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Did John Frederick Griner Cause You Investment Losses?

John Frederick Griner of Atlanta, Georgia submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in which he was fined $5,000 and suspended from association with any FINRA member for a period of 15 days. The sanctions were based on findings that he allegedly exercised discretionary trading in violation of NASD Rule 2510(b) and FINRA Rules 3260(b) and 2010. The suspension was in effect from February 1, 2021, through February 22, 2021.

In March 2011, John Frederick Griner joined Morgan Stanley while registered as a General Securities Representative. The firm later filed a Uniform Termination Notice (Form U5), disclosing that Griner resigned while under internal review. According to the FINRA findings, Griner effected multiple trades in four customers’ accounts without first speaking with the customers or seeking approval from Morgan Stanley. The findings state that although the customers were aware that Griner was exercising discretion in their accounts, he did not have prior authorization from the customers or Morgan Stanley to do so.

Do You Need a Georgia FINRA Securities Arbitration Attorney?

NASD Rule 2510(b) and FINRA Rule 3260(b) prohibit registered representatives from exercising any discretionary power in a customer’s account unless such customer has given prior written authorization to a stated individual or individuals and the account has been accepted as discretionary by the member firm, as evidenced in writing by the member. Violations of NASD Rule 2510(b) and FINRA Rule 3260(b) also constitute violations of FINRA Rule 2010, which requires an associated person to observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade.

Are you an Atlanta, Georgia investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts?  Did your Georgia stockbroker or investment advisor misrepresent facts, fail to disclose facts making the statements made false and misleading, recommend unsuitable investments or strategies, excessively trade or churn, mismanage your investment account or engage in other kinds of stockbroker misconduct? If so, you need representation by an experienced, highly-rated and nationally recognized FINRA securities arbitration attorney—a lawyer who knows FINRA rules and procedures inside and out and how to handle these FINRA arbitration cases as well as other complex legal issues. 

Free Initial Consultation With Experienced FINRA Securities Arbitration Lawyers Serving Atlanta, Georgia Residents In FINRA Arbitration Proceedings

At The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A.  we represent investors in all kinds of securities, commodities and investment law disputes in FINRA, AAA and JAMS arbitration and mediation proceedings. Attorney Pearce and his staff represent investors throughout Georgia, and across the United States on a CONTINGENCY FEE basis which means you pay nothing – NO FEES-NO COSTS – unless we put money in your pocket after receiving a settlement or FINRA arbitration award.

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For dedicated representation by Attorney Pearce with over 40 years of experience and success in all kinds of securities, commodities and investment law disputes serving Georgia citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail. 

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Robert Wayne Pearce of The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A. has been a trial attorney for more than 40 years and has helped recover over $125 million dollars for his clients. During that time, he developed a well-respected and highly accomplished legal career representing investors and brokers in disputes with one another and the government and industry regulators. To speak with Attorney Pearce, call (800) 732-2889 or Contact Us online for a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION with Attorney Pearce about your case.

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