FRANCESCA BRODY focuses her practice on securities and commercial litigation in federal and state courts and in arbitration. Francesca’s clients rely on her advocacy at all stages of a matter, from pre-litigation disputes through trial. She represents financial services clients, insurers, technology companies, life sciences companies, and other public and non-public companies. In 2023, Francesca was recognized as a “Rising Star” by the New York Law Journal.
Francesca served as a law clerk to the Honorable Kevin Thomas Duffy of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She writes frequently on issues relating to securities litigation, and is a co-author of the “Securities Litigation” chapter of Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts and contributor to “Securities Class Actions in the Life Sciences Sector,” an annual Sidley publication.
Francesca is on the board of directors of Mobilization for Justice, a non-profit serving the civil legal needs of New Yorkers. She also maintains an active pro bono practice and has represented individuals in the New York state and federal courts and elsewhere.
Francesca received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her law degree from Fordham University School of Law, where she was a notes and articles editor for the Fordham Law Review.