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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.
January 02, 2019 2015043646501 APPEALED: CSSC Brokerage Services, Inc. Disciplinary Decision
November 29, 2018 2014041860801 APPEALED: Sandlapper Securities, LLC, Trevor Gordon and Jack Bixler Disciplinary Decision
November 23, 2018 2017052871401 Order Denying Respondent’s Motion for Discovery and Motion Pursuant to Rule 9253 Disciplinary Order 18-21
November 14, 2018 2014041862701 APPEALED: Spencer Edwards, Inc. Disciplinary Decision
November 13, 2018 2016050205901 APPEALED: Charles A. Laverty Disciplinary Decision
November 12, 2018 2015047303901 APPEALED: Kyle P. Harrington and Linda C. Milberger Disciplinary Decision
October 31, 2018 2016050025401 Order Granting in Part Enforcement’s Pre-Hearing Motion Disciplinary Order 18-16
October 30, 2018 2015046971701 Windsor Street Capital, L.P. (f/k/a Meyers Associates, L.P.) Disciplinary Decision
October 29, 2018 FPI180004 Jessica Bower Blake Expedited Decision
October 17, 2018 2015044782401 APPEALED: Robbi J Jones and Kipling Jones & Company, Ltd. Disciplinary Decision
October 08, 2018 2016048912703 Order Denying Bruce Meyers’ Motion to Compel Disciplinary Order 18-15
September 14, 2018 2014039775501 James Randall Clay Disciplinary Decision
September 10, 2018 FPI180002 APPEALED: TMR Bayhead Securities Disciplinary Decision
August 21, 2018 2016050938301 Order Permitting Parties to Serve Pleadings Disciplinary Order 18-20
August 07, 2018 2016050924601 APPEALED: Bradley C. Reifler Disciplinary Decision
August 01, 2018 2016050025401 Order Granting Motion for Leave to File Second Amended Complaint Disciplinary Order 18-14
July 17, 2018 2016050025401 Order Granting, in Part, and Denying, in Part, Respondent’s Motion for a More Definite Statement Disciplinary Order 18-19
July 16, 2018 2015047154001 Kris Lynn Lewis Redacted Decision
July 16, 2018 2015047069701 Leslie George Markus Disciplinary Decision
July 05, 2018 2015046631101 APPEALED: Robert R Tweed Disciplinary Decision
July 05, 2018 2015048362402 APPEALED: John Anthony Vedovino Disciplinary Decision
June 18, 2018 2016047565702 APPEALED: Bruce Martin Zipper and Dakota Securities International, Inc. Disciplinary Decision
June 14, 2018 2014039174202 APPEALED: Steven E. Larson Disciplinary Decision
June 13, 2018 2016049085401 APPEALED: Robert Charles McNamara Disciplinary Decision
June 12, 2018 2014043863001 Order Requiring the Department of Enforcement to File a Sworn Declaration Disciplinary Order 18-18