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Amir is a partner in our Portland office. His practice is focused on litigating and arbitrating commercial disputes, with a particular emphasis on securities and investment related matters. He has substantial experience defending broker-dealers, registered representatives, investment advisors, insurance agents and agencies, issuers, and other professionals in state and federal courts, as well as FINRA arbitrations. Amir also maintains an active regulatory practice representing firms and representatives in investigations initiated by FINRA, the SEC, and state regulatory agencies. He has handled regulatory investigations concerning a variety of alleged conduct, including conflicts of interest, suitability, unauthorized trading, fraud, excessive markups, and failure to conduct adequate due diligence. He has also been retained by firms to assist them when they believe that such investigations are likely to occur, and assists these clients in conducting internal investigations in anticipation of regulatory investigations or disclosures. Amir also handles employment disputes concerning non-compete/anti-solicitation agreements, customer lists, raiding and misappropriating of trade secrets, and has successfully resolved several such cases by prevailing on summary judgment motions. Amir has lectured on developments concerning the securities industry and has provided risk management seminars to several broker-dealer firms as part of their annual compliance and sales conferences.
Amir is a 1993 graduate of Washington University and obtained his JD from Catholic University in 1996. He is admitted in California and Oregon.