Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP
Securities Litigation and Arbitration: Wayne has been representing securities broker/dealers and individual brokers in litigation in state and federal courts, arbitrations, and regulatory enforcement proceedings since 1986. Mr. Hillis has tried hundreds of securities arbitrations before the National Association of Securities Dealers, the New York Stock Exchange, the Pacific Stock Exchange, and other arbitration forums. He is experienced defending many different legal claims, including claims based on the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, state securities statutes, and common law based on allegations of churning, unsuitability, fraud, negligence, and failure to supervise. Wayne has handled cases involving virtually all types of securities, including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, options, limited partnerships, annuities, and complex derivative products. Wayne also has represented securities broker/dealers in class actions, mass actions, and multidistrict litigation in state and federal court.
Complex Business and Commercial Litigation and Arbitration: Wayne has over 20 years of experience in successfully litigating complex business and commercial disputes in state and federal court and in arbitration. Wayne has handled cases involving a variety of commercial contracts, including stock and asset purchase agreements, software development contracts, agency agreements, promissory notes, and guarantees.
Employment Litigation and Arbitration: Wayne has represented clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in state and federal court, and in arbitration in cases involving employment disputes. Wayne has successfully defended many employment discrimination claims before the EEOC, in federal court and in arbitration before the NASD, NYSE, and AAA, including claims for discrimination based on age, gender, race, disability, and religion and claims for sexual harassment and retaliation. He also has successfully represented securities broker/dealers on claims against former employees for amounts owed on promissory notes, and he has successfully defended those firms and other employer clients against claims by former employees for unpaid compensation and benefits, wrongful termination, and breach of employment agreements. He also has represented plaintiffs and defendants in restrictive covenant litigation in court and in arbitration. Finally, Wayne also advises clients on a routine basis on various employment issues relating to hiring, termination, and other personnel decisions.