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.
May 31, 2012 2007011413501 Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Brookstone Securities, Inc., Antony Lee Turbeville, Christopher Dean Kline, and David William Locy Disciplinary Decision
Apr 4, 2012 20050007427 Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. David Lerner Associates, Inc. and William Mason Disciplinary Decision
Jun 11, 2010 2007007792902 Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Edward S. Brokaw Disciplinary Decision
Jan 26, 2011 2006004122402 Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Hedge Fund Capital Partners LLC and Howard G. Jahre Disciplinary Decision
Aug 11, 2014 2009019042402 Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. James E. Rooney, Jr. Disciplinary Decision
Apr 17, 2009 2005003437102 Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Michael Lee Bullock Disciplinary Decision
Dec 16, 2008 EAF0400630001 Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Mutual Service Corporation, et al. 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
Apr 4, 2013 20070094013 Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Respondent Redacted Decision
Aug 28, 2012 2008013863702 Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Respondent Redacted Decision
Oct 8, 2010 2007009461301 Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Respondent Redacted Decision
Mar 3, 2006 CAF030014 CALLED FOR REVIEW: Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Respondent Redacted Decision
Jan 19, 2011 2008011684001 Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Respondent Redacted Decision
Dec 27, 2013 2011025506901 Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Richard Hans Bach Disciplinary Decision
Sep 28, 2012 2008012925001 Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. The Dratel Group, Inc. and William M. Dratel Disciplinary Decision
Nov 8, 2011 2008014621701 Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Thomas Weisel Partners, LLC and Stephen H. Brinck, Jr. Disciplinary Decision
Aug 2, 2012 20070094044 Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Wedbush Securities Inc. and Edward W. Wedbush Disciplinary Decision
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 6, 2010 2005003610701 Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. William J. Murphy, Carl M. Birkelbach, and Respondent Firm Disciplinary Decision
Oct 7, 2013 20080150419 Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Market Regulation v. Respondent Redacted Decision
Jan 25, 2013 2009017798902 Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Depatment of Enforcement v. Respondent 1 and Respondent 2 Redacted Decision
Aug 5, 2016 ARB160012 Fairbridge Capital Markets Expedited Decision
Jul 11, 2016 FPI160004 Fairbridge Capital Markets Expedited Decision
Nov 15, 1997 C07970055 Final Pre-hearing Conference Order Disciplinary Order 97-9
Mar 10, 1998 CMS970026 Final Pre-Hearing Conference Order, Order Granting Respondents' Motion to Adjourn the March 17, 1998 Hearing, Order Rejecting Respondents' Contested Offer of Settlement, and Order Denying the Department of Enforcement's Motion for Partial Summary Disposition Disciplinary Order 98-21

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