Robert Trisotto

San Diego

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Mr. Trisotto is an associate in Bernstein Litowitz’s San Diego office, where he practices securities litigation on behalf of the firm’s institutional investor clients, including prosecuting securities fraud, corporate governance, and shareholder rights matters. 

He is currently a member of the team representing prominent institutional investors, including BlackRock and PIMCO, against six financial-crisis era RMBS trustee banks in ten cases pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, New York Supreme Court, and California Superior Court. The suits allege that the RMBS trustee banks breached contractual, statutory and common law duties owed to the trusts and certificate-holders. 

Mr. Trisotto is also a member of the team prosecuting Vale S.A. Securities Litigation against the Brazilian mining company, arising from the collapse of the massive Fundão mining dam, which killed at least 17 people, destroyed an entire city, and polluted numerous waterways.  

Prior to joining the firm, he was a senior litigation associate at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, where he gained significant experience in complex commercial litigation, securities litigation, and international disputes.  For example, Mr. Trisotto was a member of the team that successfully prosecuted leading investment banks on behalf of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, in RMBS litigation arising from violations of securities laws, in which Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ultimately recovered tens of billions of dollars.  He also successfully represented mezzanine lenders in a contractual dispute relating to the $5.4 billion financing of the Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village property in Manhattan, the largest single real estate transaction in U.S. history at its time.


  • New York University, 2005, B.A., Economics
  • New York Law School, 2009, J.D., New York Law School Review

Bar Admissions:

  • California
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York