Gregory M. Dexter, Associate


Mr. Dexter graduated from Tulane University cum laude in 2009 and from Temple University School of Law cum laude in 2012.  Mr. Dexter was a member of the Temple Law Review and has published articles in several law reviews.  While in law school, Mr. Dexter was a judicial intern for the Honorable Petrese B. Tucker, U.S.D.J. (E.D.P.A.), the Honorable Susan D. Wigenton, U.S.D.J. (D.N.J.), and the Honorable Peter E. Doyne, A.J.S.C.  (N.J. Sup.).  At graduation from law school, Mr. Dexter was awarded the Terrence H. Klasky Memorial Award for outstanding achievement in banking, negotiable instruments, and consumer protection.   


Mr. Dexter specializes in litigation involving complex financial transactions.  He was co-counsel of record to the plaintiffs in Manning v. Merrill Lynch, in which the Supreme Court, on May 17, 2016, ruled unanimously in favor of the plaintiffs in an 8-0 decision, holding that the plaintiffs were entitled to pursue state law claims against financial institutions in state court, even though some of the claims implicated federal securities law.  The decision is viewed as a major victory for investors.

Mr. Dexter is involved in the firm’s representation of the defendants in approximately 100 adversary proceedings brought by the Madoff Trustee against innocent victims of Madoff’s fraud.  He is also involved in the firm’s representation of financial institutions and investors in hedge funds.

In addition, Mr. Dexter advises numerous business clients on various issues.


Mr. Dexter is a member of the Tenafly High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

Bar admissions

• New York
• New Jersey
• U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
• U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
• U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
• U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
• United States Supreme Court

Selected media mentions
Supreme Court Clarifies Jurisdiction Under securities Exchange Act (May 17, 2016 – The National Law Review).
'Naked' Short Sellers Squeezed by Supreme Court (May 16, 2016 – Amine Newswire).
Investors Win at U.S Supreme Court on Securities-Fraud Suit Sites (May 16, 2016 – Bloomberg).
Alito Denies Stay in NJ RICO Case Over ‘Naked’ Short Sales. (March 11, 2015 – New Jersey Law Journal).
Blimpie Hit With Junk Fax Suit Over Lunch Ads.  (March 16, 2015 – Law360). 
Merrill, Others Ask High Court to Resolve Circuit Split.  (March 20, 2015 – Law360).
Merrill Lynch Blasted For High Court Bid in Short-Selling Suit.  (June 12, 2015 – Law360).
Naked Shorts Suit Gives High Court Chance to Curb States.  (June 30, 2015 – Law360).
Supreme court to rule on union subsidies, state sovereignty.  (June 30, 2015 – Jurist). 
What’s Next for the Supreme Court?  (June 30, 2015 – National Law Journal).
The High Court’s Key Jurisdiction Question in Manning.  (September 1, 2015 – Law360).
FERC Dominates Light High Court Energy Docket This Term.  (September 17, 2015 – Law360).
5 Cases Banks Will Be Watching In Next High Court Term.  (September 18, 2015 – Law360).
Experts watching high court session.   (October 5, 2015 – Pensions & Investments). 
Banking Cases to Watch on the Court’s Fall Docket.  (October 6, 2015 – American Bar Association Banking Journal).
‘Naked Short’ Suit Belongs in NJ State Court, High Court Told.  (November 2, 2015 – Law360).
Groups Tell Justices to Send Naked Short-Selling Suit to NJ.  (November 9, 2015 – Law360).
Justices Wary of Moving ‘Naked Shorts’ Suit Out of NJ Court.  (December 1, 2015 – Law360).
Naked Shorts at the Supreme Court.  (December 1, 2015 – Bloomberg View).
Bread and Butter: SCOTUS Oral Argument Breakdown for Week of Nov. 30.  (Dec. 3, 2015 – Bloomberg DNA).
Securities Cases To Watch in 2016.   (December 24, 2015 – Law360).
Class Actions To Watch in 2016.  (December 24, 2015 – Law360).