Justin Gunter is an associate in the firm’s Litigation practice group. He represents clients in a wide range of litigation matters including securities litigation, financial services litigation, and arbitration proceedings. Justin’s strategic approach to litigation practice and procedure ensures that his clients’ interests are proactively protected and advanced in litigation.
Justin’s prior experience serving as a law clerk for Judge Emmett Ripley Cox on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit aids him in serving clients with complex litigation matters. Such matters include complex disputes over financial services, eDiscovery, arbitration, contracts, and the Uniform Commercial Code. Through precise legal analysis and approachable writing, Justin positions complex legal matters for successful resolution.
Represented a national broker/dealer client in a series of FINRA arbitrations arising out the departure of multiple employees following the client's sale of its wealth division. The firm filed individual arbitrations to recover amounts owed by the former employees and defended against their various employment-related counterclaims. The firm was successful in recovering over $16 million for the client and defeating more than $17 million in claims against the client.
Won a decision from the New York Supreme Court dismissing a $4 million claim against the firm's financial institution client involving the sale of a flexible premium life insurance policy.
Represented one of nation's largest insurance brokers in lawsuit against major competitor and disappointed corporate suitor in the Delaware Court of Chancery asserting breach of a Confidentiality Agreement. Our strategy prevented unlawful poaching and allowed the sale transaction to a different competitor to close.
Represented a financial advisor in defense of an enforcement proceeding brought by FINRA's Enforcement Department. As a result of the firm's efforts, the client received only a cautionary action letter, which is one of FINRA's least serious enforcement penalties.