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. Title Type Order No.sort descending
Feb 7, 2014 2009017899801 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Rani T. Jarkas and William H. Carson Disciplinary Decision
May 30, 2017 2014039839101 APPEALED: Jim Jinkook Seol Disciplinary Decision
Nov 19, 1999 C8A990017 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. David L. Foran Disciplinary Decision
Jul 26, 2012 2009018076101 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Blair A. West Disciplinary Decision
Feb 15, 2002 C01010003 Hearing Panel Decision as to Respondent Redacted Decision
Mar 19, 1998 C07970055 Hearing Panel Decision Redacted Decision
Jul 12, 2006 C8A050055 CALLED FOR REVIEW: Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement vs. Daniel W. Bukovcik Disciplinary Decision
Jul 28, 2006 C3B050012 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement vs. Ronald Pellegrino Disciplinary Decision
Jun 10, 2016 2011030293503 APPEALED: Richard Gomez Disciplinary Decision
Feb 27, 2018 2015045254501 APPEALED: Richard O. White Disciplinary Decision
Feb 7, 2008 E102004083704 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Marc Winters Disciplinary Decision
Jan 24, 2005 C9B040033 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement vs. Robert M. Ryerson Disciplinary Decision
Nov 7, 2003 C10020090 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Joseph Abbondante Disciplinary Decision
Jan 4, 2011 20060052598-01 CALLED FOR REVIEW: Amended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. John Joseph Plunkett Disciplinary Decision
Mar 12, 2013 2011025674101 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Shlomi S. Eplboim Disciplinary Decision
Mar 27, 2000 C10970176 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Robert FitzPatrick Disciplinary Decision
Aug 27, 2015 2012034934301 Wedbush Securities Inc. Disciplinary Decision
Feb 11, 2000 CAF980031 Hearing Panel Decision as to Respondent Redacted Decision
Dec 30, 2011 2010021916601 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Joseph S. Amundsen Disciplinary Decision
Jun 5, 2009 2007009082902 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Richard A. Neaton Disciplinary Decision
Aug 2, 2012 20070094044 Extended Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Wedbush Securities Inc. and Edward W. Wedbush Disciplinary Decision
Feb 8, 2001 C07000033 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Franklyn Ross Michelin and LH Ross & Company, Inc. Disciplinary Decision
Mar 14, 2018 2016052347901 APPEALED: Austin Wayne Morton Disciplinary Decision
Nov 28, 2007 EAF0400300001 Hearing Panel Decision in Department of Enforcement v. Kirlin Securities, Inc., Anthony J. Kirincic, David O. Lindner and Andrew J. Israel Disciplinary Decision
Mar 15, 2007 ARB060035 Wedbush Morgan Securities, Inc. Expedited Decision, Rule 9550 Expedited Decisions

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