Joelle represents investment professionals and financial institutions in state and federal courts and in arbitration proceedings throughout the United States. Her expertise includes the defense of claims concerning suitability, churning, selling away, statutory and common law fraud, misrepresentation, negligence, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, deceptive and unfair trade practice violations, civil theft, elder abuse and exploitation, and failure to supervise. She also has extensive experience representing registered representatives seeking expungement of disclosures from their Central Registration Depository records maintained by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
As a complement to her broader financial services practice, Joelle helps manage the firm’s Senior and Vulnerable Investor Group. She advises, trains, and defends corporate clients who confront issues affecting senior investors and regularly speaks on issues in this space.
Clients gain from Joelle’s experience investigating and litigating sophisticated claims concerning a vast array of financial products including stocks, municipal and corporate bonds, mutual funds (closed and open-end), floating rate funds, penny stocks, structured products, exchange-traded funds, options, hedge funds, foreign securities, annuities, life insurance policies, credit lines, and margin. She additionally represents financial services companies and their employees in third party matters, including in interpleader and garnishment actions, as well as in connection with subpoenas for documents and testimony.