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Honors Program
The FINRA Honors Program—a unique opportunity for recent law school graduates and those concluding clerkships.

FINRA Enforcement launched our Honors Program—a two-year rotational program open to recent law school graduates and attorneys concluding clerkships. These full-time positions, made available in any FINRA location, offer the opportunity to do sophisticated legal work to protect investors and the financial markets.

Who We Are

FINRA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to investor protection and market integrity. FINRA, overseen by the SEC, regulates one critical part of the securities industry—brokerage firms doing business with the public in the United States.

In Enforcement, we investigate misconduct and bring disciplinary actions involving FINRA rules, and federal securities laws and rules. We act quickly to identify wrongdoing, stop fraud and prevent losses, obtain restitution for harmed investors, and remove bad actors from the brokerage industry.

The Honors Program

Enforcement launched the Honors Program to hire exceptional recent law school graduates who share our passion for FINRA’s mission of investor protection and market integrity. Honors Associates will:

  • develop specialized knowledge of the financial industry and securities laws;
  • gain substantive legal experience in investigating, litigating, writing, and other legal skills;
  • work closely with attorney and investigator colleagues;
  • rotate through Enforcement’s various groups (for example, Litigation, Main Enforcement, Sales Practice Enforcement, Market Regulation Enforcement, Investigations, and the Office of Counsel to the Head of Enforcement);
  • participate in a robust legal, financial, regulatory and leadership training, and a mentorship program; and
  • grow a professional network through meaningful opportunities to work and learn with colleagues across the organization.

This is an excellent opportunity for recent graduates to:

  • put their education to practical use;
  • gain a better understanding of the practice of law;
  • develop their skills and knowledge; and
  • perform meaningful work that will have a positive impact on investors and the financial markets.

FINRA values diversity and inclusion, is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and encourages students with diverse backgrounds to apply. Participants who successfully complete the two-year program may be eligible to transition into other positions with FINRA where they will have continued opportunities to learn, grow and develop their career.

Use your legal background to protect investors and ensure integrity in the markets.