SR-FINRA-2008-009

Proposed Rule Change to the Code of Arbitration Procedure for Customer Disputes and Industry Disputes to Amend the Chairperson Eligibility Requirements

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. ("FINRA")2 (f/k/a National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. ("NASD")) is filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC" or "Commission") a proposed rule change to amend the chairperson eligibility requirements under NASD Rule 12400(c) of the Code of Arbitration Procedure for Customer Disputes ("Customer Code") and NASD Rule 13400(c) of the Code of Arbitration Procedure for Industry Disputes ("Industry Code").