Tricks of the Trade

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Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California

This program was first offered on October 22, 2011.  A second session will be offered in 2012 - date to be posted.  If you would like to be on the email list to be notified of the next program, please click on "register now!" and submit your contact information.

Presented by:

Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution

Geoffrey H. Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law

The Investor Advocacy Clinic*


This is an interactive program designed to educate consumers of all ages and income levels on how to protect themselves, their friends, and family from becoming victims of investment fraud by con artists and scammers.  The program will teach participants: 

  • The key questions to ask before making any investment decision; 

  • How to verify the legitimacy of investment products and professionals; 

  • How to recognize and avoid common tactics fraudsters use; 

  • Are you at risk for investment fraud?

The program features a panel of distinguished experts in the field of investor representation, financial regulation, and alternative dispute resolution.

Robert A. Uhl,  Director, Investor Advocacy Clinic, Pepperdine University School of Law, and Partner, Aidikoff, Uhl and Bakhtiari
Cynthia A. Kittle,  Senior Regional Counsel, Los Angeles District Office, FINRA Department of Enforcement
David Green, Director, FINRA Los Angeles District Office
Laura McNamire, West Region Director, FINRA Dispute Resolution

Judith Hale Norris, Associate Director, Investor Advocacy Clinic, Pepperdine University School of Law


This program is presented without charge, however, PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER for material and food count purposes and to receive a confirmation letter.

Materials and continental breakfast are included.

*The Investor Advocacy Clinic is made possible by a generous grant from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation

For more information call Lori Rushford at 310.506.6342 or e-mail