Angela A. Turiano

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Angela A. Turiano
Angela A. Turiano

“Every problem has a solution — and I am uniquely qualified to find that solution in the most efficient and highly effective way possible.  With a streamlined and flexible approach, I am able to provide superior results at a much lower cost than counsel at many larger firms.”

Angela Turiano focuses in the representation of brokerage firms and individual registered representatives in customer and employment arbitrations and litigation.  Angela has worked as in-house counsel for two major securities firms, so she understands, from an internal perspective, the highly specific needs of her clients.  Known for her composure and her commitment to achieving results, Angela’s clients also value that she serves as a FINRA Arbitrator.  On many occasions, her experience in this capacity has benefited them greatly in terms of navigating beyond FINRA related obstacles.

Angela is a practiced trial lawyer who has appeared on behalf of corporate clients in New York federal and state courts and in arbitrations before various self-regulatory organizations.  In addition to her extensive work in the securities arena, Angela has also represented individuals in both state and federal criminal prosecutions, from inception through trial.  Prior to entering private practice, Angela served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, where she prosecuted and successfully brought to trial multiple felony cases including Burglary, Narcotics Sale, Robbery and Kidnapping. 

Highly respected throughout the financial services industry, Angela is an active speaker in the securities community, including speaking engagements at the renowned NYU Stern School of Business and client firm roundtables and compliance conferences.  She also served as a panelist for the American Conference Institute, where she has lectured on the latest trends in securities litigation. 

Angela partners with corporate clients to provide free legal advice at the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) small business legal clinic, as well as volunteers annually as a mock arbitrator/trial judge in various law school competitions.  Angela also speaks annually at the Lincoln High School Career Day in Yonkers, NY.  When Angela is not practicing law, she enjoys cooking, running, golf and skiing.  With her infant son in hand, you can find Angela at the Jersey Shore, whether at the beach in the summer, picking pumpkins in the fall or sitting by the fire in the winter months.

Notable Representative Matters:

  • Bryan v. UBS, where Angela represented UBS in an arbitration involving alleged improper recommendation of private equity funds, and where all claims, including $2.255 million in damages, were dismissed
  • Hulber v. Wachovia, where Angela represented Wachovia in an arbitration involving allegations of unsuitably and overconcentration, and where all claims, including $350,000 in damages, were dismissed and expungement was granted, June 7, 2011
  • Morehead v. Wachovia, where Angela represented Wachovia in seminal case involving Wells Fargo financial planning program called “Envision,”  and where all claims, including $350,000 in damages, were denied and expungement was granted, October 29, 2010
  • Myers v. Wachovia, where Angela represented Wachovia in an arbitration involving allegations of an unsuitable purchase and sale of a variable annuity, and where all claims, including $750,000 in damages, were dismissed and was expungement granted, October 6, 2010
  • Wave2Wave Communications Inc. v. Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC and Wells Fargo & Co. et al., New Jersey State Court granted Angela’s motion to dismiss a $5 million fraud claim against Wells Fargo

Product Issues/Specialized Representation:

  • On litigation team responsible for management of Merrill Lynch UPS employee concentrated, leveraged position matters, and where representation has resulted in the resolution of these matters for a fraction of the claimed damages, as well as expungements for the financial advisors involved
  • Responsible for regional UBS matters involving allegations of unsuitable recommendation of leveraged ETFs resulting in favorable settlements