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Bruce M. Lewitas

Bruce Lewitas, a former SEC Enforcement attorney, represents major broker-dealers, their officers and employees in FINRA arbitrations, state and Federal courts, and regulatory proceedings pursued by the SEC, FINRA, and various states. He has substantial experience representing clients in sales practice and employment-related litigation and arbitration proceedings involving a variety of claims, such as breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, defamation, wrongful termination, breach of contract, and violation of various federal and state laws and industry regulations. In addition, Bruce has handled numerous and complex investigations and disciplinary proceedings initiated by the SEC, FINRA, and various state regulators. He has also served as a mediator on a number of occasions.

Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Bruce served as Executive Director and Unit-Head of Morgan Stanley’s Midwest Litigation office, and was a Senior Attorney in the SEC Division of Enforcement.


  • Securities litigation, arbitration and mediation
  • Securities regulatory actions and investigations
  • Employment litigation
  • Internal investigations



  • Represented a national broker-dealer in a FINRA arbitration brought by a municipal pension fund alleging fraud and violations of the Michigan Securities Act stemming from its decision to invest in various collateralized debt obligation funds. The Claimant claimed total damages of approximately $40 million. After the close of Claimant’s case-in-chief, all claims were dismissed by the arbitration panel.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Lewitas prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.


  • M.B.A., University of Chicago, 1996
  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1991
  • B.A., Michigan State University, 1988
  • Illinois