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David W. Schmidt

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Phone: (908) 709-0500
Fax: (908) 709-9447

123 N Union Ave, #305
Cranford, New Jersey 07016

David W. Schmidt began his career as a Prosecutor in New York City and has been litigating cases in state and federal court as well as in alternative dispute forums for 30 years. Mr. Schmidt's state and federal experience has included the trials of complex criminal and civil matters. In the era before Shearson/American Express, Inc. v. McMahon, 482, U.S. 220 (1987), and the advent of, almost, universal arbitration of securities cases, he handled these matters in State and Federal Court. In the aftermath of McMahon, which upheld the enforceability of arbitration agreements, Mr. Schmidt has handled hundreds of securities arbitrations on behalf of firms and individuals alike.

Mr. Schmidt was one of a select group of lawyers asked to handle expedited arbitrations on behalf of a National Broker Dealer as administered by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Schmidt has also represented firms and senior personnel with regard to matters pending before the Securities and Exchange Commission and self-regulatory organizations. Mr. Schmidt is presently regional counsel to several major brokerage firms and oversees all litigation handled by Lubiner, Schmidt & Palumbo. Mr. Schmidt has lectured to industry organizations regarding legal and regulatory developments in the securities field.