John D. Tortorella

John D. Tortorella

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John Tortorella, who joined the firm in 2003 and became a name partner in 2007, received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude in History and Economics from Georgetown University and his law degree summa cum laude from Seton Hall Law School, where he was Articles Editor of the Law Review.

Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Tortorella served as law clerk for the Honorable Samuel A. Alito, Jr., then a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and today an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.  Following his clerkship, Mr. Tortorella was an associate at the New York law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP.  Mr. Tortorella is the co-author, with Lewis D. Lowenfels, of “Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Securities Fraud,” published in Investing Under Fire: Winning Strategies From The Masters For Bulls, Bears And The Bewildered, (Alan R. Ackerman, Ed., 2003), and a regular guest lecturer in Mr. Lowenfels’s securities law class at Seton Hall Law School.


  • Georgetown University B.A. magna cum laude 1992
  • Seton Hall University School of Law J.D. summa cum laude 1999

Courts & Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • State of New Jersey
  • State of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania


  • American Bar Association
  • Essex County Bar Association