Practice Areas:
Complex Litigation

David Gourevitch represents broker-dealers and financial institutions in the defense of civil litigation and arbitrations. He has broad experience in litigating complex, sensitive and multi-dimensional problems to successful resolution. He has served as lead trial counsel in multiple jury and non-jury trials in state and federal courts and arbitrations.

David Gourevitch focuses on the following areas of civil litigation:

Securities Litigation and Arbitration
David Gourevitch has considerable expertise in defending securities industry professionals in NASD, NYSE and AAA arbitrations alleging fraud, misrepresentation and claims under SEC, NASD or NYSE rules and regulations. He also represents officers and directors of public companies in class-action litigation. He is frequently invited to lecture to professional associations on techniques for defending arbitrations and securities litigation.

Parallel Civil-Regulatory-Criminal Proceedings
David Gourevitch has a breadth of experience in assisting clients in developing and implementing strategies to defend parallel or successive civil-regulatory-criminal proceedings. This includes evaluating the likelihood of a regulatory or criminal investigation, developing a strategy to defend both the civil and criminal cases, analyzing the potential consequences of invoking the Fifth Amendment, deciding whether and when to do so, obtaining partial stays of proceedings during criminal investigations, and using parallel proceedings to obtain discovery. Mr. Gourevitch has been involved in many parallel regulatory-criminal investigations with the SEC, NASD, NYSE and CFTC.

International Litigation and Investigations
David Gourevitch has experience in international and cross-border investigations, in mutual legal assistance treaty, memorandum of understanding and Hague Convention requests, extraditions and in litigation abroad.

Business Litigation
David Gourevitch offers representation in a wide range of commercial disputes, including breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, misrepresentations, and bad faith. He has substantial experience representing broker-dealers and financial institutions in customer litigation.

Representative cases include:

Securities Litigation and Arbitrations

  • Represented a large U.S. brokerage firm and its brokers in securities arbitrations brought before the NASD and New York Stock Exchange.
  • Represented multiple brokerage firms and brokers in arbitrations involving alleged unsuitability, churning, unauthorized trading and over-concentration as well as arbitrations involving mutual funds and variable annuities.
  • Represented brokers and broker-dealers in employment litigation and disputes and in internal investigations.

Parallel Civil & Criminal Proceedings

  • Represented securities industry professionals and business executives in civil actions during ongoing regulatory and criminal investigations.
  • Represented individuals and companies in connection with mutual legal assistance treaty and memorandum of understanding requests.

Business Litigation

  • Represented major Saudi corporation in adversarial proceedings in bankruptcy court arising out of a breach of contract dispute.
  • Represented an investor in a Ponzi scheme

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