Seth E. Lipner is a Professor of Law at the Zicklin School of Business of Bernard M. Baruch College in New York City, and a member of the firm Deutsch & Lipner in Garden City, New York. Mr. Lipner is the author of numerous scholarly articles and law books on fields as diverse as international trade law, securities arbitration and law and technology. As a member of Deutsch & Lipner, Mr. Lipner focuses his practice on representing investors and other individuals with grievances against providers of financial services.
Mr. Lipner served as President of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA) in 2000-01 as well as in 1994-95, served as Secretary to the organization and on its Board of Directs since the organization's inception in 1990 until 2004, and now holds the title "Director Emeritus." He has appeared on CNN, NPR, BBC and the Wall Street Journal Report, and is often quoted in publications such as Forbes, Business Week, Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Newsday, the New York Law Journal and the National Law Journal. Mr. Lipner speaks often to bar groups, and in continuing legal education programs, including the New York State Bar Association, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Practicing Law Institute and PIABA. Mr. Lipner served on the National Arbitration and Mediation Committee of the NASD from 1998 to 2002, and was at one time a member of the Board of Editors at Securities Arbitration Commentator.
Mr. Lipner publishes extensively on various aspects of arbitration, particularly those involving NASD and NYSE member firms. The text of many articles is accessible at DeutschLipner.com. Mr. Lipner's treatise, Securities Arbitration Desk Reference (written together with Emeritus Professor Joe Long and Prof. William Jacobson) is available from West Publishing. His essay, "The Case Against Restitution," was published on the Op-Ed page of The New York Times on May 2, 2003. His most recent law review article (written with Professor Lisa Catalano of St. Johns Law School) is titled "The Tort of Giving Negligent Investment Advice," is in 39 U.MemphisL.Rev. 663 (2009). Between 2009 and 2011, Professor Lipner wrote a bi-weekly column on securities arbitration and investments for Forbes.com.