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Adam Gana

Managing Partner
agana@ganallp.com
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Direct Phone: 312-312-7395

3706 N Greenview Ave #100
Chicago, Illinois 60613

345 7th Ave 21st Floor
New York, New York 10001

Adam Gana is the managing partner of Gana Weinstein LLP. His practice focuses on all aspects of securities arbitration, complex commercial and business litigation. As a seasoned trial lawyer, Mr. Gana's experience includes litigation in both State and Federal Courts as well as in various alternative dispute resolution venues. As lead counsel, he has tried more than fifty cases to verdict before the state and federal trial and appellate courts, AAA, JAMS, NFA and FINRA and has served as lead counsel in hundreds more cases through mediation and direct negotiation.

Mr. Gana also serves as a part time adjunct professor for New York Law School in its clinical securities department and as a board member of the Public Investor Advocates Bar Association.

Mr. Gana was named in the New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars® for eight straight years (an honor given to the top 5% of attorneys), ranked AV® Preeminent by Martindale - Hubbell (the highest honor offered), and ranked by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 attorneys in the state of New York.

Education

New York Law School
Magna Cum Laude

University of Vermont
Bachelor of Arts

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Illinois
New York
Michigan
Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit
Honors
  • Global Directory of Who’s Who (Top Lawyer)
  • The National Trial Lawyers ­ – Top 100 Attorneys
  • Super Lawyer: New York Edition, 2011 - 2018
  • Martindale Hubble AV Preeminent Rated – the highest ranking awarded
  • The National Trial Lawyers – 40 Under 40 in New York
  • The American Registry, Rising Star, Securities Litigation Division
  • Dr. Max Reich Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
Publications
Speaking Engagements
  • The Effect of Court and Regulatory Decisions on Broker-Dealers, Speaker, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA) Annual Meeting (2020)
  • From the Defense Prospective: Analyzing the Defense Strategies in FINRA Cases, Moderator, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA) Annual Meeting (2019)
  • Trial Techniques in Registered Investment Advisory Cases, Moderator, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA) Annual Meeting (2018)
  • Regulation Best Interest and Its Effect on FINRA Arbitrations, Speaker, New York State Bar Association, Annual Meeting (2018)
  • How to Plead Damages in a FINRA Arbitration, Speaker, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA) Annual Meeting (2017)
  • Annuity Seminar, Moderator, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA) Annual Meeting (2015)
  • Securities Arbitration: An Overview, Sole Speaker for the Deal School Transactional Lunch Workshop, (2015)
  • Securities Round Table, American Bar Association - Commercial Litigation and Arbitration Section, Arbitrating FINRA Product Cases, (2015)
  • American Bar Association, Commercial Litigation and Arbitration Section, Securities Round Table, Speaker, Arbitrating FINRA Product Cases, (2015)
  • Securities Law Seminar, Speaker, 2013 Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA) Meeting (2013)
  • How to Arbitrate a Product Specific Suitability Case, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA) Annual Meeting (2011)
  • Subprime Mortgage Crisis, New York Law School (2010)
  • Running a Successful Practice in New York, New York Law School (2010 & 2011)
  • Investor Rights Clinic & Seminar, New York Law School, Guest Lecturer (2012-2020)
  • Investor Rights Clinic & Seminar, Pace Law School, Guest Lecturer (2011 & 2012)
Previous Experience

Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik, LLP

Sidley Austin, LLP

Law Clerk to the Honorable Alan C. Kay, U.S. District Court of Hawaii

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Public Investor Arbitration Bar Association, Board of Directors

American Bar Association, Alternative/Securities Dispute Resolution Committee, Member

FINRA Arbitrator

Pro Bono

Mr. Gana has actively committed to various pro bono matters throughout his career. He has dedicated hundreds of pro bono hours to inMotion, Inc. an organization designed to help women victimized by domestic violence. In addition, Mr. Gana represented a death row inmate in Alabama throughout the appellate process. Mr. Gana also taught rhetoric and debate to high school students and regularly guest lectures at law schools throughout the country.

Client Reviews
★★★★★
Thank you Adam and all your colleagues for the professionalism and diligence in the final settlement of our securities fraud case. When a past law firm group turned our case down, you and your firm took on the case and we thank you for the great outcome. We would highly recommend your firm. Gloria K.
★★★★★
I will never forget how much you helped me by winning my case! I never thought I would see any money from my investment. I admire the way you fight for everyday people against big companies. Thank you so much! Myra W.
★★★★★
Adam is an outstanding lawyer. I have worked on several cases with Adam and look forward to working with him again in the future. Rob D. - Co-Counsel.
★★★★★
If you want an attorney that is easy to talk to and genuinely cares about your legal situation, contact Adam Gana. He helped me settle a difficult contract dispute. When you work with Adam, he makes you feel as if you are his top priority. He will call you regularly to stay on top of the situation and submits all necessary legal documentation in a timely manner. His writing is excellent, his demeanor professional, and his work exceptional. Nancy N.
★★★★★
Adam helped me recover money from my broker when I thought all was lost. My house was about to be foreclosed, and I lost everything. Adam came in and saved my life. Jean C.