Experience. Expertise. Results.


Avi Wagner began his legal career in securities law, working first with the Security and Exchange Commission, which provided an inside understanding of securities regulation and contacts that his clients are still able to leverage to this day, and then with Glancy, Binkow & Goldberg, LLP.  Recognizing the importance of insurance companies and insurance law to many securities-related actions, he invested in developing a second specialty in this area working with Stroock & Stroock & Lavan.  This expertise in both securities and insurance issues positioned Avi Wagner to be able to provide clients with a unique competitive advantage in actions and settlements in which insurers and insurance law play a key role.

The Wagner Firm opened its doors in 2008. Since then, we've successfully represented clients in some of the highest-profile shareholder rights and insurance coverage actions in the United States, as well as in smaller or more confidential work that doesn't make headlines.  We pride ourselves on partnering with clients and delivering extraordinary results.


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Avi Wagner

Since founding the Wagner Firm in 2008, Avi has had a track record of success working with a variety of clients including private equity funds, pension funds, insurance companies, classes of shareholders, as well as individuals.  He has also successfully represented numerous clients in arbitration before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), an industry organization that regulates brokerage firms and where many investment-related disputes are resolved.  He is also active in the pro bono sphere, including recent involvement with Lashon Academy Charter School and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.



Juris Doctor, 2002

B. Talmudic Letters, 1998


• Recovered $62.5MM for a municipal pension fund from a bank that  was investing inappropriately
• Compelled an insurance company not to abandon its responsibilities and instead to resolve $20MM in valid claims
• Recovered $41MM for shareholders from a company that produced fraudulent financial statements
Successful appeal to to the California Supreme Court, California Court of Appeal and United States Courts of Appeals for Second, Seventh and Eighth Circuits.