McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Principal Hugh D. Berkson has recently been re-elected to a third term by the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA).
Since its formation in 1990, PIABA has promoted the interests of the public investor in all securities and commodities arbitration forums, while also advocating for public education regarding investment fraud and industry misconduct.
“I am proud that my contemporaries elected me to my third term, allowing me to continue to advocate for public investors in the national forum,” said Berkson, who has represented investors for twenty years. “I originally ran for the Board to work to fight the problems associated with unpaid arbitration awards, but have very much enjoyed participating at the leadership level across the broad spectrum of issues PIABA has tackled and continues to address. While I have no intention of giving up on the unpaid arbitration award issue, I look forward to continuing to help PIABA continue its good work, in whatever manner I can, as the Association continues to grow and evolve to protect public investors’ interests.”
Berkson focuses his practice on securities arbitration and litigation. He has served as a resource regarding important issues concerning American investors, and has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, Investment News, On Wall Street, Financial Planning, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and other media outlets.