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Robert S. Banks, Jr.

Robert S. Banks, Jr., leads the securities litigation group at Samuels Yoelin Kantor, in Portland, Oregon. He has been practicing law for 34 years.  He is also an adjunct professor at Lewis and Clark Law School.   He has a BA from Reed College and a JD from the University of Wisconsin Law School.  He is a member of the bars of Oregon, Washington, Wisconsin and Massachusetts. 

Bob’s practice is focused on representing investors in claims against brokers, advisors, lawyers and accountants for securities law violations.  He also represents plaintiffs in complex legal malpractice cases.   

•Selected for inclusion in Oregon Super Lawyers – every year that it has existed in Oregon.
•Recipient, President’s Award, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA)
•Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, Federal Bar Association, Oregon Chapter
•Included in Chambers Best Lawyers In America
•Recipient, Highest Rating, Martindale Hubbell Law Directory– 25 consecutive years
•Selected for membership in Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Bar Leadership Positions Held
•President and 10 year board member, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
•Chair, Oregon State Bar Securities Regulation Section
•Chair, Oregon State Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
•President, Federal Bar Association, Oregon Chapter
•Chair, FINRA Arbitrator Training Task Force
•Member, Board of Directors, American Constitution Society, Oregon Chapter
•Member, American Constitution Society National Federal Judicial Selection Committee
•Chair, Rules and Procedures Subcommittee for FINRA’s NAMC
•Chair, FINRA Discovery Task Force