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


Darlene Pasieczny is a securities and fiduciary litigator and FINRA arbitrator, and leads the Investor Defenders practice group at Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP. Darlene works 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. Admitted to practice in Oregon and Washington, Darlene also represents individual investors and groups of investors nationwide in FINRA arbitration cases.

Accepts Cases
Willing to take Cases $20,001 to $50,000
Willing to take Cases $50,001 to $100,000
Willing to take Cases $100,000+

Educational Background

Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D. 2012 (magna cum laude) and Business Law Certificate

Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, M.A., 2003
   Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies, 2001-2002

Reed College, B.A., 2001
   Reed Commendation for Excellence in Scholarship, 1997-2001

Honors and Awards

Phi Beta Kappa

Outstanding Service Award, PIABA, 2017

Scholarly Lectures and Writings

Speaker, "Recent Developments at FINRA," 33rd Annual Northwest Securities Institute seminar, 2013

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

Panelist, “Clearing Firm Liability,” PIABA Securities Law Session,(Ponte Vedra Beach, FL), 2015

Speaker, “War and 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

Panelist, “Blowing the Whistle Under Dodd-Frank & SOX: The SEC’s and CFTC’s Whistleblower Program,” PIABA Securities Law Session (San Diego, CA), 2016

Panelist, "FINRA Securities Dispute Resolution - What Lies Beyond the Task Force?" 19th Annual ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference (San Francisco, CA), 2017

Moderator, "Cybersecurity: Regulation and Enforcement in the Battle of Attacks on Investor and Firm Information," PIABA Securities Law Session (Colorado Springs, CO), 2017

Speaker, “Senate Bill 95: Safeguarding Seniors,” FPA of Oregon & SW Washington (Portland, OR), 2018

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

Oregon Women Lawyers

Gus J. Solomon Inn of Court

Multnomah Bar Association

Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA)

Oregon Trial Lawyers Association

States Admitted with Active License to Practice