Freeman, Freeman & Smiley LLP

Professional Details

Richard A. D'Amura, Partner

Richard A. D’Amura concentrates his practice on complex business, corporate and commercial matters, with his primary focus on securities litigation and arbitration, and professional liability defense.  His securities practice focuses on the defense of broker/dealers and brokers in litigation in court and before FINRA Dispute Resolution, including representation of broker/dealers in industry disputes, and the defense of licensed individuals in investigations by securities regulatory agencies. 

In addition, Mr. D’Amura has extensive experience defending insurance agents and insurance agencies in litigation, as well as defending directors and officers in shareholder disputes. He has also represented some of the Country’s largest insurance companies in litigation and investigations, including defense of fraudulent claims, insurance fraud investigations and the prosecution of civil claims against insurance fraud rings. 

During completion of his LL.M degree, Mr. D’Amura interned in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement, Washington, D.C., participating in the investigation and prosecution of many of the high profile SEC investigations of 2002. He has also spent time on Capitol Hill working at a prominent Washington, D.C. think tank, with direct contact and dealings with senate, congressional and corporate leaders, has tried several cases as a certified legal intern with the Dade County State Attorneys’ Office and has worked for several major brokerage and investment banking firms.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • SIFMA Compliance & Legal

Presentations & Publications

  • Emerging Issues in FINRA (CLE, The Knowledge Group)