You may have read that Nedjeen Baptiste of West Palm Beach, Florida 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 May 2015, Nedjeen Baptiste joined J.P. Morgan Securities LLC while registered as an Investment Company and Variable Contracts Products Representative. The firm later filed a Uniform Termination Notice for Securities Industry Registration (Form U5) on July 14, 2020, disclosing that Baptiste’s registration was terminated due to alleged misconduct. According to the findings, FINRA sent Baptiste a request to provide documents and information in connection with their investigation into whether Baptiste participated in an unapproved outside business activity. The findings state that Baptiste responded to FINRA through email, stating that she allegedly received, acknowledged, and refused the request to provide the documents and information. Although Nedjeen Baptiste is no longer associated with any FINRA member firm, she 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, Nedjeen Baptiste 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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