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Do You Need a FINRA 8210 Defense Attorney?

You may have read that Robert James Halldin of Fort Lauderdale, Florida was permanently barred by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) from working in the securities industry because he failed to comply with FINRA Rule 8210 and 2010.

In February 2012, Robert James Halldin joined American Portfolio Financial Services as a General Securities Representative. The firm later filed a Uniform Termination Notice (Form U5) in April 2019, disclosing that he had been terminated due to alleged misconduct. According to the findings, FINRA began an investigation into complaints disclosed by his firm stating that he might have engaged in unauthorized transactions. As part of the investigation, FINRA sent a request to Halldin for on-the-record testimony. The findings state that Halldin responded through email stating that he received the request but ultimately refused to appear at any time. Although Robert James Halldin is no longer registered with a FINRA member firm, he remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction.

FINRA Rule 8210(a)(1) states, in relevant part, that FINRA may require any “person associated with a member, or any other person subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction … to testify at a location specified by FINRA staff … with respect to any matter involved in the investigation.” A violation of FINRA Rule 8210 is also a violation of FINRA Rule 2010, which requires associated persons, in the conduct of their business, to “observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade.” By refusing to appear for on-the-record testimony as requested pursuant to FINRA Rule 8210, Respondent violated FINRA Rules 8210 and 2010.

Unfortunately, Robert James Halldin might have avoided that FINRA 8210 bar from the securities industry with a skilled and experienced FINRA 8210 defense attorney. It is important, early on, to have a FINRA defense attorney advise you on how not to make matters worse and resolve the dispute with the least amount of sanctions which could range from censures to fines, suspensions, permanent bars, and/or referrals to federal or state prosecutors. You will need an experienced FINRA defense lawyer who not only has knowledge of FINRA rules and procedures, the securities laws and the appropriate sanction for the alleged misconduct but also has an excellent reputation and credibility with the FINRA attorneys to negotiate the best outcome.

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The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A. understands what is at stake in FINRA securities law matters and works tirelessly to secure the best possible result for you and your case.  Attorney Pearce’s FINRA defense skills are highly regarded throughout Florida and across the nationFor dedicated representation by an attorney with over 40 years of experience and success in all kinds of FINRA disputes serving Florida 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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