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Office of Hearing Officers’ Decisions and Orders
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.|
|August 26, 2022||2019064813801||APPEALED: NYPPEX, LLC, Laurence Allen, and Michael Schunk||Disciplinary Decision|
|August 18, 2022||ARB220007||Jeff Corey McElroy||Expedited Decision|
|August 09, 2022||2020066627202||Order Denying Enforcement's Motion to Strike Respondent's Second Affirmative Defense||Disciplinary Order||22-16|
|August 04, 2022||ARB220010||Order Dismissing Expedited Proceeding and Allowing Suspension to Take Effect||Expedited Order||EXP22-01|
|July 22, 2022||2020066627202||Order Denying Respondent's Motion to Dismiss with Leave to Re-file as a Motion for Summary Disposition||Disciplinary Order||22-15|
|July 14, 2022||2019061528001||Order Granting Enforcement's Motion for Leave to Use Demonstrative||Disciplinary Order||22-14|
|July 14, 2022||2019061528001||Order Denying the Parties' Motions in Limine||Disciplinary Order||22-13|
|July 12, 2022||FPI220001||Ustocktrade Securities, Inc.||Expedited Decision|
|July 11, 2022||2019061528001||Order Granting Enforcement's Motion to Sequester Witnesses||Disciplinary Order||22-12|
|July 07, 2022||2019064656601||APPEALED: Charles Scott Burford||Disciplinary Decision|
|June 10, 2022||2018057235801||APPEALED: Megurditch Patatian||Disciplinary Decision|
|June 10, 2022||2018058537302||Jorge Antonio Netto||Disciplinary Decision|
|June 03, 2022||2019063633301||Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Enforcement's Motion to Strike Respondent's Affirmative Defenses and Portions of the Answer||Disciplinary Order||22-11|
|May 26, 2022||2020068470002||Order Denying Respondent's Motion to Stay Proceeding||Disciplinary Order||22-10|
|May 26, 2022||2019061528001||Order Denying Respondents' Motion for Leave to Offer Expert Testimony||Disciplinary Order||22-09|
|May 17, 2022||2019063633301||Order Governing Respondent's Briefing on Enforcement's Motion to Strike Respondent's Affirmative Defenses and Portions of the Answer||Disciplinary Order||22-08|
|April 07, 2022||FPI210010||Expedited Hearing Panel Decision - Department of Enforcement v. Alpine Securities Corporation||Expedited Decision|
|April 01, 2022||2020067014602||Order Rejecting Respondent's Submission and Requiring Respondent to File Rule-Compliant Answer||Disciplinary Order||22-07|
|March 25, 2022||2018057274302||APPEALED: Hearing Panel Decision - Department of Enforcement v. Jason L. DiPaola||Disciplinary Decision|
|March 22, 2022||2019061232601||APPEALED: Extended Hearing Panel Decision - Department of Enforcement v. Alpine Securities Corporation||Disciplinary Decision|
|March 08, 2022||2019064813801||Supplemental Order Regarding Denial of Respondents’ Request for Postponement||Disciplinary Order||22-06|
|March 02, 2022||2019060648701||Order Denying Respondent’s Motion to Dismiss||Disciplinary Order||22-05|
|February 10, 2022||2018058537302||Order Granting Department of Enforcement’s Motion for Leave to Use Demonstrative||Disciplinary Order||22-04|
|January 31, 2022||2016048837401||Craig Stanton Norton||Disciplinary Decision|
|January 21, 2022||2020067814802||Order Directing Respondent to File Answer Compliant With FINRA Rule 9215||Disciplinary Order||22-03|