Kevin Galbraith’s practice has two related components. First, he represents individuals and groups of investors in securities arbitrations against their brokerage firms. These cases involve misconduct such as fraud, negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, failure to disclose conflicts of interest and other violations of state and federal securities laws and regulations. Second, he represents employees in the financial services industry who are involved in internal or regulatory investigations or who are pursuing expungement proceedings to clear unwarranted marks from their licenses.
Prior to founding his own firm, Mr. Galbraith practiced for several years at a securities arbitration and litigation boutique firm, Zamansky & Associates. There, he worked on cutting-edge cases representing both individual investors in arbitrations against their brokerage firms as well as large classes of investors who were harmed by corporate misconduct such as the London Whale trading fiasco at JP Morgan Chase and Citigroup’s subprime CDO fraud. At Zamansky, he won both the first and the largest arbitration awards against UBS Financial Services concerning their fraudulent marketing of so-called “100% Principal Protection Notes” issued by Lehman Brothers, and represented dozens of other similarly situated investors who achieved excellent results in their cases. He also successfully represented many other investors who suffered substantial losses as a result of their brokerage firms' misconduct. Finally, he helped secure from large banks and IRA custodians multi-million-dollar settlements on behalf of victims of Ponzi schemers who held their accounts at the defendant institutions.
Prior to his work at the Zamansky firm, Mr. Galbraith was associated with two prominent national and international law firms in New York. At Cooley Godward Kronish, his practice centered on white-collar criminal and defense, general civil litigation and advising clients on how to navigate criminal and regulatory inquiries concerning their business practices. At DLA Piper, Mr. Galbraith maintained a practice in these same areas. He also advised large international insurers regarding their insureds’ exposure to liability in securities class actions, including the IPO Securities Litigation, and defended underwriters who were the subject of putative federal securities class actions.
Mr. Galbraith graduated from Connecticut College with a B.A. in Government in 1992. He earned his J.D. in 2002 from Fordham University School of Law, where he was a member of the Dean’s List and was Editor-in-Chief of the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal.
Licensed since 2003
Kevin is the consummate lawyer who brings an ideal combination of traits and talents to any matter he works on. He is extremely bright and highly articulate. He conveys information clearly and succinctly. He is fair and open-minded, yet also can be firm and passionate when the need arises. He is creative, but he also applies rigor and discipline to the matters he attends to. He is well-read and maintains an understanding of developments in the law and in society. Finally, he has a strong sense of values and integrity that informs his daily life. I highly recommend him.
I worked with Kevin for several years at a national law firm on federal criminal matters and regulatory investigations concerning alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and illegal promotion of tax shelters. Kevin is a talented and aggressive attorney who has obtained fantastic results for his clients. Kevin is also personable, sympathetic to his client's needs, and easy to work with. I strongly endorse Kevin.
Scott Pashman Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Attorney||The Law Office of Kevin Galbraith||2013 - Present|
|Attorney||Zamansky & Associates LLC||2009 - 2013|
|Attorney||Dla Piper Us, LLP||2007 - 2009|
|Attorney||Cooley Godward & Kronish, LLP||2002 - 2007|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Association of the Bar of New York City||Member||2013 - Present|
|Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Pasquale & Diane Croce v. UBS Financial Services, Inc.||Award in favor of claimant, including interest|
|Patricia Flanagan v. UBS Financial Services, Inc.||Award in favor of investor, including attorney's fees and interest|
|Non-Public FINRA Enforcement Proceeding||Proceeding closed without sanction to my client|
|Portfolio Media (Law360)||New DOJ Guidelines: Fig Leaf To Avoid Legislation?||2008|
|Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal||Forever on the Installment Plan? An Examination of the Constitutional History of the Copyright Clause and Whether the Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998 Squares with the Founders' Intent||2002|
|Fordham University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|Connecticut College||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
|Panel Presentation||Secondary Liability for Securities Fraud||2010|