The National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) withdrew a proposed amendment to the arbitration code that would have allowed panels to dismiss claims prior to a full hearing. Investor plaintiffs’ attorneys successfully challenged the amendment. Attorney Hugh Berkson explains, in the article, that his clients are often required to participate in arbitration and deserve to have their claims heard.
Hugh Berkson is a Securities Attorney with McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman, Co. LPA. Hugh is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®.
He obtained a business degree in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin in 1989, and is a 1994 graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Barristers and received both the American Jurisprudence Award, (National Mock Trial) in 1993 and the Jonathan M. Ault Mock Trial Prize for 1993-1994.