Richard B. Brualdi

Mr. Brualdi, the Firm’s founding partner, grew up in Goleta, California and southwestern Wisconsin before coming to New York City where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Accounting from St. Johns University in 1985 and a Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1988. At Brooklyn Law School, Mr. Brualdi served on the Brooklyn Law Review and the Moot Court Honor Society.

Following graduation from law school, Mr. Brualdi served for two years as law clerk to the Honorable Francis L. Van Dusen on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. After leaving his clerkship with Judge Van Dusen, Mr. Brualdi was associated with the law firm Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon, a firm which attained a measure of celebrity when both former President Richard M. Nixon and former Attorney General John Mitchell chose to practice there for many years. Thereafter, Mr. Brualdi was associated for a time with the Chicago based law firm Winston & Strawn, a firm which also achieved a measure of celebrity when former Vice-President Walter Mondale chose to practice there for a time. Thereafter, Mr. Brualdi founded The BLF.

Mr. Brualdi has received a number of awards for his contributions to the public service, including the Thurgood Marshall Award which was presented to Mr. Brualdi in 1998 by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York for his pro bono work on behalf of death row inmates in the State of Alabama. Mr. Brualdi has also done substantial committee work with various bar associations including sitting for more than three years on the Association of the Bar of the City of New York’s Judiciary Committee, which among other things, was responsible, pursuant to arrangement with the then Mayor of the City of New York, The Honorable Rudolph Giuliani, for giving final approval to the Mayor’s judicial nominees. Mr. Brualdi recently rejoined the Committee as an adjunct member.
Mr. Brualdi is admitted to the Bars of New York, New Jersey and the District of Columbia (inactive), as well as the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third and Seventh Circuits, the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of New York, and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Contact information:

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Telephone: (212) 952-0602
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