Brokers

Overview of the Securities Arbitration Process

Securities Arbitration is not like any other proceeding  Nationally known securities attorney Mark Astarita has represented broker-dealers, investment advisers, hedge funds, investment partnerships, individual brokers and investors, across the country for over 30 years in well over 700 securities arbitrations. To find out if he can help you with your […]

securities whistleblower

Whistleblowers Need Lawyers

There have been many developments in securities whistleblower rulings over the years, but none as compelling as Justice Ginsburg’s opinion in Digital Realty Trust, Inc., vs. Somers which held that an employee who merely reports potential securities law violations internally has not done enough to avail himself of the extensive Dodd-Frank anti-retaliation […]

UBS Pulls a Fast One on its Own Employees

Only a few months after withdrawing from the Protocol, UBS Financial Services is requiring brokers waiting for their 2017 bonuses to sign agreements that open them to lawsuits and arbitration complaints if they try to contact former clients within 12 months of leaving the U.S. broker-dealer unit of the Swiss bank. […]

Responding to an 8210 Request

By Mark J. Astarita, Esq. FINRA Rule 8210 FINRA Rule 8210 (Provision of Information and Testimony and Inspection and Copying of Books) is the starting point of virtually every FINRA Wells Notice and enforcement proceeding, as it gives FINRA the authority to request documents and testimony from firms, registered persons […]

Securities and Exchange Commission

Record SEC Award Expected for JPMorgan Whistleblowers

The SEC is expected to present the largest whistleblower award in its history – possibly $70.6 million or more to be shared by two whistleblowers in a case involving a former adviser at JPMorgan Chase – according to a SEC letter released by one of the whistleblowers. The award results […]