You may have read that Jenna Kang of La Crescenta, California was permanently barred by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) from working in the securities industry because she failed to comply with FINRA Rule 8210 and 2010.
In July 2016, Jenna Kang joined AXA Advisors and became registered as a General Securities Representative. The firm later filed a Uniform Termination Notice (Form U5) in April 2020, disclosing that Kang had been terminated due to alleged misconduct. According to the findings, FINRA sent a request to Kang for documents and information during an investigation into whether she forged customer signatures. The findings state that Kang responded to FINRA during a phone call stating that she allegedly received, acknowledged, and refused to cooperate with the investigation. Although Jenna Kang is no longer registered or associated with a FINRA member firm, she remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction.
Do You Need a FINRA 8210 Defense Attorney?
FINRA Rule 8210(a)(1) states, in relevant part, that FINRA may “require a person associated with a member, or any other person subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction, to provide information orally, in writing, or electronically with respect to any matter involved in [a FINRA] investigation.” FINRA Rule 8210(c) states that “no person shall fail to provide information pursuant to this Rule.” 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.”
Unfortunately, Jenna Kang 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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