Notice to Members 02-07

NASD Adopts Interpretive Material Prohibiting Interference with the Transfer of Customer Accounts in the Context of Employment Disputes

NASD Regulation, Inc. (NASD RegulationSM) has adopted Interpretive Material 2110-7, which provides that it is inconsistent with just and equitable principles of trade for a member or person associated with a member to interfere with a customer's request to transfer his or her account in connection with the change in employment of the customer's registered representative, provided that the account is not subject to any lien for monies owed by the customer or other bona fide claim.

Questions regarding this Notice may be directed to Sarah J. Williams, Assistant General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, NASD Regulation, at (202) 728-8083.