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Firm Also Names Knoll and Sidman as Co-Chairs of Financial Institutions Regulatory Defense Practice

New York – Jan. 14, 2020 – The law firm of Bressler, Amery & Ross today announced that 
capital markets and regulatory attorney Mark Knoll has been named Managing Principal of its New York office.

Mr. Knoll succeeds Andy Sidman, who has managed the office since 2007. The firm also announced that Messrs. Knoll and Sidman will co-chair its Financial Institutions Regulatory Defense Practice. Mr. Sidman will remain a member of Bressler’s Executive Committee. 

“We are very excited to announce this transition,” said Mr. Sidman. “Mark and I have worked closely for many years and he is the obvious choice to become our next Managing Principal in New York. His legal skills, industry expertise, management style and overall temperament make him the ideal successor.”

“We believe that it is critical to transition management responsibilities to the next generation of principals and to engage our younger principals in helping to shape the strategic direction of the firm” said Mr. Sidman. “I am pleased to be turning over the reins to a respected lawyer like Mark, who has dedicated much of his career to the firm. He is well-positioned to lead Bressler’s New York office into the new decade with the support of a very talented leadership team.” 

“It is humbling to succeed my colleague and friend Andy Sidman, as Managing Principal of our office. I’m honored to have the opportunity to lead this New York group and our extraordinary team of attorneys,” said Mr. Knoll, an 11-year veteran with Bressler. “I look forward to building on the strengths instilled by Andy’s leadership. My primary goals for the New York office are to continue our commitment to excellence and impeccable client service and to expand existing client relationships and develop new relationships,” Mr. Knoll added.

Mr. Knoll provides advice and counseling to broker-dealer, investment adviser, futures and other financial services firms in regulatory enforcement, compliance and litigation matters. He is well-versed in FINRA’s regulatory disclosure and reporting regime, including Rule 4530, CRD and BrokerCheck, and Forms U4, U5 and BD. Prior to joining Bressler, Mr. Knoll served as Director and Counsel to the Regional Head of Compliance for the Americas at Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC. He received his J.D. in 1999 from Rutgers University School of Law and his B.A. from Temple University in 1996.


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