Mr. Blum spent many years in the financial services industry as a licensed stock and commodity broker trading for institutions and private individuals prior to becoming an attorney. He worked in the "pits" of the Commodity Exchange in the World Trade Center in New York. Mr. Blum then combined his extensive experience and knowledge of the securities industry with a law degree and joined one of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the world, with sixteen offices and over five hundred attorneys.
Mr. Blum learned the inner workings of the arbitration process during his tenure at NASD Dispute Resolution, now known as FINRA, which is the forum where approximately 80% of all securities disputes are resolved. At the NASD, Mr. Blum assisted in the adjudication of hundreds of securities arbitration cases.