Wayne Hillis is an experienced trial attorney with more than 30 years of experience representing clients in high-stakes, complex business, securities, and employment litigation and arbitration. With more than 200 trials under his belt, he has the experience and skill to successfully represent his clients at trial. Wayne uses his experience and seasoned judgment to guide his clients to the best, most cost-effective solution for their business.
As a securities trial lawyer, Wayne represents securities broker-dealers, investment advisors, and individual investment professionals in state and federal courts and in FINRA arbitrations, where he defends all manner of securities-related claims. He has also served as lead coordinating counsel and lead trial counsel in several mass actions and has represented clients in responding to the full gamut of regulatory inquiries, investigations, and enforcement actions.
On the employment side, Wayne represents employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in state and federal court, and in arbitration. These cases often involve claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, as well as contractual and other disputes between his employer clients and their former employees. He has experience guiding his clients through serious and high-profile internal investigations.
Wayne works closely with his clients to get the results that best serve their business goals. He has a sophisticated understanding of his clients’ businesses, and he works closely with clients to pursue innovative strategies that help achieve their goals.