Do You Need a FINRA 8210 Defense Attorney?
You may have read that Darrell Anthony Smith Jr. of Olive Branch, Mississippi 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 June 2017, Darrell Anthony Smith Jr. joined Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC while registered as an investment company and variable contracts products representative. The firm later filed a Uniform Termination Notice (Form U5), disclosing that he had resigned after receiving allegations that he initiated unauthorized transactions. According to the findings, FINRA sent a request to Smith to appear for an on-the-record testimony regarding the alleged misconduct. The findings state that Smith responded to FINRA by email, stating that he received, acknowledged, and refused to appear for an on-the-record testimony at any given time. Although Darrell Anthony Smith Jr. is no longer associated with any FINRA member firm, he remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction.
FINRA Rule 8210 states that FINRA staff may require persons subject to its jurisdiction to “testify at a location specified by FINRA staff, under oath or affirmation with respect to any matter involved in [an] investigation” authorized by the FINRA By-Laws or rules. Rule 8210(c) further states that “no person shall fail to provide testimony pursuant to this Rule.” A violation of Rule 8210 is also a violation of FINRA Rule 2010, which provides that associated persons, in the conduct of their business, shall observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade.
Unfortunately, Darrell Anthony Smith Jr. 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 Mississippi and across the nation. For dedicated representation by an attorney with over 40 years of experience and success in all kinds of FINRA disputes serving Mississippi citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889, or via e-mail.