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David E. Robbins - New York, NY

767 Third Ave.30th Floor New York, NY 10017

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Updated: 11/13/2023

New York Regulatory Enforcement Lawyer


Mr. Robbins is a partner in the New York City law firm of Kaufmann Gildin & Robbins LLP and specializes in commercial arbitration and mediation.1 He represents investors, brokers and firms in disputes and brokers and firms before regulatory agencies. His firm also specializes in all aspects of franchise law, nationwide and worldwide. He is an expert witness in malpractice cases arising out of securities arbitrations...

About David E. Robbins

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Year Joined Firm

  • 1986

Practice Areas

  • Regulatory Enforcement
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Employment Contracts -- Employee
  • State & Local Agencies
  • Securities Fraud & Insider Trading
  • Securities Regulation


Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York

Other Affiliations

  • Practicing Law Institute (PLI), 1986 - 2009 (Chair of Annual Securities Arbitration and Mediation Program)
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), 1985 - Present (Arbitrator and Mediator)
  • American Arbitration Association (AAA), 1985 - Present (Arbitrator and Mediator)
  • New York City Bar Association, 1998 - Present (Arbitration Committee)
  • New York County Lawyers' Association, 1985 - Present (Securities and Exchange Committee)
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA), 1991 - Present (Member)
  • Compliance and Legal Division of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), 2007 - Present (Member)
  • Securities Arbitration Commentator, 1997 - Present (Board of Editors)
  • FINRA Dispute Resolution's National Arbitration and Mediation Committee (Member)
  • New York State Bar Association Program, 2012 (Co-Chair)

Pro Bono Activities

  • Director, Compliance Department, American Stock Exchange, 1980 - 1985

Past Positions

  • Special Deputy Attorney General of New York, 1976 - 1980


  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania, 1974
    Honors: Award for Meritorious Service. Philadelphia Community Legal Services Assoc.
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, 1971
    Honors: magna cum laude


Accepts Credit Cards


Published Works

  • Securities Arbitration Procedure Manual, Matthew Bender, Lexis Publishing, December, 2012

Office Information


767 Third Ave.30th Floor New York, NY 10017


  • 212-755-3174


Other Sources of Feedback About David E. Robbins

Included on the 2023 New York Metro list

Past Lists

  • 2022 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers list

View the profile for David E. Robbins on Super Lawyers


  • Golden Bow Tie Award, Public Investor Arbitration Bar Association - Lifetime Achievement Award for Protection of Investor Rights, 2003
  • Highest Peer Review Rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell

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