Vedder Price

Joel S. Forman

Shareholder

Joel S. Forman is a Shareholder in the New York office of Vedder Price and a member of the firm's Litigation practice area.

Mr. Forman defends financial institutions in federal and state court trials and appeals, arbitrations and mediations, and government and self-regulatory organization inquiries, investigations, examinations, Wells notices  and administrative proceedings. He represents companies seeking broker-dealer and investment adviser registrations, and firms filing new and continuing membership applications with FINRA. Mr. Forman’s clients include broker-dealers, investment advisers, investment banks, commercial banks, mutual funds, hedge funds, boards of directors and industry executives, managers and employees. His litigation and enforcement experience covers sales practices, collateralized debt obligations, mortgage-backed securities, auction rate securities, hedge funds, variable annuities, insider trading, money laundering, trade execution, clearing, prime brokerage, customer privacy, securities lending, research, capital markets and commercial disputes.

A graduate of the City University of New York, Queens College and St. John’s University School of Law, Mr. Forman served as a Staff Attorney for the SEC’s New York Regional Office, Division of Enforcement. He later served as Assistant General Counsel for United Merchants and Manufacturers, Inc., a publicly traded company. Mr. Forman is a member of the American Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association. He served on the Securities Regulation Committee of the New York City Bar Association. 

In 2015 and 2016, Mr. Forman was named a BTI Client Service All-Star—a recognition of attorneys across the U.S. who deliver the absolute best service to clients. All-Star ranking is based on criteria that includes an exceptional understanding of the client’s business, innovative thought leadership and outsized value.

Joel S. Forman

Shareholder

Education

  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D., with honors
  • City University of New York, Queens College, B.A.

Joel S. Forman

Shareholder

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New York City Bar Association
  • Member, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, Compliance & Legal Society

Joel S. Forman

Shareholder

Joel S. Forman

Shareholder