SR-FINRA-2016-022

Proposed Rule Change Relating to the Panel Selection Process in Customer Cases with Three Arbitrators.

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) is filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) a proposed rule change to amend FINRA Rule 12403 of the Code of Arbitration Procedure for Customer Disputes (“Code”) concerning customer cases with three arbitrators, to increase the number of public arbitrators on the list that FINRA sends parties during the arbitration panel selection process from 10 arbitrators to 15 arbitrators. FINRA would also increase the number of strikes that parties may make to the public list from four to six strikes to keep the proportion of strikes the same under the amended rule as it is under the current rule.

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Text of the Proposed Rule ChangePDF - 77.75 KB
Federal Register NoticePDF - 192.84 KB
Extension No. 1PDF - 47.62 KB
Response to CommentsPDF - 28.61 KB
Approval OrderPDF - 180.21 KB