Samuel T. Acker
Sam has represented plaintiffs and defendants in securities arbitrations involving a broad range of investment products, sales practice violations, and supervisory issues. His practice also has included representing defendants in state and federal court and before regulatory agencies in matters involving securities laws, contract disputes, and other fraud-related claims. His considerable experience in investigating and analyzing claims, drafting pleadings and briefs, managing discovery, negotiating settlements, and trying cases sets his skill set apart from his contemporaries. A Dallas native, Sam brings an enthusiasm to the practice of law that impresses clients and peers alike.
Practice Areas: Business and Commercial Litigation, Securities Litigation and Arbitration, White-Collar Criminal Defense
- Obtained dismissal of unauthorized trading, breach of fiduciary duty and failure to supervise claims asserted against broker-dealer and individual defendants following portfolio reallocation to common stocks.
- Successfully argued motion to dismiss based on statute of limitations before Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) arbitration panel, thereby avoiding liability of broker-dealer and registered representative for alleged churning and unsuitable investment recommendations.
- Negotiated favorable settlement of significant claim against broker-dealer relating to alleged improper account disbursements and fraud in connection with receipt and retention of power of attorney form.
State Bar of Texas
State Bar of New York
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
Texas State District Courts
American Bar Association
Dallas Bar Association
American University Washington College of Law, J.D., cum laude
The University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A.