John O. Lukanski

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Education
  • Vanderbilt University Law School, JD, 1998
  • Seton Hall University, BS, magna cum laude, 1995
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
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Affiliations

New Jersey State Bar Association - Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Committee Member

Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, Compliance & Legal Section

With nearly two decades of experience, John is a trusted adviser to wealth management firms. On a national basis, John has managed a wide range of matters, including sensitive internal reviews, high profile regulatory investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and state regulators, complex FINRA Rule 4530 and U4/U5 disclosure issues, and contentious litigation and arbitration proceedings. John's unique experience gives his clients the value of his perspective, enabling them to make informed strategic decisions. John works efficiently, concisely delivering usable advice to his clients.

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John Lukanski
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Representation of a broker-dealer in parallel FINRA and U.S. Attorney investigations into an alleged unauthorized currency exchange and money laundering of foreign currency.

Representation of a broker-dealer in parallel FINRA and state investigations into unauthorized trading and investments made with the proceeds of non-purpose loans.

Representation of a broker-dealer in various unrelated FINRA enforcement investigations involving structured notes, exchange traded funds and foreign currency transactions.

Representation of a broker-dealer in various unrelated FINRA enforcement investigations involving the creation of false performance reports, unapproved sales literature, advertising issues and unapproved third party research.

Representation of a broker-dealer in an NASD Enforcement (now FINRA) investigation into variable annuity sales.

Representation of a broker-dealer with regard to its advisory practice and ADV disclosures.

Representation of a broker-dealer in multiple matters involving the use of fee-based brokerage accounts.

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

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

Representation of a broker-dealer in an SEC investigation into insider trading.

Representation of a broker-dealer in a New Jersey Bureau of Securities investigation related to sales of high-yield securities.

Representation of an accounting firm in an SEC investigation into audits of SEC registrants based in the People’s Republic of China.

Representation of a crude oil derivatives trader in litigation regarding garden leave and other restrictive covenant clauses.

Representation of a celebrity radio host in parallel federal and state litigation with his former employer involving claims of trademark infringement and non-compete claims.

Representation of a railroad in litigation involving easements in real estate.

Representation of a major New Jersey casino in a regulatory proceeding involving surveillance and security procedures.