Mark C. Zauderer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in New York, NY

Ganfer Shore Leeds & Zauderer LLP
 | 360 Lexington Avenue, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-922-9250
Fax: 212-922-9335
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1972
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Professional Liability: Defense (20%),
  • Appellate (20%),
  • Securities Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

A highly regarded civil litigation attorney, Mark C. Zauderer is a partner at Ganfer Shore Leeds & Zauderer. Located in New York City, he represents individual and business clients throughout the metropolitan area. Admitted to practice in New York, Mr. Zauderer is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 2nd and Federal Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

During his illustrious career, Mr. Zauderer has handled cases at the trial and appellate levels involving securities violations, defamation, breach of fiduciary duties, antitrust defense, shareholder and partnership disputes, business torts, contract breaches, and professional malpractice defense, among others. He has also served as a mediator and arbitrator in complex business disputes. Mr. Zauderer has counted among his clients the former head of the New York Stock Exchange, international law firms and multinational corporations. His successful track record and high degree of ethics have earned him a great deal of recognition from his fellow attorneys, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

Mr. Zauderer has frequently been asked to deliver presentations on topics related to his practice area, and he has appeared in several episodes of the PBS television series "The Open Mind," where he was interviewed on a variety of subjects. He has also been appointed by past chief judges of the New York Court of Appeals to blue-ribbon panels and advisory committees. A life fellow of The New York Bar Foundation, Mr. Zauderer is a past president of the Federal Bar Council, and he has been a member of several other legal organizations. He is a 1971 graduate of the New York University School of Law.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (50%)

Professional Liability (20%)

Appellate (20%): Appeals

Securities Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019

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About Mark Zauderer

Admitted: 1972, New York

Professional Webpage: http://ganfershore.com/attorneys/mark-c-zauderer/

Honors/Awards:

  • New York Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Delivered the commencement address at Touro Law School and was awarded an honorary doctor of law, 2016
  • New York Law Journal with its award for “Lawyers Who Lead By Example” for his contributions to public service, 2015
  • Eliphalet Nott Medal, Distinction in field by the Union College Board of Trustees, 2007

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Advisory Committee on Civil Practice to the Chief Administrative Judge of the New York State Courts, 1992
  • Member, New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline, 2015
  • Member, Chief Judge’s Task Force on Commercial Courts, 1995
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Committee on Judiciary, 1988-1991
  • Member, Union College Trustee Board of Advisors, 1993-1999
  • Member, Office of Court Administration’s Program on the Profession and the Courts, Part 130 Subcommittee, 1996-1998
  • Member, Practicing Law Institute Litigation Advisory Committee, 1992
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Professional Discipline, 1987-1988
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Committees on: State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction, 1983-1987
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, Special Committee on Cameras in New York Courts, 2000
  • New York State Bar Association, Chair, Special Committee on Age Discrimination in the Profession, 2006—2007
  • New York State Bar Association, Steering Committee on Commerce and Industry, 2001
  • New York State Bar Association, Delegate, House of Delegates, 1997-1998
  • Member, Board of Editors, New York Law Journal, 2006
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, Executive Committee, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, 1991
  • New York State Bar Association, Chair, Committee on Complex Civil Litigation
  • New York State Bar Association, Chair: Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, 1996-1997
  • Member, Chief Judge’s Commercial Division Advisory Council, 2013
  • Member, Governor’s Judicial Screening Committee for the Appellate Division, First Department, 2006
  • Federal Bar Council, Chair, 2001
  • Federal Bar Council, Program Committee
  • Federal Bar Council, President, 2006-2008
  • Federal Bar Council, Treasurer, 2000
  • Federal Bar Council, Trustee, 1998
  • Federal Bar Council, President-Elect, 2004-2006
  • Chair, The Commission on the Jury, 2003-2005
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1975
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993
  • New York, 1972

