Mediator's Profile

Mark Astarita

Business Name: Sallah Astarita & Cox

Mark Astarita is an AV Preeminent® rated attorney who concentrates on securities and commodity futures regulation and enforcement, broker-dealer compliance and defense, receivership litigation, whistleblower claims, securities arbitration, business formations, shareholder agreements and related litigation. In addition, Mr. Astarita has extensive experience in the representation of Internet based businesses, including content providers, online trading platforms and podcast promoters and sponsors.

After graduating law school in 1981, Mark joined a boutique securities litigation firm on Wall Street, representing national and regional brokerage firms, publicly traded companies and individuals in a variety of matters, including SEC, FINRA, stock exchange, and state regulatory investigations, federal and state lawsuits, administrative actions, and arbitrations. In 2000 he formed a new firm with a white-collar criminal attorney, and in 2013 joined Sallah Astarita & Cox, LLC, where he handled state and federal matters, arbitrations and regulatory enforcement proceedings in 23 states, including over 600 arbitrations, during his career.

Mark is often an invited speaker at industry functions, was a regular guest on CNBC’s Power Lunch, was a member of the faculty for the Practicing Law Institute’s Securities Arbitration Seminar, has been a guest lecturer at Pace University’s Securities Arbitration Clinic


  • New York Law School, JD, 1981
  • City University of New York-Queens College, BA, Psychology, 1978


  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • The United States Supreme Court
  • The Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • The Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal district courts, New York & New Jersey

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • New York County Lawyers Association
  • Essex County Lawyers Association
  • Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, Law and Compliance Division

Leave a Comment