Somersworth, New Hampshire FINRA 8210 Defense Lawyer

Do You Need a FINRA 8210 Defense Attorney? You may have read that Michael Paul Francoeur of Somersworth, New Hampshire 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 January 2012, Michael Paul Francoeur joined Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. 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 alleged misconduct. According to the findings, FINRA sent Francoeur a request to provide documents and information in connection with their investigation regarding a customer complaint. The findings state that after multiple attempts, Francoeur acknowledged that he received FINRA’s requests and would not produce the documents or information requested at any time. Although Michael Paul Francoeur 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, Michael Paul Francoeur might have avoided that FINRA 8210 bar from t\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. Free Initial Consultation With FINRA 8210 Defense Attorney Serving Financial Advisors Throughout Somersworth, New Hampshire And Nationwide 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 New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889, or via e-mail. 

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Former Morgan Stanley Stockbroker Peggy Jean Doherty-Punderson Barred for Misconduct

Peggy Jean Doherty-Punderson of Hill, New Hampshire submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in which she was barred for refusing to provide information and documents in violation to FINRA Rules 8210 and 2010. In May 2013, Peggy Jean Doherty-Punderson joined Morgan Stanley as a General Securities Representative until being discharged in September of 2019. According to FINRA, a form U5 was filed by Morgan Stanley in which Peggy Jean Doherty-Punderson was discharged due to a pending review which stated that she allegedly acknowledged and refused to provide documents requested by FINRA. The FINRA findings stated that the request was sent concerning a mortgage deed executed by Punderson and a customer. In addition, Ms. Punderson allegedly violated FINRA Rule 8210 and 2010, is no longer registered with any FINRA member firm, and remains under FINRA’s jurisdiction. FINRA Rule 8210(a)(1) states, in relevant part, that FINRA may “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 [a FINRA] investigation.” FINRA Rule 8210(c) further states that “[n]o member or 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 member firms and their associated persons to “observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade.” Without admitting or denying FINRA’s findings, Peggy Jean Doherty-Punderson consented to the sanctions and has been barred from association with any FINRA member in all capacities. Stockbrokers have been known to engage in many practices that may violate industry and firm rules, practices, and procedures. In order to protect investors from stockbroker misconduct, FINRA rules require brokerage firms to establish and implement a supervisory system. The implementation of these industry rules requires supervisors to monitor their employees to ensure compliance with federal and state securities laws, securities industry rules and regulations, and the brokerage firm’s own policies and procedures. If broker-dealers and/or their supervisors fail to establish and implement these protective measures, they may be liable to investors for damages which flow from the broker’s misconduct. Therefore, investors who have suffered losses stemming from misconduct and/or other misconduct by their broker can file claims to recover damages against broker-dealers, like Morgan Stanley, which should consistently oversee its brokers’ activities in order to prevent the above-described misconduct. Have you suffered losses in your Morgan Stanley account due to misconduct by your broker? Was Peggy Jean Doherty-Punderson your stockbroker? If so, call Robert Pearce at the Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A. for a free consultation. Mr. Pearce is accepting clients with valid claims against Morgan Stanley stockbrokers who may have engaged in broker misconduct and caused investors’ losses. The most important of investors’ rights is the right to be informed! This Investors’ Rights blog post is by the Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A., located in Boca Raton, Florida. For over 40 years, Attorney Pearce has tried, arbitrated, and mediated hundreds of disputes involving complex securities, commodities and investment law issues. The lawyers at our law firm are devoted to protecting investors’ rights throughout the United States and internationally! Please visit our website, www.secatty.com, post a comment, call (800) 732-2889, or email Mr. Pearce at pearce@rwpearce.com for answers to any of your questions about this blog post and/or any related matter.

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