On October 24, 2014, the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA), an international bar association comprised of attorneys dedicated to the representation of individual investors in disputes with the securities industry, announced the 2014 PIABA Distinguished Service Award recipient, Brian N. Smiley. Brian is a former president of PIABA and member of its board of […]
Smiley Gets Second Term on Securities Industry Conference on Arbitration
At its meeting in New York City held on April 16, 2014, Brian Smiley was re-elected as a member of the Securities Industry Conference on Arbitration (SICA). SICA was established in 1977. It brings together representatives of the SEC, FINRA, state securities agencies, stock exchanges, and securities industry representatives in order to evaluate securities arbitration […]
Mike Bishop elected president of North Fulton Bar Association
Smiley Bishop & Porter partner J. Michael Bishop has been elected president of the North Fulton Bar Association for 2012-2013. The NFBA consists of approximately 130 members who are primarily lawyers practicing or living north of the Chattahoochee River in the Atlanta, Georgia metropolitan area. Its membership also includes judges whose jurisdictions include North Fulton County. […]
Smiley Speaks at U.S. Dept. of Labor Investment Forum
On April 28, 2012, Brian Smiley was a guest presenter at a public forum on “African Americans & Retirement” sponsored by the Economics Department at Spelman College and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration. Brian spoke on “How to Avoid Being a Victim of Investment Rip-offs & Frauds.” The forum was moderated […]
Lisa Mitchum, Certified PLS, reelected as Region 4 Director of NALS, Inc.
Lisa Mitchum, Certified PLS, a legal assistant with the firm, was recently installed as a Regional Director of NALS – the association for legal professionals (http://www.nals.org) – for a second term during NALS’ Professional Development and Education Conference held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, March 11-13, 2011. The 60th Annual NALS Education Conference & National Forum will […]
Brian Smiley Appointed to SICA
Brian Smiley was appointed as one of three public members of the Securities Industry Conference on Arbitration (SICA). SICA was established in 1977 with the support of the SEC to help protect the rights of public investors in securities arbitration. SICA provides a forum at which securities arbitration forums, state regulators, the SEC, representatives of investors, and the securities […]
John C. Porter, Jr. and Brian Smiley Recognized by Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine
John C. Porter, Jr. and Brian Smiley have been named by Georgia Super Lawyers magazine as two of the top attorneys in Georgia for 2011. Only 5% of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers. The selections for this esteemed list are made by the research team at Super Lawyers, which is […]
Brian Smiley Reelected to the PIABA Board of Directors
Brian Smiley was reelected to the Board of Directors of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association. This was for his third two-year term. During the organization’s annual meeting in Ponte Vedra Beach Florida, Brian conducted a members only session on brokerage firm defense tactics.
Brian Smiley Completes Successful Term as PIABA President
Brian Smiley completed his term as president of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA). With over 450 members nationally, PIABA is the only bar association dedicated to advocacy on behalf of investors who bring claims in arbitration. During Mr. Smiley’s term, PIABA initiated a number of significant reform measures to the arbitration process.
Brian Smiley Speaks At the Practicing Law Institute
Brian Smiley appeared on the Practicing Law Institute’s program “Securities Arbitration in the Market Meltdown Era” held on August 12, 2009. He was a speaker on two panel discussions concerning arbitration practices.