August 6

Scott D. Simon publishes article on Dodd-Frank and whistleblower claims

What effect does the Dodd-Frank Act have on pre-dispute arbitration agreements in employment contracts when employees have whistleblower claims? In his new article titled “Dodd-Frank Act Does Not Prevent Arbitration of Non-Whistleblower Claims,” Goetz Fitzpatrick attorney Scott D. Simon analyzes the recent Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals case Santoro v. Accenture Federal Services, LLC, 748.

July 10

Protecting Brockerage Commissions in Resuscitated Deals

Protecting Brockerage Commissions in Resuscitated Deals By Howard M. Rubin Partner, Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP Sometimes, in real estate transactions, the dead can come back to life. The most common fact pattern presented to me in brokerage disputes is where the broker introduces a prospective purchaser to a property and for whatever reason the deal falls.

May 9

Simon pubishes article on SDNY’s decision to that arbitrators have discretion to exclude evidence

Setting aside allegations of bias and error stemming from the arbitration panel’s exclusion of evidence, the SDNY confirmed a FINRA arbitration award in Rubenstein v. Advanced Equities, Inc., Case No. 13-Civ-1502(PGG) (S.D.N.Y. March 31, 2014). In March 2007, Advanced Equities, Inc. (“AEI”), a private equity firm, recruited several brokers to join its recently-opened New York.

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