Robert Savage to Present at the PIABA Annual Meeting and Seminar

Robert SavageRobert K. Savage, Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor at Florida International University College of Law, will be presenting a Securities Law Update at the 21st Annual PIABA Meeting and Securities Law Seminar on October 24, 2012.

The Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA) organizes the seminar, which will be held over four days. PIABA is an international bar association whose members represent investors in disputes with the securities industry.

The PIABA Annual Meeting and Securities Law Seminar bring together all segments of the securities field and provides in-depth presentations related to securities arbitration and law. These meetings aim to develop a greater understanding of claimants’ issues among securities professionals.

Savage, a New Jersey native who has been living in Florida for almost 25 years has been a member of the Florida Bar since January 1994. He has extensive experience in the areas of securities brokerage compliance and regulatory matters as well as securities dispute resolution and general business litigation. He is licensed to practice in all Florida state courts as well as the Federal District Court for Florida’s Northern and Middle Districts. Mr. Savage was senior in-house counsel and chief compliance officer for approximately five years for a large regional brokerage firm. He and the two other founding members began the brokerage firm with limited staff and in the ensuing years grew the firm to have a back office’ administrative staff of approximately 20 and more than 450 registered representatives and a presence in almost all 50 states.

Mr. Savage also worked as a regulator with the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (NASD), now known as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in Manhattan. During Mr. Savage’s time working as a regulator at the NASD he investigated numerous customer complaints against registered representatives and brokerage firms.


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