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David Weintraub

David Weintraub

Of Counsel

Education:

Rutgers University School of Law – Camden, J.D., 1984
Vassar College, B.A. Economics, 1981

Admissions:

Florida Bar, October 1984
Nebraska Bar, August 2006
New York Bar, June 2007

Memberships:

Member, Florida Bar Legal Needs of Children Committee
Co-Chair of Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation Committee, within The Florida Bar’s Elder Law Section
Member, Elder Abuse Committee, New York State Bar Association
Member, Financial Planning Association
Guardian Ad Litem Volunteer, Broward County, Florida; currently working with three families
Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator Circuit Civil
Member, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
Member, Broward County Bar Association

Experience:

David Weintraub began his legal career in Miami with the law firm now known as Ruden McClosky.  For six years, he worked in the firm’s Securities Litigation Group, where he regularly tried cases on behalf of Wall Street’s largest securities firms.  David routinely represented securities firms in both state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration proceedings before the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) and the American Arbitration Association.

In 1991, David joined Prudential Securities as in-house counsel for its Southern Region headquarters.  In his capacity as First Vice President, David represented Prudential Securities in court, in arbitration, and in regulatory inquiries and investigations.

David remained with Prudential Securities until 1997, when he started his second stint in private practice.  This time, instead of representing securities firms, David chose to dedicate his efforts on behalf of investors, both retail and institutional.  David also maintains a vibrant commercial litigation practice.

Articles:
Evaluating Professional Designations Utilized by Financial Advisors, The Elder Law Advocate, The Florida Bar, Summer 2017
When Does “No” Mean “Yes”? With Expungements, Of Course, New York State Bar Association Journal, March/April 2016
New Rules End FINRA “Whac-A-Mole” Strategy, Daily Business Review, 2014
Use Care When Referring Clients to Professionals, The Elder Law Advocate, 2013
Investment Industry Needs More Educational Requirements, Miami Herald, 2013
Avoiding Negligent Referrals to Rogue Stockbrokers, New York Law Journal, 2012
The Polygraph Examination – A Valuable Arbitration Tool, The Florida Bar Journal, 2009 and The Nebraska Lawyer, February 2009
When Do Statutes of Limitation Apply in Arbitration?, The Florida Bar Journal, 2007 and The Nebraska Lawyer, November/December 2007
Rogue Stockbrokers and the Duty to Warn, Action Line, a publication of The Florida Bar’s Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section, 2007 and the NATA Prairie Barrister, Fall 2007

Speaking Engagements:

October 12, 2017 The Sketchley Exploitation Conference, Stockbroker Exploitation 2017
January 14, 2017 The Florida Bar, Elder Law Section, Stockbroker Exploitation of the Elderly
June 18, 2016 The Florida Bar, Consumer Protection Committee Conference, Expungements and Ban the Box in Florida
April 28, 2016 Financial Planning Association, Securities Arbitration Update 2016
January 16, 2016 The Florida Bar, Elder Law Section, Avoiding the Negligent Referral
May 20, 2015 Financial Planning Association, Securities Arbitration Update 2015
March 16, 2015 Century Village Pembroke Pines, FL, How to Choose a Financial Advisor
October 21, 2014 University of Miami School of Law, Securities Mediation 2014
October 8, 2014 Florida Securities Dealers Association, Securities Arbitration from the Investor’s Perspective
March 12, 2013 Ocala Estate Planning Counsel, Anatomy of Hedge Fund Fraud
July 18, 2012 Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, South Dade, Anatomy of Hedge Fund Fraud
June 6, 2012 Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Broward County Chapter, Recipe for Securities Fraud
September 15, 2009 Financial Planning Association, Avoiding the Negligent Referral
June 19, 2009  Florida Bar Attorneys and Trust Officers Liaison Conference, Investing in 2009, Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?
March 26, 2009 SunTrust Bank, Investing in 2009, Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?
February 18, 2009 Financial Planning Association, Investing in 2009, Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?
August 16, 2008  New York State Bar Association, Elder Law Section, Avoiding the Negligent Referral
June 12, 2008  Florida Bar Attorneys and Trust Officers Liaison Conference, Investing in 2008, Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?
October 1, 1999 Northern Trust Bank, Securities Arbitration and the Intelligent Referral