Andrew R. Park
Andrew focuses his practice on alternative forms of dispute resolution in the securities industry, and he has done so for more than 25 years across more than 600 such matters. Most of the disputes he handles proceed in FINRA (formerly NASD and NYSE) or AAA arbitration. He represents clients nationwide in disputes and transactions in wealth management (registered investment advisors and broker-dealers) involving the following:
- Recruiting & transitions from one firm to another;
- Investment and advisory misconduct and operational issues;
- Employment claims;
- Regulatory inquiries and enforcement proceedings; and
- Central Registration Depository system/U4 and U5 reporting and expungement.
Andrew is an independent advocate – he represents individuals and entities, claimants and respondents. He worked for years as an in-house arbitration attorney for a major financial services firm. While in- house, he worked on matters all over the country in all three of the firm’s channels – traditional wirehouse, independent, and bank distribution – as well as the firm’s own clearing firm. While he now often defends clients against claims, on a selective basis he represents individuals pursuing claims for securities fraud, sales practice violations, and other misconduct.
He is careful to listen to, and seek to achieve, what matters most to his clients. Through arbitration trials/hearings and negotiated settlements, he works closely with his clients to deliberately and strategically seek to identify and achieve the client’s own objective, including at times the recovery of life-changing sums.
Andrew graduated with high honors from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1995. After law school, he served as a judicial law clerk for Judge Joseph M. Hood of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Andrew and his spouse Kate, who is a physical therapist, have two now-grown children and have lived in an old Richmond streetcar neighborhood since 1997.
Building on his decades of law practice, Andrew offers his services as a mediator. He completed mediator training through the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (2018), which is recognized as the top Alternative Dispute Resolution program in the country.
Find out more about mediation services.
- Securities Arbitration, Regulatory & Transition Advice & Counsel
- Civil and Intellectual Property Litigation
- Small Business & Corporate Counsel
- Estate Planning, Fiduciary & Estate Litigation
University of Kentucky College of Law (1995)
JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
Judicial Law Clerk, The Honorable Joseph M. Hood, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky (1995 through 1997)
Executive Editor, Journal of Natural Resources & Environmental Law
Duke University (1991)
Associate Member of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (since 2000)
Member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
National Trial Advocacy College of The University of Virginia School of Law (2005)
Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (2018)
Admitted in Virginia and North Carolina
“Not only did the Plaintiff (represented by Andrew Park) prevail on all issues, but the legal skills demonstrated in doing so, including the legal memorandum and oral argument presented, were of the highest quality.” ~ United States Magistrate Judge
“Throughout this proceeding, counsel, including Andrew Park … engaged in vigorous and detailed examination and cross-examination of witnesses with professionalism and courtesy. Their conduct was admirable.” ~ FINRA Arbitration Panel
“Andrew – I want to thank you for all your hard work as apparent in the FINRA case. Your attention to detail, knowledge of material were evident, as was all the time put into my case. I also thank you for your compassion and professional manner in which you treated myself and everyone involved in the case. You are a great lawyer! I appreciate all your help.”
“Andrew, I cannot thank you enough for taking my case and leading the charge! Without your brilliant representation, such an incredible outcome would not have been possible!” ~ M
“Andrew Park was nothing short of an angel in handling a very difficult situation for me. His professionalism and expertise were beyond compare. But even better, he was kind, compassionate, and committed to helping me reach the best possible outcome. I am forever grateful to him and the firm.” ~ AH