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. Title Type Order No.sort descending
Jun 10, 2016 2011030293503 APPEALED: Richard Gomez Disciplinary Decision
Jan 4, 2011 20060052598-01 CALLED FOR REVIEW: Amended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. John Joseph Plunkett Disciplinary Decision
Apr 28, 2015 2012033351801 CALLED FOR REVIEW: Paolo Franca Iida Disciplinary Decision
Mar 15, 2007 ARB060035 Wedbush Morgan Securities, Inc. Expedited Decision, Rule 9550 Expedited Decisions
Jun 20, 2017 2014041724601 APPEALED: Scottsdale Capital Advisors Corporation, John J. Hurry, Timothy B. Diblasi, and D. Michael Cruz Disciplinary Decision
Apr 16, 2007 ARB060031 In the Matter of Department of Enforcement, Complainant vs. Respondent Expedited Decision, Rule 9550 Expedited Decisions
Dec 14, 2002 CAF000045 Hearing Panel Decision as to Respondent Redacted Decision
Nov 18, 1999 C8A990015 Hearing Panel Decision Redacted Decision
Jul 17, 2015 2012034936101 APPEALED: Jeffrey D. Noard Disciplinary Decision
Dec 12, 2016 2013036653301 Vincent Au Disciplinary Decision
Apr 12, 2007 E1020040926-01 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Respondents Redacted Decision
Jul 20, 2012 FPI110005 Hearing Panel Decision in Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Justin W. Keener Expedited Decision, Rule 9550 Expedited Decisions
May 26, 2017 2014040295201 Carolina Financial Securities, LLC, and Bruce Victor Roberts Disciplinary Decision
Dec 30, 2014 2009020941801 APPEALED: Lek Securities Corporation and Samuel Frederik Lek Disciplinary Decision
Jan 19, 2011 2008011684001 Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Respondent Redacted Decision
Sep 26, 2005 ARB040051 Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Respondent Expedited Decision, Rule 9550 Expedited Decisions
Jul 23, 2015 2012030527503 APPEALED: Thaddeus James North Disciplinary Decision
Dec 14, 2016 2012033832501 APPEALED: Matthew D. Rubin Disciplinary Decision
Mar 30, 2007 20042000056-01 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Market Regulation v. Respondent Redacted Decision
Jan 15, 2016 2012033362101 APPEALED: Thomas Edmund Connors Disciplinary Decision
Jun 2, 2017 2014039091903 Richard Lim Disciplinary Decision
Jan 20, 2015 2011028647101 John Carris Investments, LLC, George Carris, Andrey Tkatchenko, Jason Barter, and Randy Heckler Disciplinary Decision
Oct 6, 2010 FPI100008 Hearning Panel Decision in Department of Member Regulation v. Sharemaster Expedited Decision, Rule 9550 Expedited Decisions
Dec 2, 2014 2012030570301 Calvin B. Grigsby Disciplinary Decision
Sep 17, 2010 FPI100016 Hearning Panel Decision in Department of Member Regulation v. Gremo Investments, Inc. Expedited Decision, Rule 9550 Expedited Decisions

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