Jonathan B. BrunoPartner
Jonathan Bruno focuses his practice on the defense of professionals. He has represented lawyers, accountants, insurance agents and brokers, real estate agents and brokers, title agents, claims adjusters, third-party administrators, securities broker/dealers, investment advisors, collection agencies, not-for-profit directors and officers, and other professionals in complex professional liability and commercial litigation. Jonathan also regularly defends employers in employment litigation and cooperative housing corporations and condominium boards accused of breaching their fiduciary duty, housing discrimination, and other related claims.
An experienced litigator, Jonathan has tried cases in federal and state courts, and has litigated cases before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the New York City Commission on Human Rights, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, attorney disciplinary committees, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He has also argued numerous appeals before the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals involving legal malpractice, professional liability, and employment law cases.
Jonathan is an author and speaker on various topics, including legal malpractice litigation and risk management, legal malpractice claims against employed lawyers, bankruptcy and lawyer liability, FDIC claims against professionals, employment practices liability, Wage and Hour law, Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower actions, cyberbullying, and alternative dispute resolution. He has also served as a program coach for the New York City Bar’s Center for CLE Litigation Skills Workshop.
New York SuperLawyers magazine named Jonathan as one of the top attorneys in professional liability defense in the greater Metropolitan New York area for the years 2013-2020, recognition awarded to only 5% of lawyers in the state. He is also rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level designation in professional excellence. Jonathan was named to Law360’s Legal Ethics Advisory Board for 2018 and 2021.
Jonathan has been featured numerous times in the “And the Defense Wins” section of The Voice, DRI’s weekly e-newsletter.
A runner, Jon has completed four half marathons and is always on the lookout for his next race.
477 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10022-5843
United States District Court for the Southern, Eastern, Western & Northern Districts of New York
United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
United States Court of Appeals, First and Second CircuitsBar Affiliations
American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section
New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
Professional Liability Underwriting Society
Defense Research Institute
National Asian Pacific American Bar AssociationEducation
New England Law | Boston, Juris Doctor
Fordham University, Gabelli School of Business, B.S.