Founder, Managing Director, MarketCounsel
Founder, Managing Member, Hamburger Law Firm
Brian Hamburger is the Founder and Managing Director of MarketCounsel, a business and regulatory compliance consulting firm to some of the country’s preeminent entrepreneurial independent investment advisors. He is also the Founder and Managing Member of the Hamburger Law Firm, a boutique law firm practicing in areas investment and securities law as well as relevant corporate and employment matters. For five years running, MarketCounsel has been named one of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine.
Brian has emerged as a leader in the investment management industry. He is a frequent lecturer to the securities industry and his talks have ranged from delivering the keynote address to the country's state securities regulators to addressing school-age children on entrepreneurial issues. He is admitted to several bars, a regular columnist for a leading industry publication, and is a member of the FINRA Dispute Resolution Board of Arbitrators and has served as an arbitrator for the New York Stock Exchange.
Brian’s prior experience spans government, both regulatory with the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and judicial with the U.S. District Court and the state appellate court; from booking trades as a wirehouse intern to serving as chief compliance officer of an SEC-registered investment adviser; and, of course, private law practice.
A graduate of Quinnipiac College, received his B.S. with the school's first dual major in Economics and Financial Management and then his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law. Brian then acquired the designation of Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional (CRCP) from the Wharton School and the FINRA Institute as well as the Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst™ (AIFA®).