Ralph M. Cursio | vCard
Mr. Cursio has extensive experience in the securities litigation and arbitration areas as well as in commercial litigation. From 1996-2009, Mr. Cursio was an attorney within the Office of the General Counsel of Merrill Lynch. He held a variety of positions, including First Vice President, Assistant General Counsel. While serving in that capacity, Mr. Cursio was the manager of global wealth management/broker-dealer litigation. He has broad experience handling scores of securities arbitration matters and managing teams of in-house and outside counsel  on  numerous matters both nationwide and internationally, including research-related matters, matters involving collateralized debt obligations and auction rate securities. During his tenure at Merrill Lynch, Mr. Cursio was responsible for supervising a team of eleven lawyers. After leaving Merrill Lynch following the acquisition by Bank of America, Mr. Cursio was Of Counsel in the New York office of Loeb & Loeb LLP where his practice focused on securities litigation and arbitration and commercial litigation. Mr. Cursio joined the firm in May 2012.

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Securities Litigation, Arbitration and Regulatory Enforcement
  • Securities


  • Panelist, Theodore Roosevelt Inns of Court (April 2012)
  • Panel Chair, Arbitrations II, 2008 SIFMA Annual Seminar, Orlando, Florida (March 30-April 2, 2008)
  • Panelist, Arbitrations, 2007 SIFMA Annual Seminar, Phoenix, Arizona (March 25-28, 2007)
  • Lecturer, Nassau County Bar Association (1990-1996)


  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
  • Theodore Roosevelt Inns of Court

  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D., 1978
  • Cathedral College, B.A., 1970

Bar Admissions
  • New York, 1979

Court Admissions
  • New York States Courts
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court For the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court For the Eastern District of New York