Myles K. Bartley

Partner New York City

Trial lawyer with over 25 years of experience handling complex business disputes in nearly every conceivable forum, including state and federal courts, JAMS, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), American Arbitration Association (AAA) and before the Major League Baseball Players Association.

Myles has significant experience leading litigation teams in product liability, mass and toxic torts, environmental, securities and bankruptcy litigation matters. In addition, he has extensive experience representing non-U.S. entities, including state entities, in U.S. litigation.

Myles’ clients have included Fortune 500 and major privately-held companies, as well as directors, officers and other senior executives. He has advised clients under the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations and on internal investigations. He has also advised clients on Anti-Money Laundering (AML), FCPA and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) compliance and helped clients develop AML, FCPA and OFAC compliance policies and training.

Prior to joining Phillips Lytle, Myles practiced in litigation groups at major firms in and around New York City. Before attending law school, he led an infantry platoon in a special operations unit in the United States Army, rising to the rank of captain.


Honors & Awards

  • Selected for the New York Metro Super Lawyers® list, 2019-2022
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

Education & Admissions

  • Boston College Law School, J.D., 1998
  • United States Military Academy at West Point, B.S., 1990
Admitted to Practice
  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit


Representative Matters
  • Successfully argued motion for summary adjudication with the court finding that no arbitration agreement existed, and successfully opposed counter-party’s intervention and counterclaims motions.
  • Obtained dismissal of successive third-party claims against major equipment manufacturer regarding negligent contractor’s claims that equipment manufacturer was liable for power outage at plant and ensuing pollution in nearby river.
  • Represented a major shareholder and his investment company throughout twelve years of continuous litigation, from federal district court, to the Second Circuit, to NY’s Supreme Court, to NY’s Appellate Division, First Department, and to NY’s Court of Appeals. Plaintiff alleged multibillion dollar civil RICO, tortious interference, and Russian law claims against shareholders in a Russian oil company regarding ownership of a Western Siberian oilfield. Defendants included a prominent UK oil company, its CEO, and major Russian businesses, banks and individuals. Defendants ultimately prevailed at every level – and never answered the complaint. First RICO case to apply U.S. Supreme Court’s Morrison decision.
  • Successfully represented investment holding company against tortious interference claims asserting $500 million in damages related to oil interests off of Grenada’s coast. Prevailed at federal district court and at Second Circuit.
  • Represented the Lehman estate from its initial Chapter 11 filing in numerous matters against major financial institutions.

Activities & Professional Associations

Present Activities

  • West Point Association of Graduates’ Advisory Council, Class Advisor
  • Fordham Prep Fathers’ Club, Co-President

Past Activities

  • West Point Society of New York, Board Member, 2009-2015
  • The ARC of Westchester, Board Member, 2004-2015
    • Guardianship Committee, Member, 2001-2008
  • New York City Bar Association Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, Chair, 2008-2011
  • United States Military Academy’s Association of Graduates’ Alumni Support Committee, Member, 2001-2003

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Litigation Section
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Commercial & Federal Litigation Section