Securities Litigation: Albert & Will represents clients in arbitrations and before the state and federal courts in all manner of disputes between securities brokerage firms and their retail or institutional clients. Together, Mr. Albert and Mr. Will have nearly 55 years of experience and have tried in excess of 200 cases through to an arbitration award or verdict. The matters which Albert & Will handle typically involve the following claims or products:
Breach of fiduciary duty;
Fraud and misrepresentation;
Violation of federal and state securities laws and regulations;
Overconcentration or failure to diversify;
Lack of supervision;
Clearing disputes/DVP issues;
Options and other complex derivatives;
Limited partnerships and other private investments; and
Regulatory Investigations: Albert & Will represents brokerage firms and brokers in connection with all types of regulatory investigations by the United States Securities & Exchange Commission, FINRA (formerly NASD), the California Department of Corporations and other self-regulatory organizations. Mr. Albert previously was an attorney with the Enforcement Division of the SEC.
Employment Litigation: Albert & Will provides representation in a wide range of employment litigation. We handle cases involving wrongful termination, including claims of breach of contract and/or discrimination under state and federal law, as well as promissory note disputes. We also have extensive experience handling "recruiting" cases involving allegations of misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and related causes of action.
Commercial Litigation: Albert & Will has the experience and expertise to litigate a wide range of commercial or business disputes. These matters include breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, unfair competition, including litigation under Business & Professions Code §17200, insurance disputes, trade secret claims, trademark litigation, real estate litigation and other business related matters.
Professional Malpractice Litigation: Albert & Will also provides representation in matters involving claims against attorneys of professional negligence. These matters often include ancillary claims of breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, fraud and related claims.
ERISA Litigation: Albert & Will represents multi-employer pension plans in connection with claims for delinquent contributions or withdrawal liability and with respect to claims for breach of fiduciary duty. The firm also handles claims under ERISA relating to denial of benefits.