Mark A. Tepper is a Fort Lauderdale attorney who specializes in representing claimants in securities fraud disputes. His wide range of experiences span more than 35 years of winning recovery in arbitration for securities fraud victims, and prosecuting securities fraud law violations. This includes his work as the former Chief Trial Counsel at the New York Attorney General’s Bureau of Investor Protection and Securities.
Mr. Tepper also served for six years on the Board of Directors for the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA). He has served on numerous PIABA committees and was a former Chairman of PIABA’s NASAA Committee. Mr. Tepper is a recipient of an Outstanding Service Award from NASAA for “significant contributions to securities fraud prosecutions and tireless efforts on behalf of the Association’s Training and Education Program.” NASAA also selected Mr. Tepper to lead its delegation to the Fifth International Symposium on Commercial Crime, in Cambridge, England which brought together prosecutors and financial fraud investigators from other countries and provided a framework for future cooperation. Mr. Tepper has authored 14 articles on arbitration that were published in the PIABA Bar Journal, including a study of Florida Arbitration Awards, which he conducted.
Mr. Tepper received his law degree (J.D.) from Cornell Law School, (1972) and his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.A. (1969). He was admitted to practice in New York State in 1973, before the United States District Court, Southern District of New York in 1974, in California in 1976, Florida in 1989, before the United States Supreme Court in 1997 and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 2004. Mr. Tepper is ranked as AV PREEMINENT® for ethical standards and legal ability, the highest rating of lawyers in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. He has earned this annual peer-reviewed distinction every year, for the last 17 years.