Frederick Kessler, who helped to found the Firm, tries, litigates and counsels on commerce-related disputes. Since leaving his position as a federal criminal prosecutor, Fred has been a senior member of the Firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group. In his 25 years of practice, Fred has had broad experience in litigating, arbitrating and mediating complex disputes, has tried numerous cases and arbitrations, and has argued appeals in both state and federal court. In recent years, Fred’s civil practice has focused on claims concerning contracts and related tortious activity, bankruptcy and debtor and creditor law, securities, and insurance and reinsurance. In addition, Fred regularly represents clients in connection with regulatory and criminal investigations of commercial matters. Fred has received Martindale-Hubbell's AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating and has been recognized repeatedly by New York Super Lawyers as a leader in general litigation.
Fred received his J.D. degree from Fordham University School of Law, where he served as the Managing Editor of the Urban Law Journal, in 1988. He received his A.B. degree, cum laude, from Harvard College in 1984.