Katrina Runyan

Katrina M. Runyan was raised in Teton Valley on the family ranch in Alta, Wyoming and was fortunate to witness the amazing lifestyle that exists here. She graduated with a BS in Finance and obtained a Juris Doctorate from the University of Wyoming. Thereafter, Katrina pursued and has maintained a successful legal career while serving on national boards and participating in various speaking engagements. Ms. Runyan was a partner in the law firm of Aidikoff, Uhl & Bakhtiari where she began her career in November of 2008 and has gained valuable knowledge in the industry. Katrina returned to the valley to enjoy the benefits and solace that silently exists here. She now dedicates her time to fully understanding local, state and federal laws to assist her clients and the preservation of the valley.

​In 2018 and 2019, Ms. Runyan was recognized as a Southern California Rising Star in Super Lawyers, an honor reserved for only 2.5% of all Southern California attorneys. Additionally, Ms. Runyan was recognized in 2019 as a Mountain State Rising Star in Super Lawyers which also is an honor reserved for only 2.5% of all attorneys in Mountain States.

BAR ADMISSIONS

​Idaho, 2009

California, 2014

REAL ESTATE LICENSES

Idaho, 2018.

​OTHER

FINRA Arbitrator (2014 through present)

Teton Valley Aquatics, Advisory Council Member (2019 through present)

COMMITTEES

Ms. Runyan was a member of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA) and served on its membership committee, annual meeting committee and bar journal committee from 2009 through 2018.

In May 2017, Ms. Runyan was nominated as a public member of the National Arbitration and Mediation Committee (NAMC) of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) which is the advisory group that provides recommendations on rules, regulations and procedures governing arbitrations, mediations and dispute resolution.

In May 2017, Ms. Runyan was elected to be part of the Discovery Task Force Committee (DTFC) of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) which is the advisory group, established in conjunction with a directive from the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, that will review substantive issues relating to discovery in arbitration proceedings that are conducted under the auspices of the FINRA Code of Arbitration Procedure.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA) Annual Meeting, October 2011: “Using Social Media to Conduct Due Diligence.

Pepperdine University, November 2011: “Using Social Media to Conduct Due Diligence.

Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA) Annual Meeting, October 2012: “Practitioner’s Guide Anatomy of Using Social Media in Arbitration.”

​Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA) Annual Meeting, October 2013: “Evaluating the Case and Cross-Jurisdictional Considerations.”

​Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA) Annual Meeting, October 2015: “How to Streamline the Arbitration Presentation.”

Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA) Annual Meeting, October 2016: “Case Management: The Key to Maximizing Client Returns and Growing Your Practice.”

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), September 2017: “Securities Arbitration Committee Teleconference Series: Post Award Issues.”

American Bar Association (ABA), March 2018: “Securities Arbitration Committee Teleconference Series: Post Award Issues.”

Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA) Mid-Year Meeting, April 2018: “Fixed Income Products.”

Practicing Law Institute (PLI), Securities Arbitration, September 2018: “Discovery – How Much is Too Much?”

PUBLICATIONS

FINRA Six–Year Eligibility Rule 12206: The Purchase Date is Often Not the Triggering “Occurrence or Event Giving Rise to a Claim”, PIABA Bar Journal Vol. 20, No. 1 (2013).

The Time for a Uniform Fiduciary Duty Is Now, St. John’s Law Review, Vol. 87: Iss. 2 & 3, 313 (2013).

Market Adjusted Damages in the FINRA Forum, PIABA Bar Journal Volume 21, No. 2 (2014), reprinted in the Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California Advocate (April 2016).

The Use of Third Party Subpoenas to Determine a Brokerage Firm’s Pre-Hiring Due Diligence and Post-Hiring Supervision, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (2015).

 


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