Regina Pepe Martorana


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Regina Pepe  Martorana
Regina Pepe  Martorana

  • New York Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2003
    • New York Law School Law Review, Notes & Comments Editor
    • Honors Merit Scholarship Recipient
  • Bernard M. Baruch College, B.B.A., 2000
Bar Admissions
  • New Jersey, 2004
  • New York, 2004
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2017
Super Lawyers

“Each client has a different measure of what success means to them.  My goal is to do whatever I can to help my clients achieve their definition of success in every case.”

Regina Pepe Martorana is a Principal of the firm’s Securities Litigation and Regulation group.  Her practice focuses on the representation of global broker-dealers and registered representatives in litigation and regulatory matters before self-regulatory organizations, as well as state and federal courts.                                 

Regina offers her clients a depth of experience defending claims brought in Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitrations and mediations against allegations of sales practice violations such as fraud, misrepresentation, selling away, unsuitability and churning.  She also defends clients in product related litigation stemming from alternative investment products, annuities, mutual funds and preferred securities.  Regina is accomplished in defending her clients in FINRA regulatory matters against a wide range of improper sales practice allegations, as well as other security rule violations.  She also advises clients on current litigation and regulatory trends and issues, as well as speaks at client’s Legal and Compliance seminars on these topics.  

Regina was named by Super Lawyers magazine as a “New York Metro Rising Star” from 2013 through 2017.  She is a member of the firm’s Hiring and Associates Committees and helps to manage one of the firm’s largest client relationships.  Regina is actively involved in Bressler firm activities and enjoys mentoring summer and junior associates.  She takes pride in her role in the Women’s Initiative Group, which is focused on the firm's commitment to the promotion and retention of women attorneys. 

  • Successfully defended broker-dealer against claims of $80 million in damages incurred as a result of a failed naked options strategy
  • Successfully represented broker-dealer and registered representative in mediation and regulatory inquiries against allegations of selling away and investments in an alleged Ponzi scheme
  • Successfully defended registered representatives in expungement hearings to remove various sales practice allegations from their Central Registration Depository records
  • Recognized on the New York Metro Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" List, 2013-2017