AMATO LAW FIRM, LLC
Union League Club of Chicago
Ronald M. Amato is an experienced attorney who has represented individuals and businesses in a wide variety of disputes and regulatory matters, with a focus on the securities and financial services area. As a former securities industry professional, Ron knows the securities business. He has represented investors, investment professionals, and independent investment firms in customer and industry disputes, and 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 for retail investors. As well, he successfully has defended investment professionals and firms in disputes with their customers. His experience of having been on both sides of the table gives him a unique perspective on investor-initiated securities disputes.
Additionally, Ron successfully has represented investment professionals and firms in a wide variety of employment and securities industry disputes in his role as a securities industry employment lawyer. He also provides trusted and prudent counsel to advisors involved in enforcement proceedings and investigations before regulators such as FINRA.
Prior to attending law school, Ron held Series 7 and Series 63 registrations while working as a registered representative of a securities broker-dealer. He has been quoted in financial publications, including Financial Advisor, On Wall Street, Registered Rep, and Dow Jones Newswire's Compliance Watch and Broker's World online columns. In addition, he has spoken to various groups such as the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and the Chicago Bar Association about securities law issues and best practices for financial advisors.
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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