Philip M. Aidikoff

Philip M. Aidikoff

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Securities Litigation Attorney in Beverly Hills, CA

Aidikoff, Uhl & Bakhtiari
 | 9454 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: 310-274-0666
Fax: 310-859-0513
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas:
  • Securities Litigation
    Attorney Profile

    Mr. Aidikoff is a past President and Director Emeritus of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA). He served a five-year term (with three years as chair) of the National Arbitration and Mediation Committee of FINRA (formerly the NASD) which provides recommendations on rules, regulations and procedures governing arbitrations, mediations and dispute resolution. He served as one of three public members of the Securities Industry Conference on Arbitration (“SICA”), which was created with the support of the Securities and Exchange Commission to help protect the interests of public investors in securities arbitration.  He also served as one of two investor advocates on the Securities Investor Protection Corporation ("SIPC") modernization task force.  He served as a member of the FINRA Arbitration Task Force (2014-2015) which provided recommendations aimed at improving the transparency, impartiality and efficiency of securities arbitration. He was also named by the National Law Journal as one of the 50 Litigation Trailblazers & Pioneers (2014). His legal rating as an attorney is the highest available, “AV”.

    Mr. Aidikoff has served on the faculty of the Practicing Law Institute (1996, 1997, 2002), NASD Fall Securities Conference (2002, 2004, 2005, 2006), NASAA Enforcement Conference (2002, 2004), NASAA Attorney/Investigator Training Conference (2006), University of Cincinnati School of Law Symposium-Twenty Years after Shearson v. McMahon  (2007),  SCMA  Conference  (2005),  NERA  Securities  Litigation  Seminar (2004), New York City Bar Securities Arbitration program (2002), Los Angeles County Bar  Association  Securities  Arbitration  program  (2006, 2011, 2013 and 2015),  the  NASD faculty for training of discovery arbitrators and on the JAMS faculty for training of securities arbitrators. He was a member of the NASD Neutral Roster Task Force (2005-2006), the FINRA Arbitrator Training Task Force (2009-2010), FINRA Discovery Guide Task Force (2010-2013), and National Roundtable on Consumer and Employment Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University 2012. He has appeared on CNBC, CNN/fn, PBS Nightly Business Report, National Public Radio, CBS Radio, and the Business Channel addressing investor rights topics, and has been quoted on securities matters in the Wall Street Journal, the Dow Jones News Service, Newsweek, Reuters, Fortune Magazine, Business Week, Money Magazine, Bloomberg News Service, Forbes, Medical Economics, Registered Representative, The New York Times, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and other national and local press. For five years he wrote a weekly column in the Palm Springs Desert Sun on issues of interest to investors.

    About Philip Aidikoff

    Admitted: 1975, California

    Professional Webpage: http://www.securitiesarbitration.com/aidikoff.php

    Honors/Awards:

    • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
    • Mr. Aidikoff was named by the National Law Journal as one of the 50 Litigation Trailblazers & Pioneers, National Law Journal, 2014

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Securities Industry Conference on Arbitration ("SICA"), Public Member
    • Member, National Roundtable on Consumer and Employment Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University 2012
    • FINRA Arbitration Task Force, Member
    • NASAA Enforcement Conference, Faculty (2002, 2004)
    • SCMA Conference, Faculty (2005)
    • California, 1975
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association Securities Arbitration program, Faculty (2006, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2019)
    • Securities Investor Protection Corporation ("SIPC") modernization task force, Investor Advocate
    • FINRA Discovery Guide Task Force, Faculty (2010-2013)
    • United States Supreme Court, 1981
    • NASD Fall Securities Conference, Faculty (2002, 2004, 2005, 2006)
    • University of Cincinnati School of Law Symposium-Twenty Years after Shearson v. McMahon, Faculty (2007)
    • United States District Court for the District of Colorado, 2011
    • New York City Bar Securities Arbitration program, Faculty (2002)
    • National Arbitration and Mediation Committee of FINRA (formerly the NASD), Chair
    • FINRA Arbitrator Training Task Force, Faculty (2009-2010)
    • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA), Past President and Director Emeritus
    • Practicing Law Institute, Faculty (1996, 1997, 2002)
    • NASAA Attorney/Investigator Training Conference, Faculty (2006)
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1999
    • NERA Securities Litigation Seminar, Faculty (2004)
    • United States District Court Central District California, 1976
    • NASD Neutral Roster Task Force, Member (2005-2006)

