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Bruce Sanders

Howard University School of Law

Washington, DC, USA

Bruce Sanders has considerable experience in financial and investor protection law. After earning his law degree from the University of Michigan School of Law, he began his legal career with the Securities and Exchange Commission - Enforcement Division where he handled numerous financial and investor protection cases involving the misconduct of financial professionals, including stock brokers, investment advisors, and investment bankers, as well as publicly traded corporations. He later served as Regional Counsel for the predecessor to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), continuing the important work of protecting investors and enforcing investor protection laws against financial professionals. Mr. Sanders also served as trial attorney in the Department of Justice- Bank and Securities Fraud Section, and was responsible for prosecuting some of the Department’s most important financial fraud cases.

Since entering private practice, Mr. Sanders has served as counsel to many investors, corporations, broker-dealers and others, including representing investors involved in disputes with some of Wall Street’s largest financial services firms. He has also represented many investors, including professional athletes in the NBA and NFL, involved in financial transactions. He served as counsel to the investment banking team that financed the construction of the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, home of the NBA’s Wizards and NHL’s Capitols.  Mr. Sanders has represented many investors in FINRA sponsored securities arbitration matters which have resulted in substantial monetary recoveries of investor money from financial professionals and firms. He has also served as Chairman on many FINRA sponsored arbitration panels rendering final decisions in disputes between investors and FINRA member firms and brokers.

Mr. Sanders was delighted when Howard University School of Law hired him in 2010 to return to the law school, where he previously taught Securities Law, to develop and run a new Investor Justice & Education Clinical Law Program (the “IJEC”) initially funded by a generous grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. Mr. Sanders developed the curriculum for the IJEC, teaches and trains the student attorneys, and supervises the many securities arbitration cases for the IJEC’s investor clients.  The IJEC provides free legal services to underserved investors involved in disputes with their financial professionals and FINRA-DR arbitration proceedings. The IJEC also provides investor protection education programs for the investing community, including schools, colleges, universities, churches, senior citizen groups, scout troops, fraternities, sororities, and other organizations.

As a result of his considerable financial and investor protection experience, Mr. Sanders has been retained to provide expert legal and regulatory counsel on many financial market development projects in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, and the Caribbean. He has developed and run education and training programs for investors, financial professionals, and regulators from over fifty countries including the Republics of Ethiopia, Philippines, Lithuania, Moldova, India, Malaysia, Romania, as well as the Eastern Caribbean Securities Market based in St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies.

Bruce Sanders is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Ethical, Practical, and Legal Considerations for Litigating Against Pro Se Parties in Securities Arbitration Hearings - Securities Arbitration 2017, Thursday, September 28, 2017

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