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Panelist, “Ethical Considerations Of Alternative Fee Arrangements”, New York City Bar Association, 2015
  • Panelist, Breakfast Series: “Keeping Up With Changes In the Commercial Division Rules,” New York City Bar Association, 2016
  • Moderator, "The Roosevelt Court" Federal Bar Council Winter Bench and Bar Conference, Curacao, 2013
  • Moderator, “The Roosevelt Court” Federal Bar Council Fall Bar Conference, Pocono Manor, PA, 2014
  • Faculty Member, Association of the Bar, City of New York, "Litigating in the Commercial Division of New York State Court," 1998
  • Moderator, "Neuroscience and the Law," Second Circuit Judicial Conference, Lake George, New York, 2011
  • Moderator, Panel for "Federal and State Judicial Issues" Federal Bar Council Winter Bench and Bar Conference, Los Cabos, Mexico, 2011
  • Moderator, New York State Bar Association, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Program, "How To Win (And Lose) A Preliminary Injunction in Federal and State Court," 2010
  • Panelist, "Libel Terrorism," American Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C., 2009
  • Panelist, "Where to go for Relief," Federal Bar Council Winter Bench and Bar Conference, Nevis, West Indies, 2008
  • Panelist, "Great Trials of the 20th Century," Federal Bar Council Fall Conference, Lenox, Massachusetts, 2007
  • Panelist, "High Profile Cases," Federal Bar Council Winter Bench and Bar Conference, Kona, Hawaii, 2005
  • Moderator, Program on Civility, New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting, 2004
  • Lecturer to New York State trial judges at Judicial Institute, 2003
  • Trial Demonstration, "The Trial of a Commercial Case: Successful Tactics and Techniques," New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting, 2002
  • Faculty Member, New York State Bar Association Program, "Successfully Litigating a Commercial Case - Advanced Issues," New York City and Huntington, 2000 and 2001
  • Faculty Member, Association of the Bar, City of New York, "Anatomy of a Trial," 1997
  • Faculty Member, New York State Bar Association Program, "Ethics '99: An Update on Recent Developments and Guide to Safe Navigation," Manchester, Vermont, 1999
  • Panelist, “Mandatory Alternative Dispute Resolution Clauses in Corporate Contracts,” New York City Bar, New York, November, 2016
  • Faculty Member, New York State Bar Association Program, "Basic Federal Civil Practice," 2001
  • Faculty Member, New York State Bar Association Program, "Civility and Ethics in Civil Litigation," New York City, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
  • Faculty Member, New York State Bar Association Program, "How to Try a Commercial Case," New York City and Uniondale, 1993, 2002
  • Faculty Member, New York State Bar Associations Programs, "How to Settle a Commercial Case," New York City and Rochester, 1992
  • Faculty Member, New York State Bar Association Program, "The Commercial Parts: One Year Later," New York City, 1994
  • Faculty Chair, New York State Bar Association Program, "Deposition Practice in State and Federal Courts," New York City, Albany and Uniondale, 1993, 2002
  • Faculty Co-Chair, New York State Bar Association Program, "Strategy and Tactics in Business and Commercial Litigation," New York City, Rochester and Buffalo, 1990; 1991 and 1994
  • Moderator, Practising Law Institute Satellite Television Broadcast, “Deposition Strategy and Tactics,” 1989
  • Faculty Member, Practising Law Institute Program, “How to Begin a Civil Action,” New York, 1998
  • Faculty Member, Practising Law Institute Program, “Current Problems in Federal Civil Practice,” 1994, 1996
  • Faculty Member, Practising Law Institute Program, “Deposition Skills Training Program,” New York, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990
  • Moderator, Practising Law Institute Program, “Judges Pet Peeves,” New York City, 1999, 2001 and 2010
  • Faculty Co-Chair, Practicing Law Institute Program, “Litigating Commercial Cases up to Trial,” New York and San Francisco, 1986
  • “Competing Purchaser Issues in Real Estate Transactions,” International Council of Shopping Centers Law Conference, Orlando, Florida, 1994
  • Author, “Effective Discovery in Business and Commercial Cases in State Court,” New York State Bar Journal, May-June, 1993
  • Author, “Only Whites Need Apply - The Strange Case of Stuyvesant Town,” New York State Bar Journal, September, 2015

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • U.S. Securities Laws. Itoba Ltd. v. Lep Group PLC, 54 F.3d 118 (2d Cir. 1995), denied, 516 U.S. 1044 (1996)

Educational Background:

  • Union College, B.A., Honors: with distinction/departmental honors, 1967
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360 Lexington Avenue
14th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Phone: 212-922-9250

Fax: 212-922-9335

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