Jacob H. Zamansky is one of the country’s foremost authorities on securities arbitration law, the legal recourse for investors claiming broker wrongdoing. Zamansky LLC, the New York–based securities fraud law firm he founded, represents both individuals and institutions in FINRA arbitrations and federal and state litigation, including class actions.
Mr. Zamansky has been one of the leading litigators and opinion leaders of the recent financial crisis and the related hedge fund collapses, representing both investors and mortgage borrowers who were defrauded by Wall Street firms and mortgage lenders. Among Mr. Zamansky’s early actions include filing the first securities arbitration case on behalf of institutional and high-net-worth investors against Bear Stearns Asset Management with regard to the two hedge funds which collapsed as a result of exposure to subprime mortgage backed securities. He also has filed claims on behalf of individual investors victimized by brokers that steered their portfolios into unsuitable subprime stocks and mortgage borrowers who were fraudulently coerced into inappropriate mortgage and investment transactions.
Mr. Zamansky has also been a leader in representing investors misled by their brokerage firms into investing in structured products such as so-called “100% principal protection notes” issued by the now-defunct Lehman Brothers. He filed and won the first and largest FINRA arbitrations in connection with these structured notes and has successfully represented dozens of other structured note investors.