Joseph J. Punturo Assistant Attorney General, Franchise Section Chief - Office of the New York State Attorney General

Joseph Punturo is an Assistant Attorney General in the New York State Attorney General’s Investor Protection Bureau. The Investor Protection Bureau enforces the Martin Act, New York State’s securities law, and the Franchise Sales Act, New York State’s franchise law. Mr. Punturo is the Section Chief of the Franchise Section, and is responsible for franchise enforcement and registration, as well as other matters arising under the Martin Act. Mr. Punturo also has served as the Chair of the Bureau’s Legal Standards and Practices Committee. In 2004, Mr. Punturo received a Louis J. Lefkowitz Memorial Award for outstanding service to the Attorney General’s Office. Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Office, Mr. Punturo was a litigator in private practice in New York. Mr. Punturo is the Chair of NASAA’s Broker-Dealer Arbitration Project Group and also serves on NASAA’s Franchise Project Group. Mr. Punturo is the former Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Franchise, Distribution and Licensing Law Committee and also previously served on the Securities Regulation, Securities Arbitration, and Business Law Section Executive Committees.


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