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We help investors recover investment losses as a result of securities fraud, and we can help you assess and determine the best route for recovery. We start by giving you a clear and frank assessment of where you stand. One of these three lawyers specializing in investment fraud will meet with you initially and help you better understand your case. Feel free to call either of them.

Lance McCardle

Partner t: 504.586.5298

Lance C. McCardle is a Partner in the law firm of Fishman Haygood, L.L.P. in New Orleans, Louisiana. He practices in the Firm’s Litigation section, primarily in the areas of securities arbitration and litigation and general commercial litigation. Lance regularly represents investors in FINRA and AAA arbitration proceedings against brokers and investment advisors. He has represented several investors in cases involving unsuitable investments and financial losses.

He received his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, and Masters in Business Administration from Loyola University. While in law school, Lance served on the Editorial Board of the Loyola Law Review and was the Oralist/Briefwriter for the school’s First Amendment Moot Court Competition Team. He is the author of Despite Congress’s GOOD Intentions, the DMCA Produces a BAD Result: A Means to Create Monopolies, published in 2004 in the Loyola Law Review and Why Might A Broker Prefer To Be In Court, Not Arbitration in HANDLING A SECURITIES CASE: FROM INVESTIGATION TO TRIAL AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN, published by the Practising Law Institute in 2012.

Lance is a member of the ABA Securities Law Committee and serves as co-chair of the News and Development/Social Media subcommittee. He is also a member of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA) and presently serves on the Editorial Board of the Piaba Bar Journal. Lance is a fellow of the Louisiana Bar Foundation and a member of the Louisiana State, Federal, and American Bar Associations, as well as the American and Louisiana Associations for Justice. He has taught skills classes at Loyola University College of Law and Media Law at Tulane University. He is also a member of the St. Thomas More Inn of Court, and previously served as a Director of the Younger Lawyers Division of the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Lance has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, a Top Lawyer by New Orleans Magazine, and Future Star in Benchmark Litigation.

He can be contacted at (504) 586-5298 or lmccardle@nullfishmanhaygood.com.

Jason W. Burge

Partner t: 504.586.5241

Jason W. Burge is a Partner in the Firm’s Litigation Section, focusing his practice on securities arbitration and litigation and general commercial litigation. Jason regularly represents investors in arbitration proceedings against brokers and investment advisors. He has also represented many issuers in arbitrations and litigations against underwriters and investment banks.

Jason received his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from New York University School of Law in 2006. Following law school, Jason clerked for the honorable Jerry E. Smith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Jason is the co-author, along with Fishman Haygood Associate Lara K. Richards, of A Compelling Case for Streamlining Venue of Actions to Enjoin Arbitration, published in the Tulane Law Review in 2014, Analyzing the Application of Statutes of Limitations in Arbitration, published in the Gonzaga Law Review in 2014, and Defining “Customer”: A Survey of Who Can Demand Finra Arbitration, published in the Louisiana Law Review in 2013, as well as the author of Rethinking Fees and Taxes In Light of the New York City Health Care Security Act, published in the NYU Annual Survey of American Law in 2006.
Jason can be contacted at (504) 586-5241 or by email at jburge@nullfishmanhaygood.com.