Louisiana Securities Attorney

"Helping Investors Recover from Financial Fraud"

 

Attorney Jessica Vasquez represents victims of financial fraud. If you are an investor who was defrauded, or had their account mishandled by a financial advisor, please contact us.


The elderly are particularly sensitive to financial exploitation by people they trust. The Vasquez Law Office will focus on helping families with legal problems that affect seniors.

 
The firm also selectively represents individual employees of brokerage houses on employment issues and other legal matters for the general public.


The Vasquez Law Office also provides a range of other experienced legal services including select criminal defense, immigration, and other business civil matters.

Mar 25, 2012
The Senate  passed the JOBS Act  on Friday 73 to 26, seeking to ease government red tape on small and start-up businesses. This raises many concerns.


Mar 20, 2012

 5th Circuit reversed the district court's ruling finding SLUSA preemption in Stanford state class action cases.  The case involved the purchase of Stanford securities (CDs).  The issue was whether the sale of unspecified securities, even though they were not identified as part of the claim, constituted a "misrepresentation or omission" in connection with the purchase or sale of a "covered security" for the purposes of SLUSA preemption.



Mar 12, 2012
FINRA filings are down 17% from 2010 leading many to question why there is a decrease in complaints four years after the market crash of 2008. Although 2009 filings mimicked the large increase in 2002 following the tech bubble the 2002 cases continued to be filed for several years. Are the low filings a result of a less than half percent chance of succeeding in arbitration according to FINRA statistics or because people really believe its not anyone else's fault but their own? It is interesting to note that these last four years of record low filings coincide with the current presidential term. We know most investors lost money in 2008. Could politics be a factor in investor reluctance to make claims in an uncertain time and economy?