Gerard Belfort

Associate
New York

Gerard Belfort is an associate in the Litigation Department. He represents companies and individuals in a wide range of civil and criminal disputes in federal and state courts. He also provides counsel to people and entities facing various types of government and regulatory inquiries.

Prior to rejoining the firm, Gerard served as a law clerk for a district court judge in federal court in Chicago.

Professional Highlights

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Joan H. Lefkow, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Professional Activities

American Bar Association, Center for Public Interest Law, Center on Children and the Law, Commission on Youth at Risk, Member (2021-Present)

American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Minority Trial Lawyer Committee, Co-Chair (2021-Present)

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Arbitrator (2018-Present)

National Futures Association, Arbitrator (2018-Present)

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, “Law Clerks," Litigation Radio Podcast, January 4, 2022
Speaker, “Legal Outreach Summer Law Institute,” Legal Outreach Inc., July 22, 2021
Panelist, “Being a Successful Law Clerk,” Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, June 4, 2021

Board Memberships & Community Service

Growth and Development Services, Inc., Board Member

Publications

Gerard is a contributor to the firm's Money Laundering Watch blog.

Co-author, “How to Avoid Post-Discovery Pitfalls During Trial Preparation,” American Bar Association, April 20, 2020

Credentials 

Education

Washington University in St. Louis School of Law (J.D. 2016)

Stony Brook University (B.A. 2012)

Admissions

New York

New Jersey

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of New York