In 2012 David Weintraub received the Florida Supreme Court’s Circuit Civil Mediator certification. A seasoned securities litigator, Mr. Weintraub is available to mediate securities and commercial disputes anywhere in the United States. He is also available to serve as a private arbitrator.
The most important reason why one might wish to retain Mr. Weintraub as a mediator or arbitrator is his depth of experience representing both investors and financial-services professionals. Having served as outside counsel, in-house counsel, and investor’s counsel, he has gained significant experience and perspective about every aspect of the securities litigation, arbitration, and mediation process.
After graduating with a J.D. degree from Rutgers University, Mr. Weintraub began his legal career in Miami in 1984 with Ruden, Barnett, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell. At Ruden, Mr. Weintraub was privileged to be trained by some of this country’s top securities litigation attorneys, including one future judge. Mr. Weintraub represented broker-dealers in both state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration proceedings before the New York Stock Exchange, the National Association of Securities Dealers and the American Arbitration Association. He also enjoyed a successful commercial litigation practice.
In 1991, Mr. Weintraub joined Prudential Securities as in-house counsel based in Boca Raton. At Prudential, he was again privileged to work closely with top notch securities professionals, including both attorneys and compliance department staff. As First Vice President, he represented Prudential Securities in court, in arbitration, and in regulatory inquiries and investigations for more than six years before returning to private practice, this time representing retail and institutional investors. Mr. Weintraub continues to represent registered representatives in employment disputes, regulatory inquiries, U-4 and U-5 drafting, and expungement proceedings.
Mr. Weintraub has an AV rating – very high to preeminent — from Martindale-Hubbell, serves on the Advisory Council to the Florida Office of Financial Regulation and regularly publishes articles in respected legal publications. An important aspect of his approach to the practice of law is his commitment to staying current with the latest developments in securities-related case law in both the federal and state courts. On a daily basis he reads case law from across the country. Mr. Weintraub regularly attends securities law conferences offered to both the plaintiffs’ bar and the defense bar.