Terry R. Weiss
Firm:
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Phone:Array
Address: 3333 Piedmont Road NE, Suite 2500
Atlanta, GA 30305

Membership: Professional & Community Involvement• Board Member, ART PAPERS, Board of Directors, 2015-Present • Member, American Bar Association • Editor, Broker-Dealer Litigation Survey, 2008-2014 • Co-Chair, Broker-Dealer Litigation Committee, 2010-2011 •
University: Emory University, B.A., with high honors, 1983, Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1986 Recipient, Book Award
Admitted: 1986, Georgia; 2008, Florida; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Biography: With nearly 30 years of practical experience, Terry R. Weiss focuses his practice on representing the securities industry in the full range of legal disputes. In that capacity, he represents broker-dealers, investment advisors, prime brokers and securities industry professionals in regulatory and enforcement matters, civil litigation and arbitrations and internal investigations.Terry has served as lead counsel in more than 100 cases that have been tried. He and his team are experienced in taking cases through trial and being brought into existing cases to partner with counsel when settlement efforts have failed and there is a renewed expectation that the case is going to go forward toward trial or arbitration. An important part of his practice includes the defense of enforcement matters before the various securities industry regulators, including the SEC, FINRA and the various states. Terry is also called upon to lead internal investigations that are often linked to enforcement matters or litigations. Areas of Concentration• Securities enforcement • Securities litigation and arbitration • Broker-dealer Awards & Recognition• Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Georgia Super Lawyers, 2006, 2010-2015 • Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia, 2012-2015 • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2012-2015 • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Litigation - Securities - Shareholder Litigation, 2012-2015 • Team Member, Fulton County Daily Report, Georgia Litigation Department of the Year, Securities Litigation, 2013 • Listed, Georgia Trend magazine, Legal Elite, 2009-2013 • Team Member, a Law360 Employment Practice Group of the Year, 2011 & 2013 • Team Member, a Law360 Appellate Practice Group of the Year, 2010 • Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 AV, BV, AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Associated News & EventsPress Releases06.08.15 100-Plus Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2015 Guide to Outstanding Lawyers 05.22.15 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in the 2015 Chambers USA Guide 02.27.15 42 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Listed in 2015 Edition of Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine 07.15.14 Greenberg Traurig Ranked in 2014 Legal 500 United States Guide 06.13.14 Fourteen Greenberg Traurig Atlanta Attorneys Included in 2014 USA Chambers Guide 05.23.14 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide 03.27.14 Greenberg Traurig Has the Most Attorneys Listed in the Top 100 List of the 2014 Edition of Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine 12.23.13 34 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Included in Georgia Trend's “ Legal Elite” List Across 8 Categories 05.28.13 Chambers USA Guide 2013 Includes 171 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, 33 Practice Areas 05.02.13 40 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Listed in 2013 Edition of Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine Published Articles03.01.13 Broker-Dealer Litigation: 2012 Annual Survey 03.01.12 Broker-Dealer Litigation: 2011 Annual Survey 06.01.11 Broker-Dealer Litigation: 2010 Annual Survey Alerts02.20.15 Georgia Investment Advisor Launches Article II Constitutional Challenge to the SEC's Use of ALJs - And Seeks Discovery 02.05.15 The SEC and FINRA Double-Down on Cybersecurity Enhancement and Prevention 01.07.15 FINRA Rings in 2015 with its Annual Priorities Letter for Broker-Dealers 06.20.14 Alabama is No Sweet Home for Vacating Arbitration Awards 03.06.14 PIABA Goes to Extremes to Attack FINRA's BrokerCheck 01.16.14 U.S. District Court in Atlanta Rules against the SEC in an Insider Trading Case, Describing the SEC's Evidence as 'Overreaching' and 'Self-Serving' 01.07.14 FINRA Welcomes in the New Year with its 2014 Priorities Letter for Broker-Dealers 12.24.13 FINRA Again Presses for Expungement Limits Outside of Formal Rulemaking Process 10.17.13 PIABA Calls Press Conference to Pressure for Further Restrictions on Broker Expungement 10.16.13 FINRA