Complex Tort Litigation
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Special Master, Hearing Officer
United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States
J.D., New York University School of Law, 1972
B.A., Boston University, magna cum laude, 1969, Phi Beta Kappa
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“The New York County Lawyers’ Association Report of the Committee on Federal Courts on Pro Hac Vice Admissions To the Federal Courts,” Join Committee of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 169 F.R.D. 390, 1997
Amy Rothstein is an experienced civil litigator and alternative dispute resolution neutral. As a litigator, she has handled complex commercial and tort cases. She has represented international as well as U.S. clients.
As a neutral, Ms. Rothstein handles securities, employment, insurance, partnership, franchise and other contract and commercial disputes. She is an arbitrator, mediator, special discovery master and hearing officer. She serves on the American Arbitration Association’s commercial arbitrator panel, and has been on the Association’s mediator panel and on those of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the New York Supreme Court’s Commercial Division. Ms. Rothstein has served as a special discovery master to several Commercial Division justices and as a hearing officer for the New York State Financial Services Department’s Liquidation Bureau.
In addition to her work as a litigator and ADR neutral, Ms. Rothstein has served as a court-appointed receiver. In that role, she oversaw the management of three New York City residential buildings for nearly a year.
After beginning her career as an associate in a large law firm, Ms. Rothstein worked as an appellate lawyer and then as a class action litigator for The Legal Aid Society. She then served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Civil Division of the Southern District of New York, where she defended and prosecuted actions on behalf of the United States and its agencies in a broad range of subject areas including government regulation, tax, environmental law and employment. Ms. Rothstein then worked as an Assistant General Counsel at a securities firm, litigating broker-customer and employment disputes, and as Deputy Chief of the Investor Protection and Securities Bureau in the New York State Attorney General’s Office. She also was a member of Brooklyn Law School’s Adjunct Faculty, teaching a securities practice seminar.
Ms. Rothstein’s trial experience contributes to her skills as an arbitrator and mediator, and her work in those roles has made her highly effective as a special master and hearing officer.
Ms. Rothstein was Of Counsel to the firm Doar Rieck Kaley & Mack from 1997 to 2013, after which she formed the firm of Salerno & Rothstein with Peter C. Salerno.
Past Employment Positions:
Doar Rieck Kaley & Mack, Of Counsel, 1997-2013
Brooklyn Law School, Adjunct Faculty, 1994-1998
New York State Department of Law, Deputy Chief, Investor Protection and Securities Bureau, 1990-1995
Gruntal & Co., Incorporated, Assistant General Counsel 1988-1990
United States Attorney’s Office, Assistant United States Attorney, Civil Division, 1984-1988
The Legal Aid Society, Staff Attorney, Prisoners’ Rights Project, 1977-1984
The Legal Aid Society, Staff Attorney, Criminal Appeals Bureau, 1974-1977
Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Litigation Associate, 1972-1974