Howard S. Eilen, Partner

New York City (NYC) Corporate Law Attorney Howard S. Eilen, Partner

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New York City (NYC) Corporate Law Attorney Howard S. Eilen, Partner

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Howard Eilen is a founding member of Lehman & Eilen and has more than 35 years of practical and legal experience in the commodities and securities industry, initially as a broker and exchange member, then as house counsel for a commodities brokerage firm and as an attorney in private practice. He now spends substantially all of his time mediating cases.

Howard has prosecuted and defended claims (in court and in arbitration) instituted against brokers arising under the federal securities and commodities laws, as well as the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). For over 30 years, Howard has chaired dozens of arbitration panels before the National Association of Securities Dealers (now FINRA), the National Futures Association and American Arbitration Association. Howard has represented firms and individuals in enforcement proceedings and investigations conducted by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, New York Stock Exchange, FINRA and state regulators.

Howard has successfully mediated over 2,000 cases and claims involving a multitude of diverse customer and employment claims filed against both national and regional brokerage firms involving:

  • Churning, Fraud and Omissions
  • Lack of Suitability
  • Variable Annuities and Insurance Products
  • Raiding and Unfair Competition
  • Hedge Funds and REITs
  • Defamation and Wrongful Termination
  • Alternative and Sub-Prime Investments
  • Derivatives and Options
  • Ponzi Schemes
  • Failure to Hedge and Undue Concentration
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Managed Accounts
  • Unauthorized Trading

Howard also mediates court initiated commercial cases in the state and federal courts involving shareholder, corporate, partnership, and limited liability company disagreements and dissolutions, breach of contract, professional liability, unfair competition, covenants not to compete, and employment and workplace issues.

In addition, Howard has been voted by his peers as one of the top 500 leading public and private judges in America, as noted in this article. His biography also currently appears in Who's Who in American Law.

Howard also has been appointed as a mediator and arbitrator by the securities commissioners of the States of Massachusetts and New Hampshire with respect to customer class claims pursuant to consent orders, as well as a Special Master in the New York State Court System, where he supervised discovery in a major securities fraud class action matter, and ultimately mediated a global settlement. 

In addition, Howard has received appointments by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to mediate complex securities and futures litigation.



St. John’s University School of Law, J.D., 1979

City University of New York, B.A., summa cum laude, M.A., 1975

Admissions & Certifications

New York

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

United States Tax Court

Memberships & Activities

FINRA Task Force - Mediation Sub-Committee

American Bar Association - Dispute Resolution Section

NY County Lawyers Association - Committee on Securities and Exchanges

Nassau County Bar Association - Fee Conciliation Committee

National Association of Distinguished Neutrals - Charter Member, New York Chapter

Author and Speaker

Panelist, The Ponzi Scheme, How to Spot It, What to Do About It, Nassau Academy of Law

Panelist, Advanced Mediation Workshop-Special Topics: Group Cases and Retirees, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

Contributing Author and Lecturer, Securities Arbitration and Mediation: Breaking the Deadlock- Impasse Breaking Techniques, New York State Bar Association

Contributing Author and Lecturer: Securities Arbitration, Practising Law Institute in New York.

Contributing Author and Lecturer: Mutual Funds, Fee-Based Accounts and Other Suitability Land Mines, Financial Planning Association of Long Island

Contributing Author and Lecturer: Accountants as Registered Reps, Regulatory and Liability Issues , New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, Foundation for Accounting Education

Contributing Author and Lecturer: Securities Mediation Advocacy: Prosecuting & Defending Customer Claims Against Stock Brokers, Pennsylvania Bar Institute

Contributing Author and Panelist: Mediation Symposium, Public Investors Bar Association 12th Annual Meeting

Contributing Author and Lecturer: Current Trends in Securities Arbitration and Mediation, Nassau Academy of Law

Contributing Author and Lecturer: Securities Arbitration, Winning Trial and Settlement Techniques in a Declining Market, Nassau Academy of Law

Contributing Author and Lecturer: Securities Arbitration, Summary Judgment Motions in Securities Arbitration, Nassau Academy of Law

Contributing Author and Lecturer: Securities Arbitration, Prosecuting and Defending a Securities Arbitration Case, Nassau Academy of Law

New York City (NYC) Corporate Law Attorney Howard S. Eilen, Partner

New York City (NYC) Corporate Law Attorney Howard S. Eilen, Partner

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