best Lawyers in America (Commercial and Securities Litigation), Benchmark Litigation as a litigation star, Super Lawyers and Who’s Who in American Law.
Mr. Fishman is the author of the chapter on “Cross-Border Litigation” in the recently published 4th Edition of Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts (2016). He also is the author of the chapter on “Derivatives” Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts, 4th Edition (2017).