Jean Hanna BickhartOf Counsel | LitigationJeannie focuses her practice on securities law, litigating on behalf of investors and advising members of the securities industry on regulatory and compliance matters.

Jean Hanna Bickhart

In tune with the ever-changing securities landscape, Jeannie has the experience to tackle challenges facing individuals and entities from both a litigation and compliance perspective.

She represents investors, both individuals and entities, in securities litigation, and also counsels members of the securities industry on important regulatory and compliance matters.

Jeannie’s securities litigation work centers on the representation of claims between public investors and brokerage firms, stockbrokers, and investment advisors in FINRA and AAA arbitrations, as well as in state and federal courts.

She also represents individuals and entities in the securities industry in enforcing or defending restrictive covenant claims, and provides counsel to individuals, brokerage firms, and registered investment advisers on compliance matters, employment issues, and in regulatory investigations.

Beyond McCAUSLAND Keen + Buckman

  • Outdoor enthusiast: running, skiing, and sailing
  • Family time with husband and two young sons

Selected Representative Matters

Key team member in recovery of well over $50 million for investors defrauded by stockbroker abuses

Provide ongoing compliance counsel to a number of registered investment advisory firms

Negotiated dozens of regulatory settlements for investment advisors and registered representatives investigated by FINRA, SEC, and other regulators

Successfully defended restrictive covenant claims brought by brokerage firms against departing brokers with large books of business

Publications + Media Mentions

January 1, 2009 “Code Changes and Pilot Programs: What's New at FINRA?,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute
January 1, 2007 “Hedge Funds and Funds of Funds: An Update on the Regulations Governing Hedge Funds, and The Duties of Registered Representatives and Investment Advisers in Recommending Hedge Funds and Funds of Funds,” Practicing Law Institute’s Securities Arbitration
January 1, 2007 “Securities Industry Acronym Dictionary,” Practicing Law Institute’s Securities Arbitration
January 1, 2005 “Selling Away Cases and Supervisory Obligations of the Brokerage Firm,” Practicing Law Institute’s Securities Arbitration and Pennsylvania Bar Institute
January 1, 2005 “A Primer on Variable Annuities,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Prosecuting and Defending Customer Claims Against Stockbrokers
January 1, 2003 “Selling Away Cases: Strategy and Discovery Tactics for Making a Case Against a Brokerage Firm,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Prosecuting and Defending Customer Claims Against Stockbrokers
January 1, 2010 "Securities Arbitration," Montgomery American Inn of Court
January 1, 2009 "Recent Developments in Securities Arbitration," Pennsylvania Bar Institute
January 1, 2009 "Ponzi Schemes and Investment Fraud," Delaware County Attorney/CPA Forum
January 1, 2007 "Securities Arbitration," Practicing Law Institute
January 1, 2005 "Prosecuting and Defending Customer Claims Against Stockbrokers," Pennsylvania Bar Institute

Affiliations + Recognitions

  • Chester County Bar Association

    Member

  • Philadelphia Bar Association

    Member

  • Selected to Pennsylvania Rising Star Super Lawyers list

    2005 - 2014

      Education

      Admissions

      • Washington and Lee University School of Law

        Juris Doctor

      • University of Pennsylvania

        Bachelor of Arts

      • Pennsylvania

      • Georgia

      • U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals

      • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

      • U.S. District Court for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia