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 Decision Proceeding No. Title Type Order No.sort descending
Jul 26, 2012 2009018076101 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Blair A. West Disciplinary Decision
May 31, 2006 CAF030007 Order Granting Complainant's Motion to Withdraw the Complaint, with Prejudice Disciplinary Order
Jun 3, 2016 2012030731802 APPEALED: William H. Murphy & Co., Inc. and William H. Murphy Disciplinary Decision
Feb 6, 2018 DFC170004 APPEALED: Dakota Securities International, Inc. Expedited Decision
Oct 14, 2008 2006006890801 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. CMG Institutional Trading, LLC and Shawn Baldwin Disciplinary Decision
Jul 12, 2006 C8A050055 CALLED FOR REVIEW: Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement vs. Daniel W. Bukovcik Disciplinary Decision
Nov 19, 1999 C8A990017 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. David L. Foran Disciplinary Decision
Mar 12, 2013 2011025674101 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Shlomi S. Eplboim Disciplinary Decision
Aug 27, 2015 2012034934301 Wedbush Securities Inc. Disciplinary Decision
Jan 24, 2005 C9B040033 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement vs. Robert M. Ryerson Disciplinary Decision
Jun 5, 2009 2007009082902 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Richard A. Neaton Disciplinary Decision
Dec 30, 2011 2010021916601 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Joseph S. Amundsen Disciplinary Decision
Feb 8, 2001 C07000033 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Franklyn Ross Michelin and LH Ross & Company, Inc. Disciplinary Decision
Feb 7, 2008 E102004083704 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Marc Winters Disciplinary Decision
Nov 7, 2003 C10020090 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Joseph Abbondante Disciplinary Decision
Aug 2, 2012 20070094044 Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Wedbush Securities Inc. and Edward W. Wedbush Disciplinary Decision
Mar 27, 2000 C10970176 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Robert FitzPatrick Disciplinary Decision
Jun 10, 2016 2011030293503 APPEALED: Richard Gomez Disciplinary Decision
Feb 27, 2018 2015045254501 APPEALED: Richard O. White Disciplinary Decision
Jan 4, 2011 20060052598-01 CALLED FOR REVIEW: Amended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. John Joseph Plunkett Disciplinary Decision
Jul 28, 2006 C3B050012 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement vs. Ronald Pellegrino Disciplinary Decision
Feb 11, 2000 CAF980031 Hearing Panel Decision as to Respondent Redacted Decision
Dec 20, 2002 C3A020013 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Joseph J. Vastano, Jr. Disciplinary Decision
Jun 27, 2001 CAF000033 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Dennis Sturm Disciplinary Decision
Mar 15, 2013 2010021621201 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Michael Pino Disciplinary Decision

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