Harold J. Ruvoldt Jr.

Professional Highlights

  • Lead counsel in intricate commercial lawsuits involving securities, employment, environmental, antitrust, and patent and copyright infringement issues, as well as numerous civil class actions and litigations between publicly traded companies.
  • Criminal defense practice including corporate integrity audits, pre-indictment advocacy, and trials to verdict in a number of state and federal jurisdictions.
  • Trials including prosecutions involving antitrust, money laundering, securities, environmental, political corruption, and design of products regulations, as well as the full range of activities governed by the mail, wire, securities, and tax fraud statutes.
  • Counsels clients on anticipating governmental actions and regulations to avoid the issues that arise when a shift in government policy, regulations or tariffs would adversely affect business operations or increase operational costs.
  • Assisting clients to achieve competitive advantage that a governmental action might create in the market
  • Advises publicly and privately held corporations on operational and governance management and restructuring, and assists emerging companies in structuring governance.
  • Represents foreign and domestic companies in import export issues before the International Trade Commission and the Department of Commerce. Represented government contractors before various agencies including the Department of Defense, Department of Education and the General Accounting Office
  • Represents financial institutions in money laundering, SEC investigations and enforcement actions as well as the resulting class actions, arbitrations, and prosecution.
  • Taught and lectured on management and legal issues at the colleges, universities and law schools lead corporate retreats in the U.S. and Germany, England and Russia.
  • Published author.

Professional History

  • Sullivan.Ruvoldt, PLLC, New York, NY – Founding Partner
  • Hodgson Russ LLP, New York, NY – Partner
  • Nixon Peabody, LLP – Partner
  • Edwards & Angell, LLP – Partner in Charge, New York Office
  • Wolf Block Schorr and Solis-Cohen, LLP – Senior Partner
  • Fischbein, Badillo, Wagner, Harding, LLP – Managing Partner
  • Ruvoldt & Ruvoldt, P.A. – Managing Partner
  • Prosecutor Hudson County
  • County Counsel Hudson County
  • Corporate Counsel for the City of Jersey City


  • Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Rutgers University, Graduate School of Management
  • Certificate in International Business, Wolfson College, Cambridge University
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) and Juris Doctor (J.D.), Seton Hall University, School of Law

Admitted to Practice

  • U. S. Supreme Court
  • U. S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U. S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U. S. District Courts for the Southern District of NY
  • U. S. District Courts for the Eastern District of NY
  • U. S. District Court for the District of NJ
  • U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division
  • NJ  Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania


  • Life Fellow, Fellows of the American Bar Association
  • Member American Bar Association
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Member, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers