Office of Hearing Officers

The Office of Hearing Officers is an office of impartial adjudicators of disciplinary cases brought by FINRA's Enforcement Department or Market Regulation Department against FINRA members.

The Office of Hearing Officers maintains strict independence from FINRA's regulatory programs and is physically separated from other FINRA departments.

Hearing officers are not involved in the investigative process. Employment protections exist for hearing officers to further ensure their independence; they may not be terminated except by the FINRA Chief Executive Officer, with a right to appeal to the Audit Committee of FINRA's Board of Governors.

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Date of Decision Proceeding No. Titlesort descending Type Order No.
Dec 27, 2013 2011025506901 Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Richard Hans Bach Disciplinary Decision 2011025506901
Sep 28, 2012 2008012925001 Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. The Dratel Group, Inc. and William M. Dratel Disciplinary Decision 2008012925001
Nov 8, 2011 2008014621701 Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Thomas Weisel Partners, LLC and Stephen H. Brinck, Jr. Disciplinary Decision 2008014621701
Aug 2, 2012 20070094044 Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Wedbush Securities Inc. and Edward W. Wedbush Disciplinary Decision 20070094044
May 30, 2013 2010024889501 Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. William B. Fretz, Jr., John P. Freeman, and The Keystone Equities Group, LP Disciplinary Decision 2010024889501
May 6, 2010 2005003610701 Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. William J. Murphy, Carl M. Birkelbach, and Respondent Firm Disciplinary Decision 2005003610701
Oct 7, 2013 20080150419 Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Market Regulation v. Respondent Redacted Decision 20080150419
Jan 25, 2013 2009017798902 Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Depatment of Enforcement v. Respondent 1 and Respondent 2 Redacted Decision 2009017798902
Aug 5, 2016 ARB160012 Fairbridge Capital Markets Expedited Decision ARB160012
Jul 11, 2016 FPI160004 Fairbridge Capital Markets Expedited Decision FPI160004
Nov 15, 1997 C07970055 Final Pre-hearing Conference Order Disciplinary Order 97-9 C07970055
Mar 10, 1998 CMS970026 Final Pre-Hearing Conference Order, Order Granting Respondents' Motion to Adjourn the March 17, 1998 Hearing, Order Rejecting Respondents' Contested Offer of Settlement, and Order Denying the Department of Enforcement's Motion for Partial Summary Disposition Disciplinary Order 98-21 CMS970026
Mar 9, 2015 2012030724101 APPEALED: Fox Financial Management Corporation, Brian A. Murphy, and James E. Rooney, Jr. Disciplinary Decision 2012030724101
Oct 25, 2017 2014042291901 APPEALED: Gopi K. Vungarala Disciplinary Decision 2014042291901
Nov 6, 2017 2015048048801 Hank M. Werner and Legend Securities, Inc. Disciplinary Decision 2015048048801
Dec 8, 2010 2007007151101 Hearing Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Merrimac Corporate Securities, Inc. Disciplinary Decision 2007007151101
Jun 3, 1998 CMS970028 Hearing Panel Decision Redacted Decision CMS970028
May 6, 1999 C07980021 Hearing Panel Decision Redacted Decision C07980021
Mar 14, 1999 CAF980086 Hearing Panel Decision Redacted Decision CAF980086
Apr 12, 1999 C10980054 Hearing Panel Decision Redacted Decision C10980054
Aug 13, 1999 C9A980041 Hearing Panel Decision Redacted Decision C9A980041
May 7, 1999 CAF980094 Hearing Panel Decision Redacted Decision CAF980094
May 6, 1999 CAF980080 Hearing Panel Decision Redacted Decision CAF980080
Nov 18, 1999 C8A990015 Hearing Panel Decision Redacted Decision C8A990015
Dec 23, 1998 C8A980045 Hearing Panel Decision Redacted Decision C8A980045

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