Potomac Law Welcomes John R. Snyder

We are pleased to announce that John R. Snyder has joined the firm as a Partner in the Litigation, Administrative & Regulatory, Appellate & Critical Motions, and Arbitration practice groups.

John Snyder has more than thirty years of experience as a litigator and regulatory attorney with a focus on commercial and financial litigation, including defense of broker-dealer customer claims in arbitration and in court and in related regulatory matters. He has represented national and regional broker-dealer and investment adviser firms and other financial institutions and associated individuals in a wide variety of matters arising from retail and institutional financial services operations. He has also successfully conducted product liability and employment litigation, franchise litigation, and a variety of general commercial litigation, as well as a construction arbitration.

Mr. Snyder successfully represented a broker-dealer firm and a registered representative in an arbitration brought by nine investors in a hedge fund that invested with Madoff. He has represented broker-dealer and other financial firms and associated persons in connection with investigations and adjudicatory proceedings before state securities regulators and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. He is a co-author of A Practical Guide to Defending Investigations and Administrative Proceedings Before the Massachusetts Securities Division Enforcement Section.

In addition, Mr. Snyder has extensive experience with various modes of alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”). He acts as a mediator, arbitrator or settlement counsel in a wide variety of matters, and provides case assessment and discovery referee or master services.

Mr. Snyder received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1980 and a B.A. from Bucknell University, summa cum laude, in 1977.