Melanie S. Cherdack

Melanie S. Cherdack

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Securities Litigation Attorney in Miami, FL

Investor Fraud Lawyers
 | 100 SE 2nd Street, 44th Floor
Miami, FL 33131
Phone: 3053492336
Fax: 305-349-2310
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2015
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Securities Litigation (80%),
  • Securities & Corporate Finance (10%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Former Wall Street lawyer Melanie Cherdack has over 25 years of experience in securties litigation and arbitration.  Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Cherdack  served as  Assistant General Counsel  to  Painewebber (now UBS). Since 1996, she has been representing individual and institutional investors worldwide who have been harmed by the fraud or negligence of their brokers. She is a frequent author of articles in this area, as well as a law school lecturer. Ms. Cherdack is a committe chair for PIABA, the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, and is active in this organization which advocates on behalf of the investing public.  She has handled hundreds of cases  on behalf of investors, and has  lectured on securities arbitration issues  before both  regulatory and trade organizations on current topics in the area of securities arbitration. Ms. Cherdack serves as an arbitrator for FINRA (Formerly NASD) as well as for the NFA (National Futures Association). She is rated AV preeminent by her peers. Ms. Cherdack has in the past  served as an arbitrator trainer for the NASD.   Ms. Cherdack additionally represents brokers in employment disputes with their firms. Currently, Ms. Cherdack is of counsel to Genovese Joblove & Battista, PA and can be found at www.investorfraudlaw.com or 305-349-2336.

About Melanie Cherdack

Admitted: 1985, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.investorfraudlaw.com/about-us/

Honors/Awards:

  • University of Florida Law Review, Senior Editor. JD, with honors, 1985 Dade County Bar Association Pro Bono Award 1991 and 1993  

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Speaker at PIABA Annual Meeting on Women In Securities Arbitration , 2018
  • Editorial Board of PIABA Bar Journal, 2020
  • Chair: Arbitrator Recruitment Committee for the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, 2012

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Guest Lecturer and University of Florida Levin College of Law FINRA Arbitration Course., 2019
  • Volunteer attorney at Americans for Immigrant Justice, 2019
  • Guest Lecturer at University of Miami Investor Rights Clinic 2012.  , 2012

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Author of the following publications appearing in the PLI Securities Arbitration Course Handbook and other Securities Publications: The Pen is Mightier than the Market: Drafting a Securities Arbitration Statement of Claim; Should I Sue My Stockbroker? Pitfalls a Practitoner Makes; Pay or Play: Offers of Judgment: Are they Applicable in Arbitration Proceedings?; Blame the Ugly American: Representing the International Investor; Flavor of the Year: Mutual Fund and Unit Investment Trust Sales Abuses; Auction Rate Securities: The New Frontier, Author and Lecturer, Practicing Law Institute, Practicing Law Institute , Securities Arbitation
  • Guest lecturer on Drafting a Securities Arbitration Statement of Claim at University of Miami Investor Rights Clinic., Lecturer, Guest Lecturer and University of Miami Investor Rights Clinic, Law School, 2019
  • Guest Lecturer at University of Florida Levin College of Law FINRA Arbitration Course., Guest Lecturer and University of Florida Levin College of Law FINRA Arbitration Course., Law School, 2019
  • Author, The Pen is (Still) Mightier Than The Market: Drafting a Securities Arbitration Statement of Claim, PIABA Bar Journal 2012, PIABA, 2012

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Calques v. Santander Securities  FINRA 12-01192 1.6 million arbitration award., 2012
  • Timothy Leahy V. Charles Schwab FINRA 09-00260  1.8 million arbitration award., 2010
  • Gnocchi v. UBS - FINRA 15-01896 Six figure arbitration award., 2018

Educational Background:

  • 1982 BS: University of Florida College of Journalism, Advertising 1985 JD: With Honors, University of Florida College of Law

Industry Groups

  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
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Office Location for Melanie S. Cherdack

100 SE 2nd Street
44th Floor
Miami, FL 33131

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Last Updated: 2/6/2020

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