Ross is an experienced securities and commercial litigator and founding partner of Carmel, Milazzo & DiChiara. Ross has significant experience representing public and private companies, start-ups, brokers, broker-dealers, and investors in all aspects of securities and commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation. Ross regularly appears before state and federal courts, arbitration tribunals, and regulatory agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) and the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”).
Ross has extensive experience arbitrating customer and industry disputes before FINRA where he handled hundreds of cases throughout the United States. Ross tried numerous cases to verdict where he successfully defended customer complaints and prosecuted claims, including a recent decision, which awarded over $1.5 million dollars in damages.
Ross regularly assists and advises brokers and broker-dealers in all aspects of broker-dealer compliance, including both SEC and FINRA rules and regulations, helping them navigate through the ever evolving regulatory landscape. In addition, Ross is an accomplished commercial litigator with a focus on complex securities and employment litigations. He is experienced in business disputes, business divorces, employer-employee compensation disputes, and determinations of employee/independent contractor status before the Department of Labor and the Supreme Court of New York, Appellate Division.
Ross also advises entrepreneurs and start-ups from entity formation, to funding, to exit, acting as outside general counsel to many small and medium sized businesses.
Ross is a pragmatist, believing in cost-effective and practical solutions for his clients.
|NY||Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday||2009||12/09/2020|
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|Super Lawyers||Thomson Reuters||2017|
|Cali||Academic Excellence in Trial Practice||2008|
|Partner||Carmel, Milazzo & DiChiara LLP||2016 - Present|
|Attorney||Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference LLP||2013 - 2016|
|Attorney||Alonso, Andalkar & Facher PC||2009 - 2013|
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|American Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|brokerfraudrecovery.com||Carmel, Milazzo & DiChiara LLP Files Lawsuit Against Downing Partners, LLC, 3si Systems, LLC, Surgical Safety Solutions, LLC, David Wagner, Michael Shaut and Others Alleging an Employment and Investment Ponzi Scheme||2016|
|InvestmentNews.com||The DOL fiduciary rule's effect on small broker-dealers||2016|
|Wealthmanagement.com||Crowdfunding Is a Crowd Failure||2016|
|CMDllp.com||Whistleblower Earns $3.5 Million Award for Bolstering Ongoing Investigation||2016|
|Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|State University of New York at Buffalo||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|
|WeWork Lunchtime Education Series||Securities Offerings for Startups||2016|
|American Arbitration Association; Case No: 01-17-0001-3167||Clients were awarded over $10,000,000 in damages, including $6,000,000 in punitive damages,|
|FINRA Case No: 14-02823||Represented Claimant who was awarded $1,527,728.91 plus interest at the rate of 9% per annum.|
|FINRA Case No: 12-02409||Represented two Respondents, and successfully received decision which denied Claimant's claims in their entirety. In addition, the allegations were successfully expunged from clients' FINRA CRD and BrokerCheck.|
|FINRA Case No: 12-03062||Represented Respondent and successfully received decision denying Claimants' claims in their entirety.|
|FINRA Case No: 09-07148||Client awarded $272,501.71, plus interest and attorneys’ fees.|
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