Will S. Montgomery
Will Montgomery brings an extensive knowledge of the securities industry and a commitment to achieving the clients’ goals to each of his cases. Will works on a case to the level it deserves, whether the amount in controversy is measured in thousands or millions of dollars, and whether the case needs to be settled or taken through final hearing, trial, or appeal. Having represented firms in state and federal courts throughout Texas and the nation, and having arbitrated over 40 cases in more than 20 states, Will’s experience allows him to quickly evaluate the critical aspects of each case, including witness credibility, and the underlying facts and legal theories, in order to form a plan with the client for resolving the dispute. His knowledge of the securities business, gained over many years, means that the client does not fund an education for its lawyers, and provides an advantage over less experienced counsel. Being willing and able to take a case to trial separates Will from many defense lawyers, and shows the opposition that the mere fact of an impending trial will not cause a settlement. Will’s experience trying cases, which eclipses almost all his contemporaries’ experience, is an invaluable resource for his clients.
In his more than 30 years of practice, Will has defended securities broker-dealers in a wide-range of cases, including:
- Customer disputes (including fraud, suitability, unauthorized trading, selling away, failure to supervise, churning, day trading, negligent hiring, and violations of state and federal securities laws);
- Disputes between firms (including raiding, breach of contract, failure to deliver/pay and pricing);
- Disputes between ex-employees and firms (including defamation, wrongful termination, note collection and failure to pay compensation); and
- Clearing disputes, brought by correspondents and customers of those correspondents.
B.A., Stanford University
M.A., Stanford University
J.D., The University of Chicago The Law School