Investor Rights Advocate J. Boyd Page, In Memoriam
With profound respect and gratitude, and on behalf of all those whose professional paths crossed with his, we honor the memory of J. Boyd Page, the founding member of Page Perry & Associates, LLC, who passed away in June of 2013. With the consent of his estate, this firm will continue to honor his leadership, professional excellence, and dedication to the rights of investors.
Professor Seth Lipner, who, along with Boyd and others, co-founded PIABA (the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association), wrote on the very day of Boyd’s death that “as many of us can attest, and as one friend already wrote me, he changed my life, and that of so many others. It is not an overstatement to say that the world is a safer place for investors because of the work he did and the dedication he had.”
J. Boyd Page was widely recognized as one of the leading investor attorneys in the country. During his career he handled some of the largest investment fraud cases filed in courts and arbitration forums. He represented injured investors from virtually every state in the country. He worked for thousands of securities abuse victims and assisted them in recovering over $750 million. He assisted investors in recovering over $1 million on more than 45 separate occasions, including more than 30 different occasions since January 2005. Of course, those past successes do not guarantee similar results under different factual and legal circumstances.
In 1987, Mr. Page was a founding partner in the Atlanta firm of Page & Bacek LLP. Mr. Page was born in Kingsport, Tennessee and attended elementary and high school there. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science with Distinction in Commerce in 1970. After receiving his undergraduate degree, Mr. Page attended the University of Virginia Law School. Upon graduation in 1973, Mr. Page came to Atlanta and entered into the private practice of law.
A trial attorney, Mr. Page practiced primarily in the area of investment disputes. In the securities area, he had extensive experience representing investors against brokerage firms, issuers of securities and others. Some of Mr. Page’s cases were chronicled in Kurt Eichenwald’s best-selling book, “Serpent on the Rock,” the story of Prudential Securities’ limited partnership problems. Mr. Page was also a major participant in an array of large actions, including actions against Prudential Securities, Marriott, D.H. Blair, UBS, Citigroup, Charles Schwab, Morgan Keegan, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, PNC, and SunTrust Securities, among others.
Mr. Page served as adjunct professor of law, teaching “Introduction to Civil Practice” at the Emory University School of Law. Mr. Page testified before Congressional Subcommittees on the securities arbitration process. He was interviewed by and quoted in leading newspapers and business periodicals on many occasions regarding investors’ rights and investment disputes –including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Financial Times, Money Magazine, USA Today, The Washington Post, Business Week, Registered Representative Magazine, Worth Magazine, Smart Money Magazine, The Atlanta Journal & Constitution, The Securities Arbitration Commentator, and The Fulton County Daily Report, among others.
Mr. Page was a past member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (f/k/a National Association of Securities Dealers) National Arbitration Committee and its NASD’s Securities Arbitration Policy Task Force. Mr. Page also served on the Advisory Board of the Securities Arbitration Commentator, the Georgia Penny Stock Advisory Committee and the American Arbitration Association’s Securities Arbitration Policy Committee. Mr. Page was a founder and past president of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association and also served as co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Securities Arbitration Subcommittee. Mr. Page received the “Outstanding Georgia Citizen Award” from the Georgia Secretary of State.
“Should the SEC Exercise Its Authority under Dodd-Frank to Prohibit Mandatory Arbitration Clauses,” Securities Litigation Journal, American Bar Association, 2011.
‘The Nuts and Bolts of Investment Malpractice,” Messrs. Page and Jones, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2010.
“How to Win the Battle: Representing Wealthy and Sophisticated Investors at the Hearing,” Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, 2010.
“FINRA Securities Class Action Arbitrations,” American Bar Association, 2009.
“Transforming the Attitude in the Securities Industry (Auction Rate Securities),” Thomson/Aspatore, 2008.
“Securities Litigation Update: Key Cases from the Plaintiff’s Perspective,” Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2007.
“Problematic Hearing Issues in Securities Arbitration: Some Possible Approaches, Strategies and Solutions,” Public Investors Bar Association, 2006 and Practising Law Institute, 2007.
“The Use of Experts in Securities Arbitration,” Practising Law Institute, 2001.
“Emerging Developments in Securities Arbitration,” Practising Law Institute, 1997.
“Securities Arbitration and Litigation: The Changing Landscape,” Glasser Legalworks, 1996.
“Developments in Securities Arbitration and Other Regulatory Issues,” Practising Law Institute, 1996.
“Arbitration–Has the Favored Child Become Spoiled,” ABA, 1996.
“The Role of Mediation and Early Neutral Evaluation in Facilitating Settlement Negotiations,” Practising Law Institute, 1995.
“Representing Customers in Securities Arbitration: Key Considerations in Addressing Case Approach Pleadings, Credibility, Damages and the Role of the Law in Arbitration,” Practising Law Institute, 1994.
“Settlement of Securities Disputes,” Practising Law Institute, 1993.
“Determining Credibility in Securities Arbitration Proceedings,” Practising Law Institute, 1993.
“The Claimant’s Development and Presentation of Evidence in Arbitration Proceedings,” Practising Law Institute, 1992.
“Representing Customers in Securities Arbitration,” ABA, 1992.
“Securities Arbitration: Is the Playing Field Level From the Customer’s Perspective?” ALI-ABA 1991.
“Representing Claimants in Securities Arbitration” Practising Law Institute, 1990-1991.