Office of Hearing Officers

The Office of Hearing Officers is an office of impartial adjudicators of disciplinary cases brought by FINRA's Enforcement Department or Market Regulation Department 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 Decisionsort ascending Proceeding No. Title Type Order No.
May 30, 2013 2010024889501 Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. William B. Fretz, Jr., John P. Freeman, and The Keystone Equities Group, LP Disciplinary Decision
May 2, 2013 2009017529101 Order Denying Respondent’s Motion to Compel Production of Documents and a List of Withheld Documents Disciplinary Order 13-03
May 2, 2013 2009017529101 Order Denying Respondent’s Motion to Compel Production of Documents and a List of Withheld Documents. Disciplinary Order 13-06
Apr 15, 2013 2011030192201 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Alfred P. Reeves III Disciplinary Decision
Apr 4, 2013 20070094013 Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Respondent Redacted Decision
Mar 21, 2013 2010024837301 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Carlos Francisco Otalvaro Disciplinary Decision
Mar 21, 2013 2009017527501 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Steven Robert Tomlinson Disciplinary Decision
Mar 15, 2013 2010021621201 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Michael Pino Disciplinary Decision
Mar 15, 2013 20080127674, 20080133768 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Angelo Xagoraris Disciplinary Decision
Mar 13, 2013 2011026874301 Memorandum Order Directing Respondent to Comply with Rule 8210 Request for Information Regarding Respondent’s Reliance on Counsel Defense Disciplinary Order 13-02
Mar 12, 2013 2011025674101 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Shlomi S. Eplboim Disciplinary Decision
Mar 4, 2013 2008013864401 Amended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Michael Jennings, Brian Mulvey and Respondent 3 Disciplinary Decision
Feb 26, 2013 2010024320101 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Timothy M. Wheeler Disciplinary Decision
Feb 21, 2013 2011029760201 Hearing Panel Decision Granting in Part and Denying in Part the Parties’ Cross-Motions for Summary Disposition in Departement of Enforcement v. Charles Schwab & Company, Inc. Disciplinary Decision
Feb 19, 2013 2011029152401 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. William B. Smith Disciplinary Decision
Jan 25, 2013 2009017798902 Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Depatment of Enforcement v. Respondent 1 and Respondent 2 Redacted Decision
Jan 18, 2013 2010023044101 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Jeffrey S. Geraci Disciplinary Decision
Jan 11, 2013 2009016764901 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Robert Durant Tucker Disciplinary Decision
Jan 4, 2013 FPI120005 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Gregory E. Goldstein Expedited Decision, Rule 9550 Expedited Decisions
Jan 4, 2013 2010023349601 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Denise M. Olson Disciplinary Decision
Jan 2, 2013 2009019108901 Order Denying Motion by Respondent 1 for an Extension of Time – Hearing Disciplinary Order 13-01
Dec 17, 2012 2009020081301 Amended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. William M. Somerindyke, Jr. and Respondent 2 Disciplinary Decision
Dec 6, 2012 FPI120012 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Steven Barbot Expedited Decision, Rule 9550 Expedited Decisions
Nov 30, 2012 20100248883-01 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Richard N. Maruyama Disciplinary Decision
Nov 19, 2012 2009018377601 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Michael J. Binstock Disciplinary Decision

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