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David Freniere

David Freniere

Partner / Boston

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts, 1988
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

Education

Suffolk University Law School, J.D.
Providence College, B.A., Cum Laude

Dave Freniere concentrates his practice on representing and counseling financial advisors, registered investment advisers and broker-dealers. From 1992 to 2012, Dave served as head of litigation for LPL Financial LLC, the largest independent broker-dealer in the country with nearly 14,000 financial advisors.  During that period, Dave managed LPL’s corporate insurance program (E&O, D&O, general liability and excess SIPC), personally handled hundreds of litigation and regulatory matters, and managed dozens of outside counsel throughout the country.  His experience includes defending cases involving investment suitability, selling away, fraud, churning, switching and private placement due diligence.  Dave also has handled numerous employment matters involving claims of wrongful termination, violation of restrictive covenants and misappropriation of trade secrets.  Dave regularly represents clients before the SEC staff, FINRA and state securities regulators.  Dave served on several executive level committees at LPL that were responsible for critical broker/dealer reporting and operational issues and served on the board of The Private Trust Company. Prior to that, he was an enforcement attorney with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Dave holds several securities licenses and has served on FINRA’s District Committee for District 11.

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