Barry Temkin

Barry Temkin is a partner at Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass in New York, a member of the FINRA Board of Arbitrators and an adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law.  He can be reached at

Date: 12/20/2016
By Barry Temkin

Several courts have recently addressed the issue of whether lawyers may serve as whistleblowers against their former clients when doing so results in the disclosure of confidential client information.

Date: 3/16/2015
By Barry Temkin, Matthew Photis

It has been three years since the Securities and Exchange Commission, acting under the authority of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, released the results of its study recommending a uniform fiduciary standard for the conduct of registered representatives and investment advisers.

Date: 8/18/2014
By Robert Usinger, Barry Temkin, Christopher Amore

This article explores some of the potential consequences of recent proposals pertaining to FINRA arbitrations.

Date: 8/1/2013
By Barry Temkin, Robert Usinger

Can an attorney be found liable for malpractice for negligently referring a matter to another attorney outside the referring attorney's firm? This article discusses this issue.

Date: 8/1/2012
By Barry Temkin, Robert Usinger

Courts have been divided on the question of whether an insurance carrier (or defense lawyer) has an obligation to affirmatively to inform an insured of its right to select independent counsel in the event of a Goldfarb or Cumis conflict. 

Date: 6/1/2012
By Barry Temkin, Robert Usinger

Lawyers who appear in securities arbitrations must still be mindful of state regulations affecting the practice of law.