FINRA EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-075055
This highly qualified expert has extensive experience in finance having worked with asset managers, investment banks, and hedge funds. He holds a BS and MA in economics from Clemson University and a PhD in finance from the University of Tennessee. He is an active member of numerous professional societies including the Financial Management Association and the American Finance Association. In addition, he is a frequently invited lecturer in the finance space and is the ...
Expert Witness: E-008366
This expert is the President and Chief Compliance Officer of a Registered Investment Advisory firm that he established in the 1980s. His credentials are numerous including being an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF), and recognized by the Minnesota Supreme Court as a Qualified Neutral under Minnesota Rule 114 of Standard Practice in Mediation and Arbitration. He was formerly a Registered ...
Expert Witness: E-012863
This highly qualified expert is a licensed FINRA arbitrator with years of experience in trusts, treasuries and financial planning. He received his BS degree from Florida Southern College and completed his training in securities at FINRA, Wharton and the New York Institute of Finance. He is a former branch manager at Merrill Lynch and the former manager of the New York City District Professional Resource Center, which is comprised of over 40 specialists serving 700+ ...
Expert Witness: E-288137
This qualified expert received his BA in business administration from Saint Michael's College and has over 35 years of experience in retail wealth management. He is a certified trust financial advisor, a FINRA arbitrator, and a chartered advisor in philanthropy. He has served as a director for prestigious companies such as JPMogran Securities, RBC Wealth Management, and UBS Financial Services with over 17 years of experience in broker dealer field leadership positions.
Expert Witness: E-086167
This experienced corporate finance attorney retired after a 44-year career with Bell, Boyd & Lloyd in Chicago, where he practiced in securities, corporate governance, and related areas. For 13 years, he was the Chair of his firm's corporate and securities group, working with many large U.S. Corporations. He recently taught an M&A course at Northwestern University and currently acts as an independent consultant and a FINRA arbitrator.
Expert Witness: E-079384
This expert has more than 25 years of real estate experience in domestic and international markets. She advises public and private companies, lenders, hedge funds and secured and unsecured creditors on complex real estate issues. Specific areas of professional expertise include dispute resolution, the valuation of loan and REIT portfolios, strategic planning for the acquisition and disposition of major real estate assets, the marketability and feasibility of large scale ...
Expert Witness: E-055576
This economics Ph.D. has a broad financial background spanning mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed securities, and structured products. After earning his master's and doctorate from the University of Florida, he became a tenured Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina. The expert eventually began a successful career in finance and served in several senior positions, including as global head of MBS research at two major investment banks, CS First ...
Expert Witness: E-029314
This experienced finance professional has background in portfolio and trust management, mutual funds, and hedge funds over a 45-year career. He earned his B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.B.A. in Finance from Harvard University. He holds several industry credentials; the expert is a Registered Investment Advisor, a Chartered Financial Analyst, and a FINRA Arbitrator. The expert began his career at J.P. Morgan before joining Citibank, where he eventually ...
Expert Witness: E-009210
This expert has over 30 years of experiences with securities, investments, and insurance at the financial advisor, supervisory, and managing principal level. He has his producer's license in life, accident, and health insurance, is a certified financial planner, a chartered financial consultant, and a chartered life underwriter. He is also a member of numerous prestigious organizations in the insurance and financial services fields. This expert is is a former agency ...

FINRA EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Expert Witnesses Are Permitted to Interpret FINRA Rules, Court Says FINRA Expert Case

…  Inc. Citation: 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 57502 Because FINRA regulations are not law, but rather the rules of a private organization, …  plaintiff claimed that it was not required to submit to FINRA arbitration with the defendant, as the defendant was never its customer. …

Investment Broker Is Accused Of FINRA Violations FINRA Expert Case

Investment Broker Is Accused Of FINRA Violations

…  One allegation suggested that the broker had numerous FINRA complaints. An expert in investment brokerage was sought to opine on how …

SEC Fines Company $50 Million For Covert Trading FINRA Expert Case

SEC Fines Company $50 Million For Covert Trading

This case involves a company that was fined $50 million by the Securities Exchange Commission for secretly trading its own program in its dark pool trading system. The Securities Exchange Commission found that the company misused information from its dark  …

Asset Broker Accused of Neglected Fiduciary Duties FINRA Expert Case

Asset Broker Accused of Neglected Fiduciary Duties

This is a securities fraud case where a broker, the employee of a large asset management firm in Illinois, was accused of breaching his fiduciary duty. While soliciting loans from the firm’s clients and claiming personal financial distress, the broker a …

Investment Experts Discuss Bank Fraud FINRA Expert Case

Investment Experts Discuss Bank Fraud

This was a class-action lawsuit under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 against a major financial firm in West Virginia. It was alleged that the company’s capital market sale of student loans bundled into Synthetic Collateralized Debt Obligations, or syn …

Asset Management Expert Discusses Unauthorized Trades by Broker FINRA Expert Case

This case involves alleged securities fraud and breach in fiduciary duty in Oregon. The plaintiff was an investor who was working with a broker. The broker was managing a substantial fund, but had begun to move forward with unauthorized trades into highly …

Investment Advisory Service Accused of Breach in Fiduciary