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Robert S. Banks

Robert S. Banks

Representing investors since 1985
  • Securities Law, Stockbroker & Investment Fraud, Arbitration & Mediation
  • Oregon
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Mr. Banks is a leader in the field of securities arbitration, representing investors against brokerage firms large and small. He is past president of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, a past chair of the Oregon State Bar Securities Regulation Section, and a past president of the Federal Bar Association, Oregon Chapter. Our cases have been covered by the financial press and in publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Oregonian.

University of Wisconsin Law School
J.D. (1982) | Law
Honors: Dean's Honor List
Activities: Legal Writing Instructor
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Reed College
B.A. | American Studies
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Professional Experience
Founding Attorney
Banks Law Office
- Current
Firm represents investors nationwide in claims against stockbrokers, financial adivsors, accountants and attorneys. We recover investment losses based on fraud, negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, unsuitability, misrepresentations, churning, defective investment products, and the like. Member Super Lawyers.
Samuels, Yoelin, Kantor, LLC
Lead attorney for securities litigation practice group, Investor Defenders.
Articles & Publications
Muzzling the Claimant: Due Process Denied in FINRA Expungement Hearing
PIABA Bar Journal Vol. 21, No. 3 2014
A Comment On the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s Proposed Rules On Motions To Dismiss
Practicing Law Institute, Securities Arbitration 2008
The NASD’s Explained Awards Rule Filing
Practicing Law Institute, 1 Securities Arbitration 2006 at 225
Clearing Firms and the 2002 Uniform Securities Act: What You Didn’t Know Could Have Hurt You
Practicing Law Institute, 1 Securities Arbitration 2003 at 253
Clearing Firms, The Uniform Securities Act, and Koruga v. Fiserv Correspondent Services, Inc.
Practicing Law Institute, Securities Arbitration 2001 at 565
Investor Protection-Not! SIPC and The Securities Investor Protection Act of 1970
Practicing Law Institute, Securities Arbitration 2000 at 995
Speaking Engagements
Trends in Broker-Dealer and Investment Advisor Fraud From The Investor Attorney Perspective, Enforcement Conference
NASAA (North American Securities Administrators Association)
Recent Developments in Securities Arbitration and Broker Dealer Regulation, Portland, OR
Northwest Securities Institute
Selected Developments in Broker-Dealer Arbitration, Annual Meeting, Jacksonvile, FL
Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
Investment Portfolio and Brokerage Statement Danger Signals
Northwest Securities Institute CLE
Brokerage Firm Liability, Advanced Business Law Seminar
Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College
Securities Arbitration Cases, Business Litigation Section Meeting
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
Recent Developments at FINRA, 33rd Annual Northwest Securities Institute Seminar
Northwest Securities Institute
Remedies and Recompense: An Examination of Securities Arbitration and Class Action, Washington D.C.
North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA)
What Every Securities Lawyer Should Know About Arbitration, Forum Selection, and Choice of Law Provisions, Securities Regulation Section Meeting
Oregon State Bar
Ethics Issues for Securities Lawyers, 35th Annual Northwest Securities Institute
Oregon State Bar
FINRA Arbitration 101 for Regulators
Division of Finance and Corporate Securities
Investor Champion
North American Securities Administrators Association
The award is given to a person who has a history of demonstrated advocacy for the protection of Main Street investors
Distinguished Service Award
Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
"For Leadership Efforts In Protecting Investors"
Director Emeritus
Public Investor Arbitration Bar Association
Oregon Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Awarded every year it has existed in Oregon.
Distinguished Service Award
Federal Bar Association, Oregon Chapter
Best Lawyers in America
Professional Associations
Oregon State Bar  # 821862
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Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
Past President
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers
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Oregon State Bar
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Washington State Bar Association
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Wisconsin Court System
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Practice Areas
    Securities Law
    Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation, Family - Arbitration/Mediation
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Robert S. Banks' Website Profile
Banks Law Office Website
Contact & Map
Banks Law Office
Portland Office
1050 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97204
Telephone: (503) 222-7475
Cell: (503) 869-3793
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed