Ryan K. Bakhtiari

Ryan K. Bakhtiari

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Securities Litigation Attorney in Beverly Hills, CA

Aidikoff, Uhl & Bakhtiari
 | 9454 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 303
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: 310-274-0666
Fax: 310-859-0513
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2005 - 2013
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Securities Litigation (80%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

As a partner at Aidikoff, Uhl & Bakhtiari, Ryan K. Bakhtiari focuses his practice on securities arbitration and litigation.  Aidikoff, Uhl & Bakhtiari is an “AV” rated law firm with a worldwide practice representing individuals and institutions in disputes with Wall Street and the financial services industry. Attorneys for the firm regularly appear before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) which was created in 2007 through the consolidation of the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) enforcement and arbitration divisions, as well as in numerous state and federal courts to resolve financial disputes between customers, employees, banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies and other members of the financial services industry.

After earning his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California Los Angeles, Mr. Bakhtiari went on to attend Southwestern Law School. He received his Juris Doctor in 1998.

Mr. Bakhtiari has built a reputation on his knowledge and expertise. He was appointed chairman of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.'s, National Arbitration and Mediation Committee in June of 2013. Additionally, several publications have quoted Mr. Bakhtiari on issues relating to investor's rights matters, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the New York Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Business Journal, Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg.

Staying active in the legal community, Mr. Bakhtiari is admitted to practice law in the states of California, Texas, New York and in the District of Columbia, as well as before the United States District Court for the Central District of California, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado and the United States District Court Southern District of New York.

About Ryan Bakhtiari

Admitted: 1998, California

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

Honors/Awards:

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Journal of Law and Trade in the Americas, Lead Articles Editor, Southwestern University School of Law

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Also admitted: District of Columbia, 1999; Texas, 2004; and New York, 2005

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States District Court Northern District California, 2000
  • New York, 2005
  • New York City Bar Association's presentation of Securities Arbitration and Mediation Hot Topics, Faculty 
  • National Arbitration and Mediation Committee of FINRA, Public member
  • California, 1998
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1999
  • Texas, 2004
  • United States District Court Eastern District of California, 2013
  • Nasdaq OMX BX Arbitration Committee, Public member
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association 2008-2013
  • United States District Court Southern District of New York, 2015
  • District of Columbia, 1999
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2000
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado, 2011
  • National Arbitration and Mediation Committee ("NAMC") of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Chairman
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, President, 2011 to 2012
  • United States District Court Central District California, 1998

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Trends in Preventing Senior Financial Abuse, Practicing Law Institute Securities Arbitration Handbook, 2019
  • Post-Settlement Expungements: An Investor Protection Problem That Continues To Wait For a FINRA Solution, Practicing Law Institute Securities Arbitration Handbook, 2017
  • The 20-Day Exchange: Identification of Expert Witnesses, FINRA - The Neutral Corner, 2016
  • Confidentiality in the FINRA Forum, Practicing Law Institute Securities Arbitration Handbook, 2015
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Time for a Uniform Fiduciary Duty Is Now, St. John's Law Review, Vol. 87: Iss. 2 & 3, 313, 2013
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Credit Crisis Glossary, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, 2008
  • Supervising Retail Customer Accounts, Public 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
  • Practice Pointers For Trying the Variable Annuity Case, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, 2004
  • Governing Law Clauses in Customer Agreements, Public Investors Bar Association, 2003
  • Arbitration: Can It Be Waived?, Practicing Law Institute Securities Arbitration Handbook, 2002
  • 2001: An Update On Best Execution and Suitability Standards For Online Trading, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, 2001
  • Selective Recission and the Offset Defense in Securities Cases: A Survey of the Law, Public 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 Analysi, Practicing Law Institute Securities Arbitration Handbook, 1998
  • Control Person Liability in the Securities Industry: A Legal Overview and Practical Applications, Practicing Law Institute Securities Arbitration Handbook, 1997
  • Liability of Control Persons at Second Tier Firms, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, 1997
  • PIABA Bar Journal, Managing editor
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association annual meeting

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Maria Brezden, et al. v. Associated Securities Corp, et al., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 49557 (C.D. Cal. 2009), Petition to Vacate $8.9 million arbitration award successfully denied
  • Hosier, et al. v. Citigroup Global Markets, Inc., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 146670 (D. Colo. December 21, 2011), Confirmation of $54.1 million arbitration award, including punitive damages and attorneys fees
  • Goodman v. CIBC Oppenheimer & Co., 131 F. Supp. 2d 1180 (C.D. Cal. 2001), Federal Arbitration Act does not provide an independent basis for federal subject matter jurisdiction
  • Coutee v. Barington Capital Group, LP, 336 F.3d 1128 (9th Cir. 2003), Confirmation of arbitration award of punitive damages and attorneys fees

Educational Background:

  • B.A., University of California Los Angeles, 1995
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Office Location for Ryan K. Bakhtiari

9454 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 303
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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