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 1, 2006 E0220030845-01 Order Requiring Counsel to File Notice Pursuant to Rule 9142 Disciplinary Order 06-34
Jan 10, 2006 E8A2004065102 Order Requiring Respondent to Supplement His Rule 9252 Request Disciplinary Order 06-04
Sep 9, 2004 C9B040033 Order Requiring Respondent to Supplement his Rule 9252 Requests Disciplinary Order 04-17
Oct 31, 2007 20070077587 Order Resolving Certain Pre-Hearing Motions Disciplinary Order 07-38
Jun 11, 2007 E102003025201 Order Ruling on (1) Objections to Witnesses, (2) Motion to Substitute Exhibit, (3) Motions in Limine, and (4) Motions to Strike the Respondents' Affirmative Defenses Disciplinary Order 07-21
Feb 15, 2007 2005000316701 Order Ruling on Department of Enforcement's (1) Objections to Witnesses and Documents, (2) Motion to Partially Strike Respondents' Pre-Hearing Brief, (3) Motion in Limine, and (4) Motion for Ruling on the Admissibility of Documents and Business Records Disciplinary Order 07-04
Oct 12, 2004 CAF040020 Order Ruling On Pre-Hearing Motions Disciplinary Decision
Oct 28, 2004 CAF040020 Order Ruling On Pre-Hearing Motions Disciplinary Order 04-29
Feb 16, 2007 2005000316701 Order Ruling on Respondents' Motions to Strike Department of Enforcement's Exhibits Disciplinary Order 07-05
May 24, 2016 2014043020901 Order Ruling on Witness Objections Disciplinary Order 16-18
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