NASD Notice to Members 00-18 - March 2000

NASD Regulation Issues Statement of Policy Regarding Recordation by Members of NASD Examinations

Executive Summary

In response to a request by a member firm, NASD Regulation, Inc. (NASD RegulationSM) recently clarified its long-standing practice of not permitting members to record by video or audio tape conversations between NASD Regulation field examiners and National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (NASD®) member firm officers or other staff during the opening and exit interviews that are routinely requested by NASD Regulation staff during field examinations, as well as any other aspects of examinations. By this Notice, the NASD adopts this long-standing practice as its policy regarding audio or video taping of examinations by members.


Questions or comments concerning this Notice may be directed to Alden S. Adkins, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, NASD Regulation, at (202) 728-8332; or Dan Sibears, Senior Vice President, Member Regulation, at (202) 728-8221; or Robert J. Smith, Assistant General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, NASD Regulation, at (202) 728-8451.