Facing a subpoena can be a daunting experience for individuals and businesses involved in securities-related matters. The SEC wields substantial authority to investigate potential violations of securities laws, and responding to a subpoena demands a keen understanding of the legal process and regulations. To navigate this complex terrain successfully, it’s […]
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July 12, 2023 —The SEC has proposed amendments to Rule 15c3-3 (the Customer Protection Rule) to require certain broker-dealers to increase the frequency with which they perform computations of the net cash they owe to customers and other broker-dealers (known as PAB account holders) from weekly to daily. Net cash […]
Less than a week after it filed for a temporary restraining order against a broker who jumped to Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and the broker have agreed to a stipulated injunction, according to a court filing earlier this week. As part of the order, Brett A. Jacobson agreed […]
Mark J. Astarita, Esq. is a nationally recognized securities attorney, representing clients in securities investigations, arbitrations and litigation matters across the country. You can contact him at 212-509-6544 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org While securities law is itself a specialized field of law, there is more than one type of […]
How you respond to an SEC subpoena makes a difference. Tips from an experienced securities attorney.
By Mark J. Astarita, Esq. Realizing the importance of assistance and information from an insider of a company, the SEC established its whistleblower program. Whistleblowers play a crucial role in maintaining the integrity of the securities markets in the United States. The SEC whistleblower program was established in 2010 with […]
Securities Arbitration is not like any other proceeding Background Arbitration is a dispute resolution process, which is an alternative to the traditional lawsuit in court. Rather than have a matter decided by a judge and jury, participants to an arbitration proceeding have their dispute resolved by an impartial panel […]
Tips for a Successful Securities Mediation Securities arbitration is a proven method for resolving disputes in the securities industry. It is a quicker and more cost-effective alternative to traditional court proceedings. With increasing frequency, investors and advisors are turning to mediation to make the process even more effective. Mediation is […]
By Mark J. Astarita, Esq. FINRA Rule 8210 FINRA Rule 8210 (Provision of Information and Testimony and Inspection and Copying of Books) is the starting point of virtually every FINRA enforcement proceeding, as it gives FINRA the authority to request documents and testimony from firms, registered persons and, in FINRA’s […]