Eric Broutman is a Partner at Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & Carone, LLP.
Mr. Broutman's practice focuses on the areas of mental health and employment law.
Mr. Broutman has been practicing in the field of Mental Health Law for over a decade, representing patient and hospital clients. Notably, Mr. Broutman has been involved in shaping the parameters of the Mental Hygiene Law in numerous Appellate and Court of Appeals matters.
In addition, Mr. Broutman handles all aspects of employment law, including wrongful termination, discrimination, and the negotiation of employment and severance agreements. Mr. Broutman also handles housing discrimination matters based upon race, gender, disability or familial status.
Previously, Mr. Broutman was a staff attorney with Touro Law Center's Mental Disability Law Clinic, where he specialized in mental health civil rights litigation. Mr. Broutman has an extensive knowledge of mental health law and in particular, its relation to constitutional law and various discrimination statutes, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Amendments Act.
Mr. Broutman received his J.D. from the University Of San Diego School Of Law, where he graduated cum laude and served on the Law Review. He received his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin.
Mr. Broutman is a member of the New York State Bar and is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
- University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
- J.D.(Cum Laude)
- Law Review:University of San Diego Law Review
- University of Wisconsin
Feel Free To Discriminate Against the Mentally Ill: How the ADA Fails Those With Psychiatric Disorders, New York Law Journal, Author (May 2020)
What We Can Learn From New York Mental Hygiene Law To Help Us Battle COVID-19: The State of Quarantine Law in New York and Why It Is Flawed, New York Law Journal, Author (April 2020)
The Increased Threat of Hospital Liability After Munsey v. Delia, The Risk Management Quarterly Journal, Co-Author (August 2017)
'Munsey' Changed Landscape of Involuntary Psychiatric Admissions, New York Law Journal, Co-Author (June 2016)
Professional Associations and Memberships
New York State Bar, Member
Past Employment Positions
Touro Law Center's Mental Disability Law Clinic, Staff Attorney