Mitchell Albert has been practicing law for over 30 years. The focus of his practice is on disputes between securities brokerage firms and their clients. Having worked as an attorney in the Division of Enforcement of the SEC, Mr. Albert handles regulatory investigations of brokers and brokerage firms by the SEC, FINRA, SROs and state regulatory agencies. Mr. Albert also handles "recruiting" cases between brokerage firms, employment disputes involving brokerage firms and promissory note cases.
Mr. Albert's practice also includes a wide range of commercial litigation matters, including contract disputes, trade secret claims, employment litigation, professional malpractice claims and ERISA matters. He has tried approximately 70 cases to arbitration award or verdict. Mr. Albert's philosophy is to provide his clients with a thorough early evaluation of the case, to attempt to reach an early and favorable resolution for his client in the most cost-effective manner, and to be prepared to try the case if a fair settlement cannot be attained.
Mr. Albert is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and served on the Executive Committee of the Business and Corporations Law Section during 2008 and 2009. Mr. Albert also is a member of the Litigation Section of the California State Bar. Mr. Albert serves on the FINRA panel of arbitrators and is a volunteer arbitrator for the Los Angeles County Superior Court. He also volunteers to handle cases for Bet Tzedek (House of Justice) Legal Services, usually cases involving wage and hour violations or landlord/tenant matters.
Mr. Albert graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1976. He obtained his law degree from Boston University School of Law in 1979. He was a member of the Law Review in 1977-1978. He participated in the Prosecutors Clinical Program in 1978- 1979, during which he was able to handle a number of trials prior to graduating from law school.
Mr. Albert is a member of the California and District of Columbia (inactive) bars. He is certified to practice before all of the federal and state courts located in the State of California, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.