Joseph B. Schmit

Office Leader

New York City
(212) 508-0481
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Mr. Schmit concentrates his practice in a broad range of commercial and other litigation matters, including securities, business torts, shareholder and investor disputes, fraud, lender liability, construction, contract disputes and environmental litigation. He has litigated cases in both state and federal courts throughout the country, including multi-district litigations and defending class actions, as well as before arbitration tribunals. Mr. Schmit also handles product liability cases and has experience with government and internal investigations, as well as environmental disputes under various state and federal statutes and common law.

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Honors and Awards

  • Selected for the New York Metro Super Lawyers® list, 2020-2022


  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1997
  • Hobart College, B.A., History, 1993

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Section of Dispute Resolution
    • Litigation Section
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Commercial & Federal Litigation Section

Representative Cases

  • In re Enron Corp. Sec., 529 F. Supp. 2d 644 (S.D. Tex. 2006)
  • Am. Nat’l Ins. Co. v. Deutsche Bank Sec., 2009 WL 1562960 (Tex. Ct. App. 1st  Jun 4, 2009)
  • In re Enron Corp. Sec., 761 F.Supp. 2d 504 (S.D. Tex. 2011)
  • Chappo & Co. v. Ion Geophysical Corp., 83 A.D.3d 499, 921 N.Y.S.2d 227 (1st Dep’t 2011)