• New York
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. District Court - District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


  • American Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association


  • Columbia University School of Law, JD
  • University of Pennsylvania, BA
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Stephen E. Tisman


New York, NY v. +1.212.885.5581 f. +1.917.332.3007

Stephen E. Tisman concentrates his practice on employment, benefits and labor law, complex corporate and employment litigation (trials and appeals), and corporate business matters and counseling.

Mr. Tisman’s U.S. and international clients have included a multibillion dollar insurance company; major New York real estate developers, owners, and brokers; an internationally-affiliated newspaper; non-profit organizations; a radio station; national consulting and actuarial firms; a reinsurance brokerage; a manufacturer of pates and specialty foods; apparel companies; a large travel agency; an “employee leasing” company; law firms; accounting firms; and a professional sports agent, among many others. He also has represented senior executives in many industries, including financial services, insurance, and the pharmaceutical industries, in litigated and contractual matters.

He has litigated in virtually all of the courts of New York and in state and federal courts throughout the U.S. He has practiced before state and federal administrative agencies and has brought and defended arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association, the New York Stock Exchange, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), and its predecessor, the National Association of Securities Dealers (“NASD”).

At the Columbia University School of Law, Mr. Tisman was a James Kent Scholar and International Fellow, an Editor of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, and a recipient of a Hague Academy fellowship.

Mr. Tisman has been recognized in the New York edition of Super Lawyers from 2007–2016.

He has received the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell.


Mr. Tisman previously served as a member of the Council on Judicial Administration and on the Committees on Federal Courts and State Legislation of the New York City Bar Association.