Michael J. McAllister practices in the area of employment law and litigation. For over forty years, Mr. McAllister has represented individuals, public companies and private firms in various commercial matters in the state and federal courts and in arbitration and mediation. A significant segment of his practice has involved the representation of numerous broker-dealers and their employees in federal and state courts, including their appellate courts, S.R.O. enforcement proceedings and over 200 arbitrations tried to award before the SEC, NYSE, AMEX, FINRA (formerly NASD-DR) and AAA. These proceedings include trials, appeals, federal grand juries, disciplinary proceedings before federal and state regulators.
In October, 2014, the Appellate Division, First Department appointed Mr. McAllister as Special Master. As an arbitrator for FINRA, Mr. McAllister has sat as an arbitrator on approximately 30 hearing panels. Further, he mediated five securities industry disputes. Mr. McAllister testified as an expert witness on three occasions.
Mr. McAllister is a graduate of Fordham School of Law and Georgetown University.
Areas of Practice
- Labor and Employment Law
- Litigation and Dispute Resolution
- New York
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- Supreme Court of the United States
- Fordham University School of Law, LL.B., 1966
- Co-author, "Calculating Damages in Broker Raiding Cases" Stanford Journal of Law, Business and Finance, Spring 2006, Vol. 11, pg. 261.