Do You Need a FINRA Defense Attorney?
You may have read that Hugues Guirand of Virginia Beach, Virginia 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 July 2007, Hugues Guirand joined Woodstock Financial Group Inc. while registered as a Corporate Securities Representative. The firm later filed a Uniform Termination Notice (Form U5), disclosing that Guirand had been discharged due to alleged misconduct. According to the findings, FINRA sent Guirand a request to provide documents and information and appear for an on-the-record testimony in connection with their investigation into whether he solicited customer’s investment in certain transactions. The findings state that Guirand has not responded to FINRA for the request for documents and information and has not appeared for an on-the-record testimony. Although Hugues Guirand is not currently 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, Hugues Guirand 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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