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Learn More About Former Wall Street Attorney Melanie S. Cherdack

Melanie S. Cherdack has more than 25 years of experience litigating complex securities and employment matters across the United States and the Americas.

Prior to joining her firm, Melanie S. Cherdack was Assistant General Counsel at PaineWebber Inc. (now known as UBS). Since 1993, she has devoted much of her practice to representing investors who have been victimized by the fraudulent or negligent practices of financial advisors, brokerage firms, and financial institutions. Today she leads a team of lawyers who represent investors both in the U.S. and abroad against the financial industry. She is also an arbitrator for FINRA and the National Futures Association.

Melanie S. Cherdack is a frequent lecturer and author on various topics related to securities arbitration. Further, she has earned the AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating under Martindale-Hubbell’s review system. AV Preeminent is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

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Put A Former Wall Street Attorney On Your Side

Because she has been in the trenches as a former Wall Street Attorney, Melanie Cherdack and her team of experienced attorneys have seen just about every type of investment fraud or investment scam. While almost every investment carries a degree of uncertainty and risk, you may have been unnecessarily exposed to such risk due to the actions of others. If you have lost money due to investment fraud or simple broker negligence, it is crucial to hire a lawyer who fully understands this area of law. Former Wall Street attorney Melanie S. Cherdack represents individual and institutional investors who are unwitting victims of investment fraud and broker negligence. She heads up a group of attorneys who represent investors across the United States, the Caribbean, and the Americas.

If you have an account at a brokerage firm, most likely your case will be resolved through an arbitration action before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”). It is crucial to have a lawyer who understands the unique procedures involved in FINRA arbitration and will be ready to make a compelling claim on your behalf. In addition to representing investors, Melanie S. Cherdack serves as an arbitrator for FINRA and the National Futures Association. She is a frequent speaker as well as an author of many securities articles, and has been asked to train arbitrators who handle disputes within the financial services industry. She has more than 25 years of experience representing clients in the financial services industry and has been involved in hundreds of arbitration actions before FINRA, NASD, and NYSE.

Representing Brokers in Employment Disputes

Our firm also represents brokers and other individuals in the financial services industry in employment claims. We represent brokers in wrongful termination claims and U-5 expungement matters. We maintain a national practice in this field and align with local counsel as necessary to best serve our clients.

Contact Melanie S. Cherdack

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