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Greenberg Traurig’s William D. Briendel to Speak at SIFMA’s Compliance and Legal Society Annual Seminar

ORLANDO, Fla. — March 7, 2016 — William D. Briendel, co-chair of the Broker-Dealer Securities Litigation Practice at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will participate in this year’s Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Compliance and Legal Society (C&L) Annual Seminar held Sunday, March 13, to Wednesday, March 16, 2016, in Orlando. The 2016 conference offers an interactive program with more than 65 dynamic panels and sessions that focus on the current regulatory and legal developments impacting the securities industry.

Specifically, Briendel will be speaking on the panel Arbitration: Practical Considerations. This timely discussion will cover topics including motion practice: prehearing; experts; explained decisions; expungement; arbitrator selection and recusal issues; and actions against non-FINRA members. The panel will take place Wednesday, March 16, at 10:20 AM.

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in Securities & Shareholder Litigation, Briendel is a litigator who represents broker-dealers and their employees in virtually all aspects of their business. He is experienced in arbitrations and mediations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), which combined the arbitration and enforcement functions of the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the American Arbitration Association (AAA), and in regulatory and enforcement proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), FINRA, and other regulatory and self-regulatory organizations. Briendel also conducts internal investigations for his broker-dealer clients. He has a wide-ranging experience in a broad range of commercial litigation matters as well.

Greenberg Traurig has one of the broadest and deepest securities litigation practices in the country. The firm has been lead defense counsel in hundreds of securities class actions, derivative lawsuits, and SEC investigations and enforcement actions. These include some of the largest and most complex regulatory actions ever filed and one of the most highly publicized securities fraud cases in recent times. The firm has one of the most experienced and largest teams in the United States representing both market leading broker-dealers and Directors and Officers to final award or judgment in thousands of securities arbitrations and trials throughout the country. The team has tried some of the largest arbitration cases to verdict, including numerous matters involving more than $100 million. The attorneys regularly handle matters before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Dispute Resolution, SEC, American Arbitration Association, National Futures Association, and state and federal courts across the country.

Greenberg Traurig is also a sponsor of the conference.