Bernard Garbutt represents clients in class, derivative, and individual actions in the securities and investments area. Advising on securities law and claims of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and consumer fraud, among other matters, Bernie represents banks, broker-dealers, investment firms and advisors, and public and private companies. Currently, he represents large financial institutions in a variety of actions arising out of the mortgage loan crisis. Bernie is a member of Morgan Lewis’s Class Action Working Group.
In addition to his work with financial institutions, Bernie represents clients in product liability and environmental contamination lawsuits—both individual and class actions—that involve asbestos, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, fuel, chemicals, manufacturing, and computer software.
Bernie also represents clients in complex commercial litigation, in class, derivative, and individual actions that involve claims of fraud and negligent misrepresentation, consumer fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract and the duty of good faith and fair dealing, tortious interference with contract or business relations, conversion, and fraudulent conveyance, among others.
University of Connecticut, 1985, B.S.
University of Connecticut School of Law, 1990, J.D., With Highest Honors
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, and Ninth Circuits
U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of New York
U.S. Supreme Court
Awards and Affiliations
Member, American Bar Association
Member, New York State Bar Association
Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
Member and Lead Articles and Book Reviews Editor, Connecticut Law Review