Joshua A. Katz, Esq.Of Counsel
Joshua A. Katz practices in the areas of Securities Arbitration and Litigation, Complex Commercial Litigation, Securities Regulation and Enforcement, Receivership Litigation, and Broker-Dealer Compliance and Defense.PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Since 2004, Mr. Katz has focused his practice in the area of broker-dealer arbitration before FINRA, or the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, formerly known as the NASD or National Association of Securities Dealers. Mr. Katz has extensive experience representing public investors, brokers, and broker-dealers in arbitrations involving:
- unauthorized trading;
- civil theft;
- abuse of the elderly;
- selling away;
- excessive trading;
- breach of fiduciary duty; and
- fraud and misrepresentation.
Prior to joining Sallah Astarita & Cox, Mr. Katz was an associate for the law firm of Klein & Sallah, LLC. He has advised and represented brokerage firms in proceedings related to non-solicitation agreements, promissory notes, and misappropriation of trade secrets. In addition to securities-related arbitrations, Mr. Katz has prosecuted and defended numerous commercial and securities-related cases in federal and state courts, including claims under Article 8 of the Uniform Commercial Code and for conversion, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraud.
Mr. Katz began developing his securities law experience before graduating from law school. During the summers of 2002 and 2003 and the spring of 2004, he worked for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") as a Certified Legal Intern.EDUCATION
Mr. Katz received his law degree (Cum Laude) from the University of Miami School of Law in 2004. While at the University of Miami, he served as a staff editor for the Inter-American Law Review and was elected as a Senator on the Student Bar Association.
Before law school, Mr. Katz was a Ph.D. candidate in modern French and German history, a Hurst Scholar and Teaching Fellow at American University in Washington, D.C. Mr. Katz attended the College of William and Mary and received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University, where he became a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.BAR MEMBERSHIPS AND JURISDICTIONS ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
Mr. Katz became a member of the Florida Bar in 2004 and is admitted to practice in the state courts of Florida and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Member of the Middle and Northern Districts of Florida.