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Safeguarding Against Financial Exploitation of Senior Investors: What Attorneys Need To Know

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Produced on April 19, 2018

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Course Information

Time 1h 2m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Business, Corporate, & Securities Elder

Course Description

One in five seniors are the victim of financial fraud. $2.6 billion in senior funds are lost to financial exploitation each years. Given the fact that the 65+ year old population in the U.S. will double to 71.5 million by 2030, senior investor fraud and exploitation is and will continue to be a hot topic. This course will address cases involving exploitation of seniors as well as the statutory and regulatory framework aimed at protecting senior investors.

Join Angela Turiano and Matthew Plant for a discussion on these issues. Ms. Turiano and Mr. Plant are both New York City-based Principals of the firm Bressler, Amery & Ross. They each focus their practices in securities litigation and regulatory matters. Mr. Plant is also a member of the Firm’s Senior Issues Group, a multi-discipline group that seeks to provide counsel to clients who confront issues affecting seniors and Ms. Turiano has defended a number of matters involving senior fraud.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Familiarize yourself with the growing problem of financial exploitation of senior investors
  2. Review the various regulatory and civil actions involving senior investor fraud
  3. Discuss how to best defend your clients against allegations of senior fraud
  4. Discover how securities industry regulators are addressing senior-related concerns
  5. Examine the statutory and regulatory framework intended to protect senior investors

Credit Information

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Matthew Plant

Bressler, Amery & Ross

Matt Plant focuses in securities litigation and regulatory law. He has appeared on behalf of corporate and institutional clients in federal and state courts in New York and New Jersey, and at arbitrations before various self-regulatory organizations. He also represents individual registered representatives and corporate clients in connection with self-regulatory organizations and state investigations and inquiries.

Over the past years, Matt has personally witnessed product failures that have resulted in complex litigation for his clients. These failures have included hedge funds and structured products, among other examples. Matt is highly adept in guiding his clients beyond such obstacles and in overcoming financial product specific litigation claims.

Because Matt understands how financial products and services are structured and managed, his ability to work with witnesses involved in litigation claims is highly developed, and frequently a competitive edge for his clients. Often in partnership with in-house counsel, Matt has worked with his clients to ensure that such matters are handled in a consistent fashion and as efficiently as possible, never losing sight of achieving a positive result.

Matt is also a member of Bressler's Senior Issues: Counseling and Litigation Defense group. The lawyers in this group have a shared interest in providing counsel to corporate clients who confront issues affecting seniors.

Angela Turiano

Bressler, Amery & Ross

Angela Turiano focuses in the representation of brokerage firms and individual registered representatives in customer and employment arbitrations and litigation. Angela has worked as in-house counsel for two major securities firms, so she understands, from an internal perspective, the highly specific needs of her clients. Known for her composure and her commitment to achieving results, Angela’s clients also value that she serves as a FINRA Arbitrator. On many occasions, her experience in this capacity has benefited them greatly in terms of navigating beyond FINRA related obstacles.

Angela is a practiced trial lawyer who has appeared on behalf of corporate clients in New York federal and state courts and in arbitrations before various self-regulatory organizations. In addition to her extensive work in the securities arena, Angela has also represented individuals in both state and federal criminal prosecutions, from inception through trial. Prior to entering private practice, Angela served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, where she prosecuted and successfully brought to trial multiple felony cases including Burglary, Narcotics Sale, Robbery and Kidnapping. 

Highly respected throughout the financial services industry, Angela is an active speaker in the securities community, including speaking engagements at the renowned NYU Stern School of Business and client firm roundtables and compliance conferences. She also served as a panelist for the American Conference Institute, where she has lectured on the latest trends in securities litigation. 

Angela partners with corporate clients to provide free legal advice at the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) small business legal clinic, as well as volunteers annually as a mock arbitrator/trial judge in various law school competitions. Angela also speaks annually at the Lincoln High School Career Day in Yonkers, NY. 



Learned a lot. Thanks.

Paul G.

Excellent presentation by the co- presenters from Bressler.

Belinda B.

Very good presentation about an important topic

David S.


Whitney A.

Slides were excellent, presenters worked well together

Paul P.

Thank you.

paul c.

Pretty specialized area but interesting.

Cynthia K.

Faculty well-informed from a highly regarded law firm. Gave a balanced presentation in friendly professional manner. Well done.

Ann K.

Very thorough with good examples and practical advise

Jonah M.

good presentation

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