Darlene Pasieczny ("Pah-shetch-nee")

Accepts Cases
Willing to take Cases under $25,000
Willing to take Cases $25,001 to $50,000
Willing to take Cases $50,001 to $100,000
Willing to take Cases $100,000+

Law School
Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D. magna cum laude


Darlene Pasieczny ("Pah-shetch-nee") is a securities and fiduciary litigator and FINRA arbitrator, and leads the Investor Defenders practice group at Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP. Darlene works on all stages of securities litigation and FINRA arbitration, fiduciary litigation in trust and estate disputes, elder financial abuse, and complex civil litigation. She is active in lobbying for investor protections and FINRA and SEC rule changes. Darlene is also an appellate lawyer, successfully representing clients in appeals in Oregon, Washington, and in briefing before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Educational Background

* Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D. (magna cum laude) and Business Law Certificate
* Columbia University, M.A.
* Reed College, B.A.

Languages Spoken


Honors and Awards

Phi Beta Kappa

Outstanding Service Award, PIABA, 2017

Scholarly Lectures and Writings
  • * Moderator, “Hybrid Advisers: Regulation and Claims Regarding Dual-Registered Brokers and RIAs,” PIABA Securities Law Seminar, Bonita Springs, FL, October 2018
  • * Speaker, “Lunching with Fiduciary Litigators: Red Flags and Strategies for Oregon and Washington,” SYK Seminar Series, Portland, OR, July 2018
  • * Speaker, “Financial Elder Abuse, FINRA & State Legislation: What Securities Professionals, Financial Institutions, and Trust Companies Need to Know,” Portland, OR, July 2018
  • * Moderator, “The Speeding Train of Cryptocurrency Investments, Supervision, and Securities Regulation,” PIABA Mid-Year CLE, Los Angeles, CA, May, 2018
  • * Guest Lecturer, Investor Protection Clinic, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, April 2018
  • * Speaker, “The Nuts and Bolts of SEC Whistle-blower Claims – and how the Recent Digital Realty case Changed the Landscape,” Oregon State Bar Securities Regulation Section, Portland, OR, March 2018
  • * Speaker, “Senate Bill 95, House Bill 2622, and FINRA Rules 2165 & 4512: What Oregon Securities Professionals, Financial Institutions, and Trust Companies Need to Know,” SYK Seminar Series, Portland, OR, March 2018
  • * Speaker, “Senate Bill 95: Safeguarding Seniors,” FPA of Oregon & SW Washington, Portland, OR, February 2018
  • * Guest Lecturer, St. John’s University School of Law, Securities Arbitration Clinic, Queens, NY, February 2018
  • * Moderator, “Cybersecurity: Regulation and Enforcement in the Battle of Attacks on Investors and Firm Information,” PIABA Securities Law Seminar, Colorado Springs, CO, October 2017
  • * Panelist, “FINRA Securities Dispute Resolution – What Lies Beyond the Task Force?” 19th Annual ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference, San Francisco, CA, 2017
  • * Speaker, “War & PEAC: Negotiating with the Tech Industry over Fiduciary Access to Digital Property,” SW Washington Estate Planning Council, Vancouver, WA, 2016
  • * Speaker, “Red Flags in Your Incoming Client’s Portfolio? What You Should Know About Securities Claims for Recovering Investment Losses,” Financial Planning Association of Oregon and SW Washington, Portland, OR, 2016
  • * Moderator, “Blowing the Whistle Under Dodd-Frank & SOX: The SEC’s and CFTC’s Whistle-blower Program,” PIABA Securities Law Seminar, San Diego, CA, 2016
  • * Moderator, “Clearing Firm Liability,” PIABA Securities Law Seminary, Ponte Verda Beach, FL, 2015
  • * Speaker, “Creditors’ Claims,” Oregon Law Institute, 2015 ABCs of Decedents’ Estate Administration, Portland, OR, 2015
  • * Panelist, “Latest Developments in FINRA Securities Arbitration,” 17th Annual ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference, Seattle, WA, 2015
  • * Speaker, “Recent Developments at FINRA“, 33rd Annual Northwest Securities Institute, Portland, OR, 2013
Professional Affiliations and Memberships

Oregon Women Lawyers

Multnomah Bar Association

Public Investors Advocate Bar Association (PIABA)

National Arbitration and Mediation Committee, Public Member

States Admitted with Active License to Practice