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Tanya Durkee Urbach

Tanya Durkee Urbach

Partner / Portland

Bar Admissions

U.S. District Court, District of Oregon


Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D.
University of Oregon, B.A.

Tanya is a litigator with an emphasis in securities, investment advisory, banking, and antitrust and trade disputes. She has defended broker-dealers, investment advisors, registered representatives and other securities professionals in a variety of civil disputes and regulatory inquiries arising out of and relating to violations of state and federal securities statutes and financial fraud. In addition, she has represented financial institutions in banking and trust litigation, including defending consumer claims under fair debt collection statutes, the Truth-in-Lending Act, Consumer Protection Act and common law fraud. Tanya has also represented manufacturers and retailers in Unlawful Trade Practices Act, Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, breach of contract and tort claims.

Tanya has substantial brokerage industry experience having previously served as general counsel at a large investment company. In addition, she was previously the Deputy Commissioner of Securities for the State of Vermont, during which time she served on the board of directors and broker-dealer section of the North American Securities Administrators Association. Tanya has prosecuted regulatory investigations into online securities fraud, ponzi schemes and broker-dealer and investment adviser misconduct arising out of various subjects including market timing in mutual funds and variable annuities, market manipulation, and abusive short-selling. Tanya has also had extensive experience both defending and investigating suitability and other point of sale violations relating to mutual funds, variable annuities, equity-indexed annuities, 529 plans, tenancy-in-common interests, auction rate securities, equities and bonds.

Tanya holds her Series 7, 66, 24 and 79 securities licenses.

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