Thanks to the hard work of its student interns and staff, the IRC obtained a FINRA arbitration award for the full amount of its client Carol Barnes’ net-out-of-pocket losses in a matter adverse to Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. While the IRC has recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars for its clients through settlements, this award marks the first case that reached a final decision from an arbitrator. Read more about the successful outcome and the students who worked on the case here.
Now in its second semester, the Investor Rights Clinic welcomed attorney Scott Eichhorn as Practitioner in Residence and Supervising Attorney in August. Professor Eichhorn will work with IRC Director Teresa Verges to teach and supervise the clinic’s student interns. Professor Eichhorn has over seven years experience in securities litigation and arbitration and will be a great resource to the clinic. With the addition of Professor Eichhorn, the IRC is able to staff more student interns, thereby helping more underserved investors in the community.
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Jeff Zbar of the South Florida Business Journal recently covered the Investor Rights Clinic, explaining that the IRC helps victims of financial and investment abuse. Zbar reports that the “clinic helps investors realize the difference between fraud and market losses, for example, and help those who may have claims against their brokers, but who cannot find a lawyer to represent them.”
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