Education

  • Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D.
  • Magna cum laude
  • Columbia University, M.A.
  • Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies
  • Reed College, B.A.
  • Phi Beta Kappa (Beta of Oregon)

Darlene Pasieczny (“Pah-shetch-nee”) is a securities and fiduciary litigator and FINRA arbitrator. In addition, she leads the Investor Defenders practice group at Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP.

Pasieczny’s knowledge in the field of securities litigation and FINRA arbitration gives her the edge to help her clients recover investment losses. Darlene is licensed in Oregon and Washington. However, her FINRA arbitration practice enables her to represent investors nationwide. This involves claims of financial advisor misconduct or defective securities products. FINRA arbitration is the main forum for resolution of legal disputes between investors and securities industry professionals. It is a specialized forum with its own procedural rules – and Darlene knows how to navigate them. Visit the Investor Defenders site to learn more.

Darlene also represents parties in other financial and fiduciary litigation. These include trust and estate disputes, shareholder rights cases, complex civil litigation, and elder financial abuse. Matters such are these may involve friends, family, or trusted caretakers in very difficult situations. Where possible, Darlene helps her clients resolve disputes by mediation or informal settlement.

Appeals happen.

Cases don’t always end at the trial level or arbitration award – sometimes a party appeals a decision. Darlene also represents parties in the appellate courts. This also includes the Oregon Court of Appeals, the Oregon Supreme Court, and briefing for the US Supreme Court.

Recognized by her peers for her dedication to her practice.

Since 2012, Darlene has been an active member of the Public Investors Advocate Bar Association (PIABA). PIABA is an international bar association. PIABA members represent investors in disputes with the securities industry. She was awarded PIABA’s 2017 Outstanding Service Award. In 2018, she was elected to its Board of Directors. And in 2019. Ms. Pasieczny was elected to the office of Treasurer for PIABA. In addition, she is also active with the Alumni Association of Reed College; this association helps connect students and alumni for career assistance and professional development.