Tells Arbitrators it Considers Expungement Relief 'Extraordinary' Articles, Publications, & LecturesArticles• Quoted, 11th Circ. Won't Lift Order Blocking SEC In-House Suit, Law360, October 7, 2015 • Quoted, SEC Can't Pause Order Blocking In-House Court Proceeding, Law360, September 25, 2015 • Quoted, SEC Court to Get Face-Lift, But Attys Still See the Wrinkles, Law360, September 25, 2015 • Quoted, SEC's Use of In-House Judges Under Fire, Atlanta Business Chronicle, August 20, 2015 • Quoted, SEC Appeals 2nd In-House Court Setback To 11th Circ., Law360, August 20, 2015 • Quoted, Ruling Against SEC Adjudication Process Appealed, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 20, 2015 • Quoted, SEC Appeals Ruling That Judge's Appointment in Gray Case Was Improper, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 20, 2015 • Quoted, 2 Challenges to SEC In-House Courts Backed by Ga. Judge, Law360, August 5, 2015 • Quoted, Judge's Ruling Another Setback for SEC's Administrative Proceedings, Pensions & Investments, August 5, 2015 • Quoted, SEC Use of In-House Judges Ruled Unconstitutional, Atlanta Journal Constitution, August 6, 2015 • Mentioned, U.S. Judge Hands SEC Setback Over In-House Judges, Reuters, August 5, 2015 • Mentioned, Federal Judge Deals Another Blow to SEC Administrative Court, The Wall Street Journal, August 5, 2015 • Quoted, SEC Levels Fraud Charges at Advisors Over Alts Investments Chief Investment Officer, May 22, 2015 • Quoted, Atlanta Pension Funds Defrauded by Adviser, SEC Alleges, Atlanta Journal Constitution, May 22, 2015 • Quoted, SEC Sues Firm, Execs That Sued to Block In-House Case, Law360, May 21, 2015 • Quoted, Atlanta Firm Bilked Police, Firefighter Pensions, SEC Says, Bloomberg News, May 21, 2015 • Quoted, SEC: Firm Sold Unsuitable Investments To Atlanta Public Employee Pension Plans, Bloomberg BNA, May 21, 2015 • Quoted, Adviser to Pontiac Pension Fund Charged with Fraud, The Oakland Press, May 21, 2015 • Quoted, RIA Suing SEC Hit with Fraud Charges, WealthManagement, May 21, 2015 • Quoted, SEC Charges Gray Financial Group for Defrauding Public Pension Funds, Pensions & Investments, May 21, 2015 • Quoted, Advisory Draws SEC Heat for Alleged Violations in Police, Firefighter Pensions, Investment News, May 21, 2015 • Quoted, U.S. SEC Charges Atlanta Firm Over Public Pension Funds, Reuters, May 21, 2015 • Quoted, SEC Asserts Constitutionality of Administrative Law System in Motion to Dismiss, Just Anti-Corruption, Main Justice, April 22, 2015 • Quoted, Firms Oppose SEC's Internal Enforcement Process, Pensions & Investments, March 9, 2015 • Quoted, Watchdog Hunt is Short on Wolves, The Wall Street Journal, March 5, 2015 • Quoted, SEC's Admin Court Draws Fire From Every Angle, Law360, March 2, 2015 • Co-Author, Georgia Investment Advisor Launches Article II Constitutional Challenge to the SEC's Use of ALJs - And Seeks Discovery, GT Alert, February 20, 2015 • Quoted, SEC's Use of In-House Judges Challenged in Lawsuit, Financial Times, February 19, 2015 • Author, The SEC and FINRA Double-Down on Cybersecurity Enhancement and Prevention, GT Alert, February 5, 2015 • Co-Author, FINRA Rings in 2015 with its Annual Priorities Letter for Broker-Dealers, GT Alert, January 7, 2015 • Author, Alabama is No Sweet Home for Vacating Arbitration Awards, Law360, June 24, 2014 • Quoted, Commentary & Connections, The James Frank Story, Securities Arbitration Alert, March 26, 2014 • Quoted, Wall Street Arbitrator Booted for Fake Credentials Heard Nearly 40 Cases, Reuters, March 25, 2014 • Co-Author, PIABA (Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association) Goes to Extremes to Attack FINRA's (Financial Industry and Regulatory Authority) BrokerCheck, National Law Review, March 20, 2014 • Quoted, FINRA's Broker Oversight Under Fire: Report Criticizes Regulator for Stripping Out Black Marks From Firms' Disclosures to Investors, Dow Jones, March 7, 2014 • Quoted, Regulator Deletes Red Flags From Brokers' Records, Says Study, Wall Street Journal, March 7, 2014 • Mentioned, Securities Industry Views, Securities Arbitration Alert, March 5, 2014 • Quoted, U.S. Investor Lawyers Seek New Law to Beef Up Broker Disclosures, Reuters, March 3, 2014 • Co-Author, U.S. District Court in Atlanta Rules Against the SEC in an Insider Trading Case, Describing the SEC's Evidence as 'Overreaching' and 'Self-Serving, ' GT Alert, January 16, 2014 • Author, FINRA Welcomes in the New Year with its 2014 Priorities Letter for Broker-Dealers, GT Alert, January 7, 2014 • Author, FINRA Again Presses for Expungement Limits Outside of Formal Rulemaking Process, GT Alert, December 24, 2013 • Co-Author, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA) Calls Press Conference to Pressure for