Brian F. Amery


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Brian F. Amery
Brian F. Amery

“Our clients are drawn to the firm because of our reputation for delivering client focused, exceptional service in a cost efficient manner. They stay for those very same reasons. Today, being good simply isn’t enough. We strive for the exceptional – every day, in every matter."

Managing Principal, Brian F. Amery, has dedicated himself to building a firm that people respect, trust and have depended upon for more than three decades. The most recognizable names in the Financial Services Industry regularly rely upon Brian to guide them through complex company litigations. Brian also provides clients with risk management counseling on business issues, bringing to bear his insights and experience honed as a former General Counsel and Senior Officer of a commodity trading and brokerage firm.

At the forefront of the securities field, Brian has handled thousands of securities matters and has tried to conclusion over 125 securities claims in numerous arbitration forums, state and federal courts. He successfully manages mass litigations involving thousands of cases, collaborates with his clients to develop nationwide litigation strategies, and, often times, personally litigates the matter. He has appeared before the Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA and numerous state regulatory agencies. Brian’s industry expertise enables his clients to focus on their business, knowing that their legal matters are being handled strategically and efficiently.

Brian frequently speaks on topics related to the securities industry at SIFMA, the leading securities industry association as well as numerous other associations. He serves as an arbitrator for FINRA, the National Futures Association and the Chicago Board of Options Exchange.

Lead counsel in a potential $500 million litigation exposure resulting from the sale of complex investment products . Developed the overall strategy for litigating and otherwise resolving the litigation, substantially reducing the client’s exposure.

Successfully tried a matter for 12 days in which the customer sought over $50 million in damages and rescission in connection with the purchase of hundreds of millions of dollars in auction rate securities. The FINRA panel of arbitrators dismissed all damage claims, only requiring the firm to buy back the remaining securities held by the customer which were then trading at a 10% discount to par.

Lead counsel for client in a six week jury trial involving a $40 million annuity investment.

Represented client in FINRA firm-wide mutual fund share class investigation.

Represented client before the SEC in investment advisor investigation.

Successfully developed the litigation strategy for handling hundreds of cases resulting from the sale of a leverage municipal bond product representing $200 million in potential exposure to the client and successful managing the litigation exposure through selectively trying and settling cases.

Acted as co-head of a team of outside counsel involved in defending thousands of cases filed against a client and developed the litigation strategy and standardized documentation to facilitate the cost efficient and successful resolution of the mass litigation.

Successfully handled a number of substantial auction rate securities arbitrations before FIRNA for a major Wall Street firm representing over $200 million in exposure.

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2020
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Rating
  • Recognized in New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2005-2019
  • Recognized in New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2005-2018