Do You Need a FINRA 8210 Defense Attorney?
You may have read that Charles Ernest Kenahan of Newport, Rhode Island was permanently barred by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) from working in the securities industry because he failed to comply with FINRA Rules 8210 and 2010.
In December 2007, Charles Ernest Kenahan Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith while registered as a general securities representative. The firm later filed a Uniform Termination Notice (Form U5), disclosing that he had been terminated due to his alleged misconduct. According to the findings, FINRA began an investigation and sent a request to Kenahan for information and documents or to appear for an on-the-record testimony regarding allegations of sales practice violations from former customers. The findings state that Kenahan initially cooperated with the investigation then ceased in doing so when he responded to FINRA during a phone call, stating that he allegedly received, acknowledged, and refused to provide the requested information or to appear for an on-the-record testimony. Although Charles Ernest Kenahan is no longer associated with any FINRA member firm, he remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction.
FINRA Rule 8210(a)(1) states, in relevant part, that FINRA staff shall have the right to “require a member, 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 the investigation, complaint, examination, or proceeding.” A failure to comply with a request for documents and information issued pursuant to FINRA Rule 8210 is a violation of FINRA Rule 2010, which requires associated persons to “observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade.”
Unfortunately, Charles Ernest Kenahan 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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