Further Restrictions on Broker Expungement, National Law Review, October 17, 2013 • Quoted, Stockbroker Requests to Scrub Complaints are Often Granted, The Wall Street Journal, October 16, 2013 • Co-Author, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Tells Arbitrators it Considers Expungement Relief 'Extraordinary', National Law Review, October 13, 2013 • Co-Author, No Broker-Customer Relationship Absent a Direct Connection to Investment-Related Services Provided by the Brokerage Firm, National Law Review, August 15, 2013 • Quoted, Exclusive: FINRA Beefs Up Policing of Arbitrators, Reuters, June 21, 2013 • Quoted, First Option Mortgage, LLC v. Financial Mortgage Corp., Securities Arbitration Commentator, June 13, 2013 • Co-Author, Georgia Court Sets High Bar to Vacate Arbitration Award for Manifest Disregard of Law, National Law Review, June 3, 2013 • Quoted, Florida Court Rules State Time Limits Apply to Securities Arbitration, Reuters, May 16, 2013 • Featured, Weaving Patterns of Fact Into a Convincing Story, Fulton County Daily Report, April 25, 2013 • Editor, Broker-Dealer Litigation: 2012 Annual Survey, ABA Journal, March 1, 2013 • Co-Author, Is the Would-Be Arbitration Claimant a Brokerage Firm ' Customer' ? The Fourth Circuit Says Both 'Yes' and 'No', National Law Review, February 15, 2013 • Quoted, Purging Wall Street from FINRA's Public Arbitrator List, Reuters, January 28, 2013 • Quoted, Greenberg Traurig Unveils New Atlanta Office, Daily Report, December 6, 2012 • Quoted, Rare Opinion Offers Clues to Morgan Keegan's Winning Defense, Reuters, August 1, 2012 • Quoted, Greenberg Traurig Shows Off New Digs, Atlanta Business Chronicle, July 2012 • Co-Author, Georgia Court of Appeals Affirms Dismissal of 'Holder Claim', National Law Review, April 2, 2012 • Quoted, Court Blocks Witness from Joining Morgan Keegan Case, Reuters, March 26, 2012 • Editor, Broker-Dealer Litigation: 2011 Annual Survey, ABA Journal, March 1, 2012 • Mentioned, Employment Group of the Year, Law360, January 4, 2012 • Editor, Broker-Dealer Litigation: 2010 Annual Survey ABA Journal, June 1, 2011 • Quoted, Rare Sighting: Indie B-D Wins Private Placement Case, Investment News, May 2011 • Quoted, JP Turner Shakes Investors' Fraud Action, Law360, May 2011 • Author, Permission to Be Frank? The Debate Continues Over an Absolute Versus Qualified Immunity in U5 Defamation Cases, Reprinted with permission, BNA, Inc. Securities Regulation & Law, June 4, 2007 • Author, Selling Away and Buying Trouble, Securities Arbitration, PLI, Ch. 21 Vol. 2, 1997 • Author, When the Fat Lady Doesn't Sing: Vacating Securities Arbitration Awards, Securities Arbitration, PLI, Ch. 29 Vol. 2, 1996 • Author, Reasoned Awards: If We Wanted Your Opinion We Would Have Asked for It, Securities Arbitration, PLI, Vol. VI, No. 5, June 1994 • Author, The Dealer-Service Rationale for Resale Price Maintenance: Does the Manufacturer Really Know Best? 30 St. Louis U. L.J. 517, 1985 (Cited in International Review of Law and Economics, Ohio State Law Journal, Fordham Law Review, Recent Economic Thought Series, University of Pennsylvania Law Review and Delaware Journal of Corporate Law) Lectures• Speaker, Arbitration: Practical Considerations, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, Phoenix, AZ, March 16, 2014 • Presenter, Selected Securities Dispute Strategies and the Evolving Enforcement Landscape: Tips for the In-House Legal Department, CLE Presentation to Primerica Financial Services, March 3, 2014 • Presenter, A Practical Guide for Internal Investigations for In-House Counsel, CLE Presentation to AIG Advisor Group, July 29, 2013 • Presenter, Arbitration Practitioners Workshop: Strategies from the Front Lines, CLE Presentation to Wells Fargo, April 17, 2013 • Speaker, Weathering the Storm of Trial: The Role of In-House Counsel, In-House Counsel CLE Seminar Series, Fulton County Daily Report, March 27, 2013 • Presenter, Selected Securities Dispute Strategies: Tips for the In-House Legal Department, CLE Presentation to Raymond James, January 18, 2013 • Speaker, Arbitration Practitioners Workshop: Strategies from the Front Lines, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association Annual Seminar, March 2012 and March 2013 • Speaker, Independent Broker-Dealer Regulatory Forum, April 16, 2008 • Panelist, Mediation: Common Issues and Special Topics, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, Orlando, FL, April 2, 2008 • Panelist, Customer Complaints, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, Phoenix, AZ, March 28, 2007 • Panelist, Internal Investigations, SIA-CL Annual Seminar, March 25-28, 2007 Web Presentations• Web Presentation, Greenberg Traurig's Atlanta Office Space, Daily Report, December 6, 2012