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January 24, 2022

Los Angeles, California, January 24, 2022 – Robert J. Girard II, founding partner of Girard Bengali, APC, has once again been recognized by his peers for his professional accomplishments.  Mr. Girard has been selected for inclusion in the 2022 list of Super Lawyers, a designation given to no more than five percent of the lawyers in California. This is Mr. Girard’s sixth straight year being named a Super Lawyer. He was previously named a Rising Star for three straight years.

“I am thrilled to have been designated a Super Lawyer for the sixth straight year.  I feel truly honored,” said founding partner Robert Girard.  He added, “while I think our track record in securities and employment litigation speaks for itself, we are consistently humbled by outside peer recognition of our expertise and accomplishments.”

Robert Girard, II

Girard Bengali, APC, a firm specializing in securities arbitration and employment litigation, represents institutional and individual investors, along with financial professionals, in securities litigation in both state and federal courts, as well as in securities arbitrations before FINRA and other forums. The firm represents victims of elder financial abuse, and investigates and pursues claims involving a broad range of financial and investment products, such as stocks, bonds, options, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), private placements, mutual funds, hedge funds, variable annuities, derivatives, and commodities.

Girard Bengali is one of the few experienced firms on the West Coast that represents financial advisors and securities industry professionals in employment-related disputes against the major broker-dealer firms. Girard Bengali’s employment practice extends well beyond the securities arena. The firm regularly represents and counsels a diverse client base. Moreover, the firm regularly appears on behalf of its clients in state and federal court and at administrative proceedings before the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Department of Labor (DOL), and similar government agencies. 


Robert J. Girard II, a founding partner of Girard Bengali, APC, has more than 21 years of experience in the areas of securities litigation, securities arbitration and employment disputes. He represents clients in Los Angeles, California, and throughout the state. Mr. Girard advocates for institutional and individual investors in their legal disputes. He has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients from a majority of the biggest Wall Street brokerages. He also represents securities professionals in their employment disputes with broker-dealer firms. His representative matters have included wrongful termination cases, unfair business practices claims and FINRA regulatory matters. In one such case, Mr. Girard secured an award of $1.8 million for an elderly couple who were victims of elder financial abuse, with over $1 million of the award representing punitive damages. In another matter, Mr. Girard secured a $3.7 million arbitration award against a FINRA member in California on behalf of individual brokers.


Omar H. Bengali is a Founding Partner of Girard Bengali. Mr. Bengali’s primary practice areas include labor and employment litigation and securities arbitration. Mr. Bengali began his career representing a wide array of companies in state and federal court. Having founded Girard Bengali, he now specializes in representing executives, employees and small to mid-size companies with all aspects of employment law.  Mr. Bengali’s employment practice extends into the securities arena, including the representation of financial professionals against broker-dealer firms in FINRA arbitrations, as well as successfully counseling clients through FINRA regulatory and enforcement inquiries.


Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.  The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country.

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