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.

View:  Orders and Decisions Chronologically  |  Orders by Topic  |  Orders by Rule
Date of Decisionsort ascending Proceeding No. Title Type Order No.
Sep 27, 2013 2011025591601 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Highland Financial, LTD. and Gordon D. Smith. Disciplinary Decision
Sep 27, 2013 20120321124-01 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Gregg Charles Lorenzo Disciplinary Decision
Sep 19, 2013 2009016317701 Amended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. The Dratel Group, Inc. and William M. Dratel Disciplinary Decision
Sep 19, 2013 2011025957702 Amended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Gary Mark Giblen Disciplinary Decision
Aug 13, 2013 2009016159102 Amended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Respondent Redacted Decision
Jul 18, 2013 2010024271001 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Levinski Dealexis Barnes Disciplinary Decision
Jun 28, 2013 2009018818101 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Anthony G. Manaia Disciplinary Decision
Jun 20, 2013 2009016034101 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Anthony A. Grey. Disciplinary Decision
Jun 18, 2013 FPI130001 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Gregg Charles Lorenzo Expedited Decision, Rule 9550 Expedited Decisions
Jun 12, 2013 2011025780101 Order Denying Respondent’s Motion to Compel the Department of Enforcement to Produce Withheld Documents Disciplinary Order 13-05
Jun 11, 2013 2010024062601 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Stephen Yarkpazuo Jensen Disciplinary Decision
Jun 3, 2013 2009019042402 Order Denying Respondent’s Motion to Disqualify Josefina Martinez and Motion to Compel Testimony and Production of Documents by Josefina Martinez Disciplinary Order 13-04
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
May 2, 2013 2009017529101 Order Denying Respondent’s Motion to Compel Production of Documents and a List of Withheld Documents Disciplinary Order 13-03
May 2, 2013 2009017529101 Order Denying Respondent’s Motion to Compel Production of Documents and a List of Withheld Documents. Disciplinary Order 13-06
Apr 15, 2013 2011030192201 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Alfred P. Reeves III Disciplinary Decision
Apr 4, 2013 20070094013 Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Respondent Redacted Decision
Mar 21, 2013 2010024837301 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Carlos Francisco Otalvaro Disciplinary Decision
Mar 21, 2013 2009017527501 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Steven Robert Tomlinson Disciplinary Decision
Mar 15, 2013 2010021621201 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Michael Pino Disciplinary Decision
Mar 15, 2013 20080127674, 20080133768 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Angelo Xagoraris Disciplinary Decision
Mar 13, 2013 2011026874301 Memorandum Order Directing Respondent to Comply with Rule 8210 Request for Information Regarding Respondent’s Reliance on Counsel Defense Disciplinary Order 13-02
Mar 12, 2013 2011025674101 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Shlomi S. Eplboim Disciplinary Decision
Mar 4, 2013 2008013864401 Amended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Michael Jennings, Brian Mulvey and Respondent 3 Disciplinary Decision
Feb 26, 2013 2010024320101 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Timothy M. Wheeler Disciplinary Decision

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