Robert Mantel

Robert Mantel


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Summary Open

Robert is an Associate in the firm’s Dispute Resolution group in New York. His practice is focused on complex commercial litigation and regulatory investigations, and he has litigated in both federal and state courts.

Prior to joining WFW, Robert worked as a litigation associate at Mischon de Reya and Schulte Roth & Zabel, and served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Joseph E. Irenas, Senior United States District Judge, in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Robert received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was an Arthur Littleton and H. Clayton Louderback Legal Writing Instructor, Articles Editor for the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, and winner of the Edwin R. Keedy Cup Moot Court Competition.

Experience Open

    Robert’s experience includes:
    • Representing plaintiff class in remedial phase of civil rights Title VII class action.
    • Advising foreign media company in wrongful termination breach of contract dispute.
    • Advising foreign financial institution in connection with bankruptcy risks associated with debtors’ corporate structure.
    • Representing public company in action against former officers for breach of contract and fiduciary duties.
    • Representing privately held financial services firm in connection with FINRA examination.
    • Representing interdealer broker in dispute involving claims for racketeering, unfair competition, misappropriation of confidential information and trade secrets, and tortious interference.

Education Open

  • 2012: University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D.
  • 2009: Hunter College, CUNY, M.A., Adolescent English Education
  • 2007: New York University B.A., magna cum laude

Author/Speaker/Awards Open

  • Legal Services NYC’s Top 30 Pro Bono Attorneys of 2014

Membership of Professional Societies Open

Bar and Court Admissions
  • New York
  • US District Courts for the Southern District of New York
  • US District Courts for the Eastern District of New York

Employment Record Open

  • 2016 – present: Watson Farley & Williams, New York, Associate
  • 2015 – 2016: Mishcon de Reya, Litigation Associate
  • 2014 – 2015: United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Law Clerk
  • 2012 – 2014: Schulte Roth & Zabel, Litigation Associate