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Barry Temkin

Fordham University School of Law
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
Telephone: (212) 804-4221


  • Barry Temkin is partner at Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrann. His practice includes securities arbitration and litigation, directors and officers defense, commodities and securities regulation, legal malpractice, legal ethics, construction and commercial litigation.Mr. Temkin has represented broker dealers, futures commission merchants and registered representatives in a variety of arbitrations and regulatory investigations.

    Mr. Temkin is an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law, where he teaches Professional Responsibility. He was an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, where he served as a Senior Trial Attorney in the Homicide Bureau. Mr. Temkin has published articles on securities arbitration and attorney professionalism in the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Seattle University Law Review, Securities Arbitration Commentator, Touro Law Review and the New York Law Journal. Mr. Temkin has been a member of the FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) Board of Arbitrators since 1999, and is chair of the New York Country Lawyers’ Association Professional Ethics Committee. Mr. Temkin has participated in panels on securities, commodities and legal ethics at the New York State Bar Association, the New York County Lawyers’ Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the Practicing Law Institute, New York Law School, Benjamin N. Cardozo
    School of Law, New York State Trial Lawyers Association and The Defense Associationof New York.

    Mr. Temkin is a graduate of the University of Rochester and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.


  • Chair, New York County Lawyers’ Association Committee on Professional Ethics, 2006 – present; Member, 2001– present

  • Member, Editorial Board of Oxford University Press New York Rules of Professional Conduct, 2010

  • Member, NASD Regulation, Inc./Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)Board of Arbitrators, 1999-present

  • New York County Lawyers’ Association, Committee on Futures and Derivatives

  • Volunteer Attorney, Trial Lawyers Care, 2001-2004

  • Otto L. Walter Distinguished Writing Award, New York Law School, 2008

  • Member, Editorial Board of The Legal Malpractice Law Review


  • New York City Bar, Starting and Maintaining Your Own Firm In a Recession (February 9, 2010)

  • American Conference Institute, 2nd Annual Forum on LPL/Legal Malpratice: Departing Attorneys, Lateral Hires, and Their Impact on LPL: Risk Management and PolicyConsiderations for Carriers and Law Firms (January 27, 2010)

  • Futures and Derivatives Committee, New York County Lawyers' Association, Supervisory Liability Under the Commodity Exchange Act (January 19, 2010)

  • New York City Bar, Everyday Ethical Challenges in the Practice of Law

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Insitute: Ethical Issues for Solo and Small Firm Practitioners

  • New York State Bar Association: Code of Professional Responsibility

  • Defense Association of New York: Conflicts For Retained Defense Lawyers

  • New York State Bar Association: Ethical Conflicts for Directors of Not-for-Profit-Corporations

  • New York City Bar, Judicial Elections: The Ethical and Practical Dilemmas They Pose for Practicing Lawyers

  • New York State Bar Association, Ethics for Litigators and Trial Lawyers

  • New York County Lawyers’ Association, Ethical Issues in Internal InvestigationsNew York County Lawyers’ Association, Civil Trial Practice Institute


  • New York

  • New Jersey

  • United States District Court Eastern District of New York

  • United States District Court Southern District of New York


  • B.A., magna cum laude, University of Rochester, 1979
  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1982