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Control Person Liability in the Securities Industry: A Legal Overview and Practical ApplicationsPracticing Law Institute Securities Arbitration Handbook, 1997
    • Trends in Preventing Senior Financial Abuse, PLI Current White Collar Practice Journal, 2019
    • Recognizing and Guarding Against Fiduciary Abuse, National Guardianship Association National Convention, 1996
    • Take it or Leave it: Case Evaluation and Retention, Practicing Law Institute Securities Arbitration Handbook, 1995
    • Trying Asset/Mortgage Backed Securities Cases: A Practical Guide, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, 2007
    • Discoverability Of Wells Submissions: What They Are And How To Get Them, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, 2012
    • Discovery of Regulatory Documents: Debunking the Myth of the "SEC" Privilege in Securities Arbitration, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, 2011
    • Stockbrokerage Firm Liability: A Pre-Litigation Analysis, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles "Advocate" (1996), reprinted in the Arizona Trial Lawyer Association "Advocate" (January 1997)
    • The Brave New World of Banks Selling Securities: Offline and Online, Practicing Law Institute Securities Arbitration Handbook, 1996
    • Recognizing and Evaluating Stockbroker Liability, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles Convention, 1995
    • The Use of Third Party Subpoenas to Determine a Brokerage Firm's Pre-Hiring Due Diligence and Post-Hiring Supervision, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, 2015
    • Market Adjusted Damages in the FINRA Forum, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (2014) reprinted in the Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California Advocate (April 2016)
    • Arbitrators Misclassified: Looking Back to Move Forward, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, 2011
    • The Prospectus Defense: Defeating It As A Matter of Fact and Law, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, 2009
    • Wall Street Does it Again: The Auction Rate Securities Fraud, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, 2008
    • Take it or Leave it: Case Evaluation and Retention, Practicing Law Institute Securities Arbitration Handbook, 1995
    • Broker Abuse: Recovering for your Client, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Advocate, 1993
    • Limited Fund Class Action Settlement Real Or Imagined: The Billitteri Case Study, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, 2011
    • FINRA Six–Year Eligibility Rule 12206: The Purchase Date is Often Not the Triggering “Occurrence or Event Giving Rise to a Claim”, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, 2013
    • A Practical Guide To The New NASD Code of Arbitration Procedure For Customer DisputesPracticing Law Institute Securities Arbitration Handbook (2006), also Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (2006)
    • Third Party Money Managers: Brokerage Firms' Duty to Monitor and Resulting LiabilityPracticing Law Institute Securities Arbitration Handbook, 2005
    • I Didn't Say That, Oh Yes You Did: The Use of Court Reporters in Securities ArbitrationPublic Investors Arbitration Bar Association, 2005
    • From Wall Street to Main Street: A Guide To Litigation Over Hedge Funds Sold by Brokerage Firms to Retail Investors, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, 2005
    • Confidentiality and Compliance Manuals: The Fight for Unfettered AccessPracticing Law Institute Securities Arbitration Handbook (2005), also Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, 2004
    • Due Diligence or Don't: Pre-Filing Considerations and Claim DraftingPublic Investors Arbitration Bar Association, 2003
    • Comments on The Claimant's Bar On Proposed Changes In The Expungement ProcessThe Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 2002
    • Arbitration: Can It Be Waived? Practicing Law Institute Securities Arbitration Handbook, 2002
    • 2001: An Update On Best Execution and Suitability Standards For Online TradingPublic Investors Arbitration Bar Association (2001)
    • After the Correction: Are Your Losses Recoverable? American Pathology Foundation, 2001
    • Selective Recission and the Offset Defense in Securities Cases: A Survey of the LawPublic Investors Arbitration Bar Association, 2000
    • Motion Practice in Securities Arbitration: A Claimant's Point of View, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, 1999
    • Why Shouldn't Clearing Firms be Liable, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, 1998
    • Clearing Firm Liability: A Forward Looking Analysis, Practicing Law Institute Securities Arbitration Handbook, 1998
    • Liability of Control Persons at Second Tier Firms, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, 1997

    Educational Background:

    • University of California at Berkeley, B.A., Dean's List, 1969

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    Office Location for Philip M. Aidikoff

    9454 Wilshire Boulevard
    Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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