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 Decision Proceeding No. Titlesort descending Type Order No.
May 2, 2016 2014040968501 APPEALED: Ahmed Gadelkareem Disciplinary Decision 2014040968501
May 3, 2017 2014043001601 APPEALED: Allen B. Holeman Disciplinary Decision 2014043001601
Mar 19, 2009 2005003295801 Amended Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Andrew W. Quinn Disciplinary Decision 2005003295801
May 12, 2009 2005000879302 Amended Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Legacy Trading Co., LLC and Mark Uselton Disciplinary Decision 2005000879302
Sep 1, 2011 20070072538-03 Amended Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Max International Broker-Dealer, Corp. Disciplinary Decision 20070072538-03
May 12, 2009 2005000075703 Amended Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Midas Securities LLC, World Trade Financial Corporation, Jason Troy Adams, Frank Edward Brickell, Jay S. Lee and Rodney Preston Michel Disciplinary Decision 2005000075703
Mar 9, 2012 20080117243 Amended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Christopher Robert Ranni Disciplinary Decision 20080117243
Jul 14, 2009 2007010450601 Amended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Dennis Brown Disciplinary Decision 2007010450601
May 21, 2010 20070094468 Amended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Dirk Allen Taylor Disciplinary Decision 20070094468
Jan 28, 2014 2011026664301 Amended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Gardnyr Michael Capital Inc. and Pfilip Gardnyr Hunt, Jr. Disciplinary Decision 2011026664301
Sep 19, 2013 2011025957702 Amended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Gary Mark Giblen Disciplinary Decision 2011025957702
Jun 14, 2012 2009019369302 Amended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Jeff Ng Disciplinary Decision 2009019369302
Jan 4, 2011 20060052598-01 CALLED FOR REVIEW: Amended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. John Joseph Plunkett Disciplinary Decision 20060052598-01
Aug 6, 2010 2005001988201 Amended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Mark B. Beloyan and Tradespot Markets, Inc. Disciplinary Decision 2005001988201
May 21, 1999 C3A980069 Amended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Michael A. Usher Disciplinary Decision C3A980069
Mar 4, 2013 2008013864401 Amended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Michael Jennings, Brian Mulvey and Respondent 3 Disciplinary Decision 2008013864401
Dec 13, 2011 2008011762801 Amended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Mitchell Fillet Disciplinary Decision 2008011762801
Jun 8, 2012 2007008724701 Amended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Randy Carlson Disciplinary Decision 2007008724701
Aug 13, 2013 2009016159102 Amended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Respondent Redacted Decision 2009016159102
Jan 29, 2009 2005003188901 Amended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Richard G. Cody Disciplinary Decision 2005003188901
Sep 19, 2013 2009016317701 Amended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. The Dratel Group, Inc. and William M. Dratel Disciplinary Decision 2009016317701
Oct 29, 2011 2010021627601 Amended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Timothy L. Pittman Disciplinary Decision 2010021627601
Dec 17, 2012 2009020081301 Amended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. William M. Somerindyke, Jr. and Respondent 2 Disciplinary Decision 2009020081301
Oct 13, 2014 2010022977801 Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. and David B. Tysk Disciplinary Decision 2010022977801
Oct 23, 2015 2013038136101 Andrew Lyman Quinn, Disciplinary Decision 2013038136101

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