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Freeman Freeman & Smiley Augments Securities Litigation Practice With Addition of Richard A. D’amura in Los Angeles

January 12, 2017
Los Angeles

Freeman Freeman & Smiley LLP is pleased to announce that Richard A. D’Amura has joined its Financial Services, Securities Regulation and Litigation practice as a partner in the Los Angeles office.

Mr. D’Amura concentrates his practice on securities litigation and arbitration, and professional liability defense. His securities practices focuses on the representation of financial advisors and broker-dealers in litigation before FINRA Dispute Resolution, including the defense of licensed individuals in investigations by securities regulatory agencies. He has handled hundreds of securities matters throughout the country.

“Rich brings a depth of expertise in securities litigation that will further strengthen our nationally recognized Securities practice,” said Michael Blumenfeld, Chair of the Litigation Department.  He added: “Rich is highly experienced and recognized in the securities industry and will be an outstanding addition to our team.”

Mr. D’Amura also has extensive experience defending insurance agents and insurance agencies in litigation, as well as directors and officers in shareholder disputes. . In addition, he has represented some of the Country’s largest insurance companies in litigation and investigations, including defense of fraudulent claims, insurance fraud investigations and the prosecution of civil claims against insurance fraud rings.

“Joining FFS is an exciting opportunity,” said Mr. D’Amura. “A full-service platform and the partnership of an industry leader in Michael Blumenfeld will allow me to provide my clients with the legal expertise they need to succeed in litigation.”  

Mr. D’Amura earned his LL.M. in Securities and Financial Regulation from Georgetown University Law, J.D., cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law, and B.S. from Fairfield University. He is admitted to practice in California, Florida and New York.

Mr. D’Amura brings two additional attorneys to the firm: Amaris P. Mao and Kelsey Hotchkiss, both associates  

About Freeman Freeman & Smiley, LLP

Freeman Freeman & Smiley, LLP celebrates 40 years as a nationally recognized, full-service law firm.  From two Southern California offices, our attorneys serve clients who range from Fortune 500 companies to start-up businesses to individuals in the areas of Bankruptcy and Insolvency, Business Transactions and Tax, Charitable Organizations, Estate Planning, Fashion, Intellectual Property, International, Labor and Employment, Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Probate and Trust Administration, Real Estate, and Securities Regulation and Litigation.  For the fifth consecutive year, we have been ranked Tier 1 amongst 2017 “Best Law Firms” by Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report, and we have been recognized by BTI Power Rankings 2016: The Law Firms with the Best Client Relationships.  More information at: ffslaw.com.