Notice to Members 04-57

NASD Extends Jurisdiction to Suspend Formerly Associated Persons Who Fail to Pay Arbitration Awards

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved two amendments to the NASD By-Laws that further strengthen NASD's ability to prevent formerly associated persons from re-entering the securities industry if they have failed to pay awards or settlements relating to arbitrations or mediations submitted under NASD Rules.

Questions concerning this Notice should be directed to Laura Gansler, Assistant General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, Regulatory Policy and Oversight, at (202) 728-8275; or Jean I. Feeney, Vice President and Chief Counsel, Dispute Resolution, at (202) 728-6959.