Robert Van De Veire is a Partner with Kurta Law, a national law firm focusing on securities litigation and arbitration. Mr. Van De Veire has spent over a decade litigating high-stakes cases before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and in state and federal courts across the country. In his career, Mr. Van De Veire has helped recover millions of dollars for hundreds of investors both domestically and abroad, including as far away as China, Europe, and Latin America.
Just prior to joining Kurta Law, Robert Van De Veire was a trial attorney in the acclaimed litigation group of an AmLaw 200-ranked law firm where he represented large national and international companies, including some of the largest insurance companies in the country. There he obtained valuable insight into how these companies work from the inside, which gives him a unique advantage in securing the best possible settlements for his clients.
In addition to his work on behalf of investors, Robert Van De Veire uses his skills to help individuals who work in the securities and banking industries resolve disputes over their compensation or discrimination. He also advises individuals who have witnessed illegal activity and want to “blow the whistle” by filing a Dodd-Frank, IRS, or other complaint.
A frequent lecturer and writer on the topic of securities litigation, Mr. Van De Veire has been recognized for his work in the field. He was formerly the chairman of the New York County Lawyers’ Association’s Securities & Exchanges Committee and has been consistently ranked as a Rising Star by SuperLawyers. This distinction is awarded to only 2.5% of attorneys nationwide. Mr. Van De Veire is also a member of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA), which promotes investor education and the enforcement of securities industry rules and regulations.
When he is not fighting for his clients, Mr. Van De Veire enjoys working on his golf game and hiking with his wife and their dog, Jackson.
- Idzelis, Christine, FINRA Panel Directs N.J.’s Garden State Securities to Pay Damages To Elderly Investor, InvestmentNews.com, July 2016.
- A Deeper Look… The Fine Print, Al Jazeera America Television Network, April 2014.
- $3.2 million FINRA arbitration award and defeated a motion to vacate in New York Supreme Court. (New Brunswick Theological Seminary v. Van Dyke, 60 Misc. 3d 1222(A), 110 N.Y.S.3d 496 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2018)).
- Successful in negotiating more than $7 million in settlements for victims of a New York City- based Ponzi scheme involving fraudulent real estate investments.
- $2 million in settlements for a group of hedge fund investors.
- $1.2 million settlement for a mentally incapacitated victim of elder abuse.
- Successfully defended a registered representative from a claim in excess of $500,000. A copy of the award can be accessed here.
- $142,168 FINRA arbitration award representing the full amount of out-of-pocket losses for a retired Long Island resident. A copy of the award can be accessed here.
- Cross Examination of the Broker in Product Cases, Practising Law Institute (2015).
- Fee-Shifting for Fraudsters: Why Claimants Don’t Have to Agree, PIABA Bar Journal, Vol. 22, No. 1 (2015).
- Protecting Clients with Diminished Capacity in The Securities Industry: It’s Tricky, October 2015.
- Fear Not!!! Abbar Is Not a Bar To Selling Away Claims, PIABA Bar Journal, Vol. 21, No. 3 (2014).
- Should Mid-Case Referrals Be Permitted in FINRA Arbitrations? Practising Law Institute (2014).
- Triggering and Tolling: Application of the FINRA Eligibility Rule from a Claimant’s Perspective, New York City Bar, Securities Arbitration & Mediation Hot Topics (2014).
- Recent Arbitration Awards, PIABA Bar Journal (recurring publication 2014-2015)
- Suitability in the Wake of FINRA Regulatory Notice 12-55, PIABA Bar Journal, Vol. 19, No. 3 (2012).
- Ethics in Discovery: Court, a Backdrop for Arbitration, Practising Law Institute (2012).
- Secondary Liability Under Section 10(b) Of The Securities Act Of 1934 And Rule 10b-5 Post-Stoneridge, The Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development (2011).