AMATO LAW FIRM, LLC 312.466.5521
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Ron Amato is an experienced securities attorney who represents individuals and businesses in a wide variety of disputes and regulatory matters, with a focus on the financial services industry. As a former securities professional, Ron knows the securities and investment advisory businesses. His understanding of the industry brings a unique strength to the firm and its services.
Over the course of his career, Ron successfully has represented dozens of investors as an investment fraud attorney and has evaluated hundreds of securities-related cases. As well, he successfully has defended investment professionals and firms in disputes with their customers. His experience on both sides of the table gives him a unique perspective on investor-initiated securities disputes.
Ron also successfully has represented investment professionals and firms in a wide variety of employment and securities industry disputes in FINRA arbitration (in his role as a securities employment lawyer).
Additionally, Ron regularly provides trusted counsel to securities professionals involved in disciplinary and enforcement proceedings before regulators such as FINRA.
Over the course of his career, Ron has tried or settled dozens of cases and has participated in numerous contested arbitration hearings and mediations. Ron aggressively has arbitrated cases to final verdict/award, where necessary, but also works to resolve client matters expeditiously when possible. Ron personally handles all matters on behalf of the firm.
Prior to attending law school, Ron held Series 7 and Series 63 registrations while working as a registered representative of a large brokerage firm. He frequently is quoted in financial publications, including Financial Advisor, On Wall Street, Registered Rep, and Dow Jones Newswire's Compliance Watch online column. In addition, he has spoken to groups such as the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and the Chicago Bar Association about legal and compliance-related issues.
Ron is an active member of the Chicago Bar Association, where he has served as Chair of the Securities Law Committee. He also is a member of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Compliance & Legal Society, and is a past member of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA).
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