Gerard Belfort

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 (2020-21)

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, “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
Panelist, “Becoming a Law Clerk,” Judicial Intern Opportunity Program, July 23, 2020
Co-Moderator, “Best Practices for Originating, Servicing, and Default Servicing of Small Business Asset-Based Loans,” Goldman Sachs/Ballard Spahr LLP, January 13, 2020
Panelist, “Men of Color Roundtable Discussion,” Ronald H. Brown Law School Prep Program for College Students, July 18, 2019


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



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

Stony Brook University (B.A. 2012)


New York

New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York