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Securities Arbitration 2017 Seminar Offers a Bevy of Tips for FINRA Arbitration Practitioners
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The seminar, held at the Practising Law Institute in Manhattan on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., included six segments,

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Should FINRA Have an Automatic Mediation Process With the Option to Opt Out?
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By Rick Ryder, SAC

Yes, in answer to the title’s question, and the prospect for that to happen has been revived by a FINRA staff initiative,

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Mediation Addressed at NYSBA Seminar
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We keep dipping back into the April 6 program sponsored by the New York State Bar Association, entitled, “Securities Arbitration & Mediation: The Courage to Simplify.”

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FINRA: Making Statistics Tell Us More About Securities Arbitration
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By Richard P. Ryder

INTRODUCTION

For many years now, the FINRA Office of Dispute Resolution has published monthly statistics about its arbitration and mediation operations.

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Highlights of City Bar’s Hot Topics Program (Part I)
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The annual half-day program on securities arbitration and mediation, sponsored by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, took place earlier this year.

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Explained Arbitration Awards and Goldilocks and the Three Bears – Is the Third Try Just Right?
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By George H. Friedman*

We all know the classic children’s story Goldilocks and the Three Bears, where the last of three approaches turns out to be “just right.” The story line in my view carries over to FINRA’s efforts to address explained arbitration awards.

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