SR-FINRA-2012-041

Proposed Rule Change to Amend FINRA's Customer and Industry Codes Of Arbitration Procedure Relating to Subpoenas and to Arbitrator Authority to Direct Appearances of Associated Person Witnesses and Production Of Documents Without Subpoenas

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) is filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) a proposed rule change to amend the Customer and Industry Codes of Arbitration Procedure (collectively “Codes”), to provide that when specified industry parties seek the appearance of witnesses or the production of documents from FINRA members (and individuals associated with the members) that are not parties to the arbitration, FINRA arbitrators shall issue orders for the appearance of witnesses or the production of documents, instead of issuing subpoenas.