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Adam J. Heckler


Adam Heckler is an associate at Lax & Neville LLP who focuses his practice primarily in securities, employment, and corporate disputes before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA"), the American Arbitration Association, and state and federal courts.

A significant portion of Adam's practice includes the representation of financial services professionals in a broad range of employment matters, including FINRA enforcement actions, transitions between firms, employment agreements negotiations and deferred compensation disputes. He also represents individual investors in their claims against brokers, broker-dealers, and investment advisers for abusive customer sales practices such as fraud, churning, unsuitability, and breach of fiduciary duty.

Prior to joining the firm, Adam worked at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP engaging in commercial litigation, complex tort defense, directors and officers liability, labor law, and insurance coverage work. Adam was previously a secondee at BNP Paribas, where he guided the bank through the Dodd-Frank Act and EMIR concerning over-the-counter derivatives trading. After graduating from St. John's University School of Law, he worked as a Dean's Fellow at the St. Vincent DePaul Securities Arbitration Clinic where he represented investors in FINRA arbitrations.


J.D., St. John's University School of Law, Queens, New York
Securities Arbitration Clinic, Legal Intern
New York International Law Review, Member
Journal of International & Comparative Law, Member

B.S., Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York
Major: Management

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice New York
New Jersey
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

New York State Bar Association
Securities Litigation and Arbitration Committee
Commercial & Federal Litigation Section
Dispute Resolution Section


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