Robert Garson, Chairman of GS2Law, is an accomplished international lawyer, advocate and trial attorney, and regularly appears in United States federal district courts, appellate courts, the Trademark Trials and Appeals Board, and arbitral tribunals including Beth Din.

Robert is regularly instructed by non-US counsel to act on behalf of non-US companies in actions in America. In particular, the enforcement of foreign awards in the US as he has a deep understanding of provisional relief in aid of foreign proceedings. As a result, Robert has been selected to Super Lawyers in the field of International Law for over a decade.
Robert’s experience has reached across all aspects of commercial disputes and is particularly knowledgeable of the enforcement and defense of intellectual property infringement allegations.

Robert is the current serving President of the American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists.

Key cases & testimonials

Obtained multiple whistleblower awards, including one of the largest CFTC Whistleblower Award to date (over $45 million) for exposing the ISDAFIX global mark et manipulation.

Obtained multiple whistleblower awards form the SEC for exposing the abusive practices employed by the major institutions concerning pre-release ADRs.

Currently acting as counsel in AAA arbitration proceedings for a group on investors breach of licensing agreement, corporate waste and breaches of fiduciary duty. (AAA Arbitration, New York seat, New York law.)

Lead counsel for Lehman Brothers Whisky against Barclays Capital on the validity of the Lehman Brothers trademark in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Counsel leading one of the major challenges against COVID over enforcement by the New York State Liquor Authority.

The lawyer you want on your side. A highly experienced international litigator and a powerful Courtroom advocate.Jeremy Brier KC
The judicial process is Robert’s chessboard. When numerous litigators shied away from my daunting case, Robert lived up to his reputation - outwitting and outplaying at every turn. With the poise and honor of a Grandmaster, Robert only plays to win.Client

Further information

“From Toot to Loot – The Anatomy of a successful Whistleblower claim” at the Global Litigation ConfEx – 2017

“Judaic Justice: Not just for the Chosen” at the Aspen Center for Social Values – 2014

External Publications

Contributes regularly on privacy, First Amendment and intellectual property law in the New York Observer.
A contributing author to The Business of Film: A Practical Introduction 2nd and 3rd Editions (Focal Press – Routledge 2018 and 2022).
Whistleblowing – The Dodd-Frank Model – A Brief Primer and is it replicable elsewhere? Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law (2019)

Appointments & Memberships

University of Manchester – BA (hons) in Ancient History & Archaeology
City University – Dip. Law
Benjamin N Cardozo School of Law – LLM
American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, President – 2021 to Present
British Schools and Universities Foundation – Vice President, Legal and General Counsel – 2018 to Present
Old Mancunians Association – Chair of North America – 2017 – Present

Admitted to Practice

England & Wales – 1999
New York – 2010
Florida – 2022
District of Columbia – 2022
Southern District New York – 2010
Eastern District New York – 2010
Northern Illinois Bankruptcy – 2021
Southern District Florida – 2022
Northern District Florida – 2023
Appellate: US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit – 2012
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit – 2021

French and Hebrew