Girard Bengali, APC Launches New Website

March 01, 2017 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Los Angeles, California, February 28, 2017 - Girard Bengali, APC, a firm specializing in securities, employment and business litigation and arbitration, is pleased to announce the launch of their completely redesigned law firm website. It features a fresh, cutting-edge design, user-friendly navigation, and up-to-date news and information. Created to be user-friendly, the website can be viewed on smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices without a loss of functionality. Interactive features include detailed information about the attorneys and practice areas, an online contact form, social media links, and a news feed with the latest updates about the firm.

"Our website reflects the caliber of our firm and its employees," said founding partner Robert Girard. He added, "I believe our new website represents the firm that we are: modern, efficient and progressive."

Girard Bengali represents institutional and individual investors, along with financial professionals, in securities litigation in both state and federal courts, as well as in securities arbitrations before FINRA and other forums. The firm has a growing practice representing victims of elder financial abuse, and investigates and pursues claims involving a broad range of financial and investment products, such as stocks, bonds, options, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), private placements, mutual funds, hedge funds, variable annuities, derivatives, and commodities. In addition, the firm represents individuals and small to mid-size companies in employment and business disputes.

Girard Bengali is committed to obtaining justice and pursuing the compensation wronged investors and employees deserve.

Robert J. Girard II, a founding partner of Girard Bengali, APC, has more than 15 years of experience in the areas of securities litigation, securities arbitration and employment disputes. He represents clients in Los Angeles, California, and throughout the state.

Mr. Girard advocates for institutional and individual investors in their legal disputes. He has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients from the biggest Wall Street brokerages. He also represents securities professionals in their employment disputes with broker-dealer firms. His representative matters have included wrongful termination cases, unfair business practices claims and FINRA regulatory matters. In one case, Mr. Girard secured a $3.7 million arbitration award against a FINRA member in California on behalf of individual brokers.

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 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 2017, Mr. Girard has been 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.

Dedicated to his profession, Mr. Girard is actively involved in multiple legal organizations. His memberships include the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Italian American Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, the Beverly Hills Bar Association and the National Association of Independent Brokers-Dealers, Inc.

Omar H. Bengali is a Founding Partner of Girard Bengali. Mr. Bengali's primary practice areas include labor and employment litigation and securities arbitration. Mr. Bengali began his career representing a wide array of companies in state and federal court. Having founded Girard Bengali, he now specializes in representing executives, employees and small to mid-size companies with all aspects of employment law.

Mr. Bengali litigates all types of employment-related claims and regularly represents employees and executives with claims involving wrongful termination, wage and hour violations, retaliation and discrimination, both inside and outside of the securities industry. Mr. Bengali places particular focus on claims brought by female employees and executives who have been discriminated against on the basis of pregnancy, sexually harassed at work or denied equal pay. Mr. Bengali has defended clients in retaliation and discrimination suits, among others. He has also represented employers before federal agencies on I-9 audits and investigations. In one such audit, Mr. Bengali successfully defended an employer against an Immigration and Customs Enforcement audit, avoiding penalties in excess of several million dollars.

Mr. Bengali's employment practice extends into the securities arena, including the representation of financial professionals against broker-dealer firms in FINRA arbitrations, as well as successfully counseling clients through FINRA regulatory and enforcement inquiries.

In 2016 and 2017, Mr. Bengali 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.

For more information, please visit or call (323) 302-8300.

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