Office of Hearing Officers

The Office of Hearing Officers is an office of impartial adjudicators of disciplinary cases brought by FINRA’s Department of Enforcement 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.
Dec 6, 2010 20050007427 Respondent Firm and Respondent 2 Disciplinary Order 10-07
May 17, 2017 2012035284301 APPEALED: Richard A. McCollam Disciplinary Decision
Nov 3, 2014 20110273503 Richard A. McGuire Disciplinary Decision
Nov 4, 2016 2013038986001 APPEALED: Richard A. Riemer, Jr. Disciplinary Decision
Mar 17, 2015 2011027271901 Richard Blair Disciplinary Decision
Jun 5, 2015 20140407790-01 Richard Francis Kenny, Jr. Disciplinary Decision
Jun 10, 2016 2011030293503 APPEALED: Richard Gomez Disciplinary Decision
Jun 2, 2017 2014039091903 Richard Lim Disciplinary Decision
Feb 27, 2018 2015045254501 APPEALED: Richard O. White Disciplinary Decision
Nov 28, 2016 2013038770901 Ricky R. Moore Disciplinary Decision
Jun 13, 2018 2016049085401 APPEALED: Robert Charles McNamara Disciplinary Decision
Aug 4, 2016 FPI160002 Robert DePalo Expedited Decision
May 21, 2015 2012032519101 APPEALED: Robert Earl Holaday Disciplinary Decision
Jul 5, 2018 2015046631101 APPEALED: Robert R Tweed Disciplinary Decision
Jun 24, 2015 20070092503-01 Robin Maranda Oscher Disciplinary Decision
Aug 12, 2016 2013039639101 Ronald Leslie Geffner Disciplinary Decision
Dec 26, 2000 DFC000003 Rule 9530 Suspension Proceeding DFC000003 Expedited Decision, Rule 9530 Suspension Decisions
Oct 6, 1999 DFC990003 Rule 9530 Suspension Proceeding DFC990003 Expedited Decision, Rule 9530 Suspension Decisions
Feb 29, 2008 20070077587 Rulings on Pre-Hearing Motions and Notice of Hearing Disciplinary Order 08-03
Aug 7, 2007 20060042305-01 Scheduling Order Disciplinary Order 07-33
Jun 20, 2017 2014041724601 APPEALED: Scottsdale Capital Advisors Corporation, John J. Hurry, Timothy B. Diblasi, and D. Michael Cruz Disciplinary Decision
Feb 14, 2018 2016049420501 Second Order Rescheduling Initial Pre-Hearing Conference Disciplinary Order 18-02
Apr 18, 2016 2011027007901 APPEALED: Shashishekhar Doni Disciplinary Decision
Mar 3, 2017 2014039285401 APPEALED: Southeast, N.C., Inc. and Frank Harmon Black Disciplinary Decision
Mar 21, 2017 2013035865303 APPEALED: Spencer Edwards, Inc. and Gordon Dihle Disciplinary Decision

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