William E. Goydan

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Education
  • Rutgers School of Law - Newark, JD, with honors, 1988
  • University of Richmond, BS, cum laude, 1984
Admissions
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Bill represents clients in complex securities matters, focusing on internal investigations, regulatory enforcement and litigation. In addition to handling investigations and litigation, Bill counsels companies and individuals on compliance with securities industry rules, reporting requirements, best practices, enhancements to policies and procedures, regulatory developments and enforcement trends. Bill also assists clients in training business, compliance and legal department personnel.

Bill’s extensive experience includes serving as outside counsel for various national and regional securities firms in the areas of regulatory enforcement, internal investigations, customer arbitrations and employment litigation. Bill served as an arbitrator for the NYSE, and currently serves as an arbitrator for FINRA Dispute Resolution and the National Futures Association.

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William Goydan
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Representation of a broker-dealer in parallel federal grand jury, FINRA and state securities investigations relating to an arbitrage investment fund.

Representation of a bank and broker-dealer in parallel Department of Labor and FINRA investigations into an allegedly fraudulent promissory note scheme.

Representation of a broker-dealer in parallel federal grand jury, FINRA and state securities investigations into an allegedly fraudulent real estate development project.

Representation of hedge funds in market timing investigations by SEC and state regulators.

Representation of a broker-dealer and branch manager in a federal grand jury investigation relating to alleged tax evasion and money laundering involving offshore accounts.

Representation of the Special Litigation Committee of a NYSE-listed corporation in successfully defending against shareholder derivative claims.

Representation of broker-dealers in SEC investigations into insider trading.

Representation of a trading desk supervisor in defense of FINRA investigation into bond mark-ups.

Representation of a broker-dealer in parallel investigations involving federal grand jury, FINRA and state securities investigations regarding an allegedly fraudulent movie production venture.

Representation of broker-dealers in a state securities investigation into marketing of high-yield securities.

Representation of a broker-dealer in a nationwide FINRA investigation into alleged cheating on continuing education exams.

Representation of a broker-dealer and investment adviser in a FINRA investigation into billing practices, proxy delivery and trade confirmations.

Representation of a broker-dealer in parallel investigations by FINRA and state securities regulators into unauthorized trading and Regulation T compliance.

Representation of broker-dealers in multiple FINRA enforcement investigations involving structured notes, exchange traded funds and foreign currency transactions.

Representation of an insurance agent and agency in state insurance investigation into sales practices.

Representation of broker-dealers in multiple FINRA enforcement investigations relating to advertising and sales literature.

Representation of a law firm in defense of class action and federal receiver claims relating to an allegedly fraudulent private placement offering.

Representation of broker-dealers in FINRA arbitrations and related litigations involving sales practice claims by customers.

Representation of broker-dealers in various FINRA investigations into variable annuity sales practices and procedures.

Representation of broker-dealers nationwide in recruiting disputes, including applications for injunctive relief and arbitrations, and related employment claims and promissory note disputes.

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, Woodward/White, Inc., 2017

The Best Lawyers in New York City, Commercial Litigation, 2016

The Best Lawyers Business Edition, Commercial Litigation, 2014

AV Peer Review rated, Martindale-Hubbell