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Ian C. Bruckner

New York
7 Times Square
New York, NY 10036-6516
Tel: 212.833.1162
Fax: 212.373.7962

Ian Bruckner represents public and private companies as well as individuals in the financial services and other industries in a range of complex litigation matters, including those involving allegations of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraudulent transfer, and business torts. 

Prior to joining Friedman Kaplan, Ian served as a law clerk to the Honorable Sanket Bulsara of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and was an associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, where he represented clients in a variety of complex commercial litigation and white collar matters.

Representative Matters

  • Representation of a large proprietary trading firm in defense of a breach of contract claim brought in connection with a private investment in public equity (PIPE) commitment pursuant to a subscription agreement entered into with a SPAC.
  • Representation of a specialty financing company and members of its board of managers in defense of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraudulent transfer claims brought by unitholders of a recently acquired subsidiary who, among other things, allege liability based on an "alter ego" theory.
  • Representation of a California-based international financial institution in defense of various claims brought by a plaintiff who alleges he was defrauded by account holders.
  • Representation of a law firm and certain of its partners in defense of legal malpractice, fraudulent transfer, and related claims brought in New York State Supreme Court.

Fast Facts


Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude (2020)

Duke University, B.A. (2014)

Bar Admissions

State of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York


The Honorable Sanket Bulsara, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Law Review and Publications

Senior Articles Editor, American Criminal Law Review

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