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.

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Date of Decision Proceeding No.sort descending Title Type Order No.
Jan 23, 2014 2011029619301 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Kenny Akindemowo 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
Apr 5, 2012 2011029760201 Order Denying Respondent’s Motion for Leave to Serve Limited Discovery Disciplinary Order 12-02
Jun 26, 2015 2011030072301 Audra Lynn Lalley Disciplinary Decision
Apr 15, 2013 2011030192201 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Alfred P. Reeves III Disciplinary Decision
Jun 10, 2016 2011030293503 APPEALED: Richard Gomez Disciplinary Decision
Dec 8, 2014 2011030781201 Order (1) Denying Respondent’s Motion to Dismiss, (2) Granting in Part Enforcement’s Motion to Strike, and (3) Directing Respondent to File an Amended Answer Disciplinary Order 14-07
Jul 23, 2015 2012030527503 APPEALED: Thaddeus James North Disciplinary Decision
Oct 17, 2016 2012030564701 APPEALED: Newport Coast Securities, Inc., Douglas A. Leone, and Andre V. LaBarbera Disciplinary Decision
Dec 2, 2014 2012030570301 Calvin B. Grigsby Disciplinary Decision
Mar 9, 2015 2012030724101 APPEALED: Fox Financial Management Corporation, Brian A. Murphy, and James E. Rooney, Jr. Disciplinary Decision
Jun 3, 2016 2012030731802 APPEALED: William H. Murphy & Co., Inc. and William H. Murphy Disciplinary Decision
Jan 26, 2017 2012030738501 APPEALED: J.W. Korth and Company Disciplinary Decision
May 8, 2014 2012031142101 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v.John Allan Waldock, Jr. Disciplinary Decision
Mar 10, 2016 2012031496501 Order Denying Respondents’ Motion for Partial Summary Disposition. Disciplinary Order 16-11
Sep 26, 2017 2012031748203 William Norris Jordan Disciplinary Decision
Apr 21, 2017 2012032019101 Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Respondents’ Motion Pursuant to FINRA Rules 8210 and 9252. Disciplinary Order 17-12
Apr 4, 2016 20120320803-01 APPEALED: Peter J. Auzers and Shiva Naby Disciplinary Decision
Sep 27, 2013 20120321124-01 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Gregg Charles Lorenzo Disciplinary Decision
May 21, 2015 2012032519101 APPEALED: Robert Earl Holaday Disciplinary Decision
Sep 30, 2014 2012032519101 Order Denying Respondent’s Motion for Production of Documents Disciplinary Order 14-04
Feb 27, 2018 2012032731802 APPEALED: Wilson-Davis & Co., Inc., James C. Snow, and Byron B. Barkley Disciplinary Decision
Jul 8, 2014 2012032950101 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Joseph R. Butler Disciplinary Decision
Feb 14, 2014 2012032997201 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Stephen Grivas Disciplinary Decision
Sep 13, 2016 2012033105901 Order Granting Department of Enforcement’s Motion to Strike Affirmative Defense. Disciplinary Order 16-26