Martin Gandelman
Prior Experience

Before joining CK, Marty served as a Deputy Attorney General in the Securities Fraud Prosecution Section of the Office of the New Jersey Attorney General. As a Deputy Attorney General, he prosecuted violations of the New Jersey Uniform Securities Law in close consultation with the Chief of the New Jersey Bureau of Securities. Marty coordinated some of the most high-profile Bureau of Securities investigations with parallel investigations by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA, FBI, IRS, New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, and various county prosecutors’ offices.

Marty has litigated a host of regulatory matters involving financial advisors as well as one of the State’s largest civil enforcement actions against a multinational investment bank that issued billions of dollars of residential mortgage-backed securities.

At the Attorney General’s Office, Marty also served as a faculty member for the Attorney General Advocacy Institute, where he taught courses on securities regulation, attorney ethics, and social media. Marty has continued to present CLEs on social media and attorney ethics for the New York County Lawyers Association’s CLE Institute.

  • Defended one of New Jersey’s largest cities against discrimination, whistleblower, and retaliation claims in an action pending in the District of New Jersey. Successfully moved for summary judgement and obtained complete dismissal of all claims with prejudice, which was affirmed by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Represented an investment advisor representative in a New Jersey Bureau of Securities regulatory enforcement proceeding, successfully convincing the Bureau not to revoke the client’s securities registration with the State.
  • Defended a licensed securities professional in an SEC investigation concerning violations of the Exchange Act and Investment Company Act.
  • Successfully guiding one of the largest alternative financing companies in the United States through an investigation by the New Jersey Attorney General.
  • Defending a registered individual in a FINRA enforcement investigation.
  • Representing a financial institution in a coordinated investigation by the New York Attorney General and Consumer Finance Protection Bureau.
  • Representing a litigation funding and settlement institution in various contractual disputes.
  • Defending a financial institution in various asset-based lending disputes.

Marty has been honored for his excellence in advocacy and was included in the NJBIZ Vanguard 2018 Series as a Leader in Law. He received the prestigious New Jersey Attorney General Award in 2013. He is also a former faculty member of the Attorney General Advocacy Institute, which ensures the attorneys representing government agencies maintain the highest degree of professionalism by offering professional development and practical skills curricula.

Marty is a supporter of social justice issues and serves as a Friend of the Southern Poverty Law Center. He is also an active volunteer with his alma mater, currently serving as a Mentor for the Cardozo Alumni Association 1L Mentor Program.

A published academic writer, Marty authored Equity Crowdfunding and the Law (in New Jersey), New Jersey Lawyer (Dec. 2015).