Andrew W. Sidman


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Andrew W. Sidman
Andrew W. Sidman

“Securities regulators have become increasingly aggressive in conducting investigations.  They are bringing cases that would not have been brought five years ago, targeting individuals more frequently and seeking higher sanctions.  In this challenging environment, it is more important than ever that defense counsel work closely with clients to develop a game plan early in the process. Maintaining good rapport with regulators also is essential and the credibility we work to establish comes in handy when it is necessary to push back.  Following this approach is one of the keys to our success.”

Andrew W. Sidman is the Managing Principal of Bressler’s New York office, a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and the head of its Securities Regulatory Defense practice.  He is a go to lawyer for broker-dealers and their personnel confronted with investigations by the SEC, FINRA and other SROs and state regulators.  Clients rely on Andy for his seasoned expertise in defending investigations, his strong relationships with many regulators and, when necessary, his skills in defending disciplinary proceedings.  In addition, Andy oversees a significant portion of the firm’s Securities Litigation practice and is well known for his proven ability to litigate complex and large exposure cases.

Active and highly respected in the securities and financial services industry, Andy is a co-chair of the ABA’s Securities Litigation Committee’s Subcommittee on Self-Regulatory Organizations.  He is invited to speak frequently at industry forums, including the SIFMA Compliance & Legal Society Annual Conference and both public and internal conferences sponsored by clients.  Andy has been consistently selected for inclusion in the listings by Super Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America© and New York Magazine’s “New York Area’s Best Lawyers.”  In addition to his private practice, Andy gives back through pro bono services to No Greater Sacrifice, an organization that supports the children of fallen and wounded veterans through scholarships and other educational opportunities. 

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2006-2017*
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, "Lawyer of the Year," New York, NY Administrative/Regulatory Law, 2016*
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2006-2016*
  • New York Magazine’s “NY Area’s Best Lawyers,” 2010 - 2015