Office of Hearing Officers

The Office of Hearing Officers is an office of impartial adjudicators of disciplinary cases brought by FINRA’s Department of Enforcement 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.
Sep 14, 2006 DFC060004 Order Setting a Pre-Hearing Conference Disciplinary Order 06-56
Feb 28, 2007 2005001305701 Order Setting Philadelphia, Pa as Venue for Disciplinary Proceeding Disciplinary Order 07-08
Jan 12, 1998 C3A970074 Order Setting Second Pre-Hearing Conference Disciplinary Order 98-4
Feb 2, 1998 C04970029 Order Staying Proceeding Disciplinary Order 98-16
Dec 19, 1997 C01970032 Order Striking Answer Filed on Behalf of and Directing the Department of Enforcement to Send a Second Notice of Complaint Disciplinary Order 97-15
Mar 3, 2006 E9B2003033501 Order Sustaining Complainant's Objections to Respondent's Expert Witness Designation and Report Disciplinary Order 06-20
Nov 13, 2017 2013035345701 Order Sustaining Department of Enforcement’s Objection to Respondents’ Inclusion of Erin Vocke on their Proposed Witness List Disciplinary Order 17-20
Oct 17, 2012 2010024320101 Order to Provide Verification in Support of Request for Continuance of Hearing Disciplinary Order 12-05
Dec 6, 2007 20070086505-01 Order to Show Cause Disciplinary Order 07-40
Jan 15, 1998 C10970163 Order to Show Cause Disciplinary Order 98-6
Dec 19, 1997 C10970172 Order to Show Cause Why Respondents Should Not Be Held in Default to Appear at at Pre-Hearing Conference Disciplinary Order 97-16
Mar 9, 2000 C8A990032 Order Vacating Default Against Respondent, Granting Complainant Leave to Re-Serve the Complaint, and Setting a Briefing Schedule on the Issue of Jurisdiction Disciplinary Order 00-05
Apr 13, 1999 CMS980108 Order with Respect to Respondent's Motion to Compel Production of Documents Disciplinary Order 99-05
Apr 28, 2015 2012033351801 CALLED FOR REVIEW: Paolo Franca Iida Disciplinary Decision
Aug 7, 2015 20090208031-02 Paul Charles Dotson Disciplinary Decision
Mar 18, 2016 2012034719701 APPEALED: Paul E. Taboada Disciplinary Decision
Apr 4, 2016 20120320803-01 APPEALED: Peter J. Auzers and Shiva Naby Disciplinary Decision
Oct 20, 2016 SD-2071 PHX Financial, Inc. Statutory Disqualification, Approvals
Apr 23, 2004 C9B040033 Pre-Hearing Order Disciplinary Order 04-24
Oct 9, 2000 C07000023 Pre-Hearing Order Disciplinary Order 00-30
Apr 4, 2002 C02010041 Pre-Hearing Order Disciplinary Order 02-05
Apr 8, 2003 CAF020048 Pre-Hearing Order Directing ___________ to File a Power of Attorney Disciplinary Order 03-07
Jan 2, 1998 C10970164 Pre-Hearing Scheduling Order and Rulings on Respondent's Discovery Motion Disciplinary Order 98-1
Jun 28, 2007 E102003025201 Procedural Pre-Hearing Order Disciplinary Order 07-27
Jul 28, 2016 2013035817701 Protective Order Governing Personal Confidential Information Disciplinary Order 16-19