Linda D. Fienberg

President, FINRA Dispute Resolution, and Chief Hearing Officer

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Linda D. Fienberg is President, FINRA Dispute Resolution, and Chief Hearing Officer. She has responsibility for FINRA's dispute resolution and disciplinary hearing programs.

Prior to joining NASD in June 1996, Ms. Fienberg was a partner at the Washington, D.C., law firm of Covington & Burling. From 1979 to 1990, she was on the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission, where she held several senior staff positions including Executive Assistant to two Chairmen and Associate General Counsel in the General Counsel's Office, first for the Litigation section and then for the Counseling and Legislation section. She is a recipient of the SEC's Distinguished Service Award.

Ms. Fienberg serves on numerous bar and related committees. She also was a member of NASD's Task Force on Arbitration Policy for which she served as the reporter, the NASD's Legal Advisory Board, and its National Arbitration and Mediation Committee. She also has served as a member of the Advisory Committee on Procedures of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and as a member of the Judicial Conference for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Ms. Fienberg received a J.D. degree from the Georgetown University Law Center where she was an editor of the Georgetown Law Journal, an M.A.T. degree from Wesleyan University (Armstrong Award for number one in the class), and a B.A. degree with Distinction (Phi Beta Kappa) from Cornell University. She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar. She is a current member of the nonprofit boards of the National Partnership for Women and Families and of the Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni (ASECA), and a former member of the nonprofit boards of the Abramson Foundation, the City Lights School, and the Whitman Walker Clinic.