- Robert J. Girard II, a founding partner of Girard Bengali, APC, represents victims of the securities industry in arbitration and litigation. For 20 years, he has built a reputation as a powerful and effective advocate for his clients and recovered millions for investors from most of the major Wall Street brokerage firms. Mr. Girard’s representations include victims of financial elder abuse, securities fraud, unsuitable investment strategies, misrepresentations and account mismanagement.
- Mr. Girard also represents financial industry professionals, brokers and advisors in securities-related employment disputes against major broker-dealers and advisory firms. His representative matters include wrongful discharge, unfair business practices, retaliation, discrimination and Form U5 defamation claims.
Before law school, Mr. Girard first completed his undergraduate education at the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1996. He then went on to attend the Seton Hall University School of Law, from where he graduated cum laude with his Juris Doctor in 2001. He was admitted to practice law in California in 2001. Following law school, Mr. Girard worked at two different major law firms in Los Angeles, specializing in securities arbitration and litigation. His skill and determination have allowed him to build a reputation as a dedicated and fierce representative of his clients' interests.
From 2015 through 2020, Mr. Girard was named to the Southern California Super Lawyers list, and for three consecutive years (2012-2014) he was selected to the Southern California Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers Magazine, a designation earned by less than 2.5% of attorneys under the age of forty.