Robert J. Girard II is a Founding and Managing Partner of Girard Bengali. For over 15 years, Mr. Girard has specialized in the area of securities arbitration and litigation at two prominent Los Angeles law firms where he built a reputation as a powerful and effective advocate for his clients. Mr. Girard is highly experienced in both investor and employment-related disputes and is well known for the caliber of his legal representation and fierce dedication to client service. As a zealous advocate for individual and institutional investors in disputes against broker-dealers, Mr. Girard has been highly successful in recovering millions of dollars nationwide on behalf of his clients from most of the major Wall Street brokerage firms. He has obtained successful verdicts and awards in cases involving claims for suitability, churning, unauthorized trading, breach of fiduciary duty, product failures and other securities-related losses. Mr. Girard’s highly-focused and successful employment law practice includes the counsel and representation of securities professionals in proceedings against broker-dealer firms and other employers involving wrongful termination, protected-class discrimination, unfair business practices, indemnification and promissory note-related claims. Mr. Girard also frequently represents securities professionals in regulatory inquiries, Form U-5 expungement and defamation claims before FINRA, the SEC and other agency tribunals.
Seton Hall University School of Law, Juris Doctor
University of Maryland, College Park, Bachelor of Arts