Salvatore J. Graziano

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Mr. Graziano, an experienced trial attorney, has taken a leading role in a number of major securities fraud class actions over the past twenty years on behalf of institutional investors and hedge funds nationwide. These high-profile cases include In re Schering-Plough Corp./ENHANCE Sec. Litig. (D.N.J.); In re Raytheon Sec. Litig. (D. Mass.); In re Refco Sec. Litig. (S.D.N.Y.); In re MicroStrategy, Inc. Sec. Litig. (E.D. Va.); In re Bristol Myers Squibb Co. Sec. Litig. (S.D.N.Y.); and In re New Century (C.D. Cal.).

Widely recognized by observers, peers and adversaries as one of the top securities and class action litigators in the country, Mr. Graziano has been cited as "wonderfully talented…excellent judgment…a smart, aggressive lawyer who works hard for his clients" (Chambers USA); an attorney who performs "top quality work" (Benchmark Litigation); and a "highly effective litigator" (US Legal500). One of three Legal MVPs in the nation heralded by Law360 for his work in class actions, he is regularly named as one of Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in America, a leading mass tort and plaintiff class action litigator by Best Lawyers®, and a New York Super Lawyer. Mr. Graziano has also been named one of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" in the nation by Benchmark.   

Mr. Graziano is a managing partner at the firm. He has previously served as the President of the National Association of Shareholder & Consumer Attorneys, and has served as a member of the Financial Reporting Committee and the Securities Regulation Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Graziano served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office.

Mr. Graziano regularly lectures on securities fraud litigation and shareholder rights.


  • New York University School of Law, 1991, J.D., cum laude
  • New York University - The College of Arts and Science, 1988, B.A., cum laude, Psychology

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit