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Tracy L. Gerber

Tracy L. Gerber is Co-Managing Shareholder of the West Palm Beach office and Co-Chair of the firm’s Broker-Dealer Securities Litigation Practice. She is also a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice. Tracy regularly defends major Wall Street brokerage firms, registered investment advisers and other financial institutions in a wide variety of employment disputes in arbitration, before administrative agencies, and in state and federal courts nationwide. Tracy has substantial cross-over experience in the regulatory and sales practice arena, having handled numerous SEC, FINRA and state regulatory inquiries, investigations and enforcement proceedings, as well as customer arbitrations. Tracy regularly assists clients in identifying the collateral risks that are often inherent in employment disputes and customer cases involving unique employment related issues. She routinely works with clients on defending parallel employment, regulatory and customer matters to ensure that strategies in each are coordinated, thoughtful and complimentary.

During her career, Tracy has tried more than 50 arbitrations to final award. Tracy is skilled in defending employment claims that implicate unique reputational risk, such as claims brought by current employees, SOX and Dodd-Frank whistleblower claims, U5 defamation claims, gender discrimination and hostile work environment claims, and claims arising out of internal investigations, regulatory inquiries and product controversies. Tracy also assists clients with employment matters at their earliest stages, including pre-dispute mediations and charges and complaints brought before the EEOC, OSHA, and similar state agencies.

Tracy developed the firm's national arbitrator database, which contains background information and awards history for more than 3,500 arbitrators throughout the United States. Tracy has broad experience in arbitrator selection strategy and causal challenges of arbitrators, having consulted in the selection strategy for more than 1,000 arbitration panels. Tracy serves as an arbitrator for FINRA, and is a frequent speaker on the subject of securities arbitration. Tracy also serves on the faculty of the prestigious Securities Industry Institute at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Concentrations

  • Employment litigation and arbitration
  • Securities litigation and arbitration

主要执业方向

荣誉和领导力

  • Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, "Top Lawyer," 2020 
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Securities, 2014-2020
  • Listed, Benchmark Litigation, "Labor & Employment Star," 2019 
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Dispute Resolution - Securities Litigation - Defense, 2018-2019
  • Recognized, Palm Beach Illustrated, "Top Lawyers," 2018 
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Florida Powerhouse," 2018
  • Selected, National Law Journal, "Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Champion," 2018
  • Listed, South Florida Business Journal, "Power Leaders in Law," 2017
  • Listed, South Florida Business Journal, Influential Business Women, 2017
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2012-2014
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Employment Practice Group of the Year," 2011 & 2013
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5.0

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Member, Palm Beach County Bar Association 
  • Emeritus Member, American Inn of Court, Palm Beach County Chapter 
  • Member, Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Palm Beach County Chapter
    • Member, statewide standing committee on Member Advancement and Placement
    • Chair, subcommittee on Law Firm Advancement

资历

教育
  • J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, 1994
  • B.A., History, Tulane University, 1991
获准执业地区
  • Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
语言
  • Spanish