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David E. Robbins

David E. Robbins

Kaufmann, Gildin & Robbins LLP

New York, NY, USA


David E. Robbins

Kaufmann, Gildin & Robbins LLP

 

Mr. Robbins is a partner in the New York City law firm of Kaufmann Gildin & Robbins LLP and specializes in commercial arbitration and mediation.[1] He represents investors, brokers and firms in disputes and brokers and firms before regulatory agencies.  He is an arbitrator and also an expert witness in malpractice and billing cases arising out of securities arbitrations.  He and his firm have been responsible for the return of tens of millions of dollars to investors and have represented many brokers accused of wrongdoing in arbitrations and regulatory matters. Mr. Robbins served as Special Deputy Attorney General of New York State, responsible for the civil and criminal prosecution of securities fraud cases and was the American Stock Exchange Director of Compliance and Director of the Legal and Regulatory Policy Division, where his was Director of Arbitration and Director of Disciplinary Hearings. He has the highest Peer Review Rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell and has been approved as a “Super Lawyer.”  In 2018, Securities Arbitration Commentator wrote: “We’ve heard David E. Robbins called ‘the Dean of Securities Arbitration’ and there is ample reason why.”

 

Mr. Robbins is the author of Securities Arbitration Procedure Manual (Dec. 2017 Matthew Bender, a division of Lexis Publishing2), the primary text in this area of the law for over 27 years.  This two volume hardcover and electronic book presents pragmatic, balanced guides to the practice of securities arbitration and mediation for attorneys representing investors, brokers and firms. He updates the book annually with new cases and revised sections. He regularly lectures at law schools that use the book in their courses. Since 1995, Mr. Robbins has written the annual Practice Commentary  to McKinney's Consolidated Laws of New York, Article 23-A of the General Business Law - on securities arbitration and mediation for New York attorneys.3  Approximately 70 of his articles on securities law have been published.

 

Mr. Robbins had the honor of serving as the Chairperson for more than 20 Practising Law Institute (PLI) continuing education programs on securities arbitration and mediation. He is the recipient of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA) lifetime achievement Golden Bow Tie Award and was a member of FINRA Dispute Resolution’s National Arbitration and Mediation Committee, where he chaired the Neutral Roster Subcommittee. He is a member of the New York City Bar Association, PIABA, The PIABA Foundation (for investor education), the Compliance and Legal Division of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) and the Board of Editors of Securities Arbitration Commentator and The PIABA Bar Journal. The American Arbitration Association published his updated chapter: “Calling All Arbitrators: Reclaim Control of the Arbitration Process – The Courts Let You” for its Handbook on Arbitration Practice.

 

Mr. Robbins is the co-chair of the New York State Bar Association program on securities arbitration, which will next take place in November 2018.



 

David E. Robbins is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Challenging Expungements After Settlements - Securities Arbitration 2017, Thursday, September 28, 2017
Securities Arbitration Experts from the Arbitrators’ Perspective: Neither a “Hired Gun” nor a “Man for All Seasons” (July 3, 2018) - Securities Arbitration 2018, Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Know When to Hold Them, Know When to Show Them: A Practicum on the Use of Experts and Their Examination - Securities Arbitration 2018, Wednesday, September 26, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Know When to Hold Them, Know When to Show Them: A Practicum on the Use of Experts and Their Examination - Know When to Hold Them, Know When to Show Them: A Practicum on the Use of Experts and Their Examination, Wednesday, September 26, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Know When to Hold Them, Know When to Show Them: A Practicum on the Use of Experts and Their Examination - Know When to Hold Them, Know When to Show Them: A Practicum on the Use of Experts and Their Examination, Wednesday, September 26, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Securities Arbitration 2018, Wednesday, October 03, 2018, New York, NY
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