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.sort descending Title Type Order No.
Oct 17, 2011 2009018068701 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Harry W. Hunt Disciplinary Decision
Jul 26, 2012 2009018076101 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Blair A. West Disciplinary Decision
Nov 19, 2012 2009018377601 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Michael J. Binstock Disciplinary Decision
Oct 12, 2012 2009018771602 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Respondent Redacted Decision
Mar 14, 2012 2009018771602 Order Denying Respondent’s Motion to Present Expert Witness Disciplinary Order 12-01
Jun 28, 2013 2009018818101 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Anthony G. Manaia Disciplinary Decision
Dec 6, 2011 2009018819001 Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Nicholas D. Skaltsounis, Respondent 2, and John B. Guyette Disciplinary Decision
Feb 23, 2012 2009018944001 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Daniel Edward Becerril, II Disciplinary Decision
Aug 11, 2014 2009019042402 Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. James E. Rooney, Jr. Disciplinary Decision
Jun 3, 2013 2009019042402 Order Denying Respondent’s Motion to Disqualify Josefina Martinez and Motion to Compel Testimony and Production of Documents by Josefina Martinez Disciplinary Order 13-04
Jan 2, 2013 2009019108901 Order Denying Motion by Respondent 1 for an Extension of Time – Hearing Disciplinary Order 13-01
Nov 5, 2013 2009019108901 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. William Scholander and Talman Harris Disciplinary Decision
Sep 22, 2011 20090192254 Memorandum Opinion and Order Denying Respondent’s Motion to Set Aside Default Decision Disciplinary Order 11-09
Apr 2, 2012 2009019297801 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Dame Cisse Disciplinary Decision
Jun 14, 2012 2009019369302 Amended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Jeff Ng Disciplinary Decision
Oct 3, 2011 20090195518 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Darrell Eugene Fox Disciplinary Decision
Sep 19, 2011 2009019637001 Hearing Panel Decision Granting Enforcement's Motion for Summary Disposition in Department of Enforcement v. Thomas Thanh Doan Disciplinary Decision
Sep 28, 2012 2009019837302 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Blair C. Mielke, Frederick W. Shultz, Thomas J. Gorter and Michael L. Trier Disciplinary Decision
Dec 17, 2012 2009020081301 Amended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. William M. Somerindyke, Jr. and Respondent 2 Disciplinary Decision
Jul 8, 2014 2009020465801 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Keith D. Geary Disciplinary Decision
Nov 8, 2013 20090207019-01 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Respondent. Redacted Decision
Aug 7, 2015 20090208031-02 Paul Charles Dotson Disciplinary Decision
Dec 30, 2014 2009020941801 APPEALED: Lek Securities Corporation and Samuel Frederik Lek Disciplinary Decision
Dec 12, 2013 20090209629-01 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Jason Blum Disciplinary Decision
Nov 9, 2012 2010020846601 Order Granting Enforcement’s Motion to Offer Expert Testimony and Respondent’s Motion to Allow Expert Testimony Disciplinary Order 12-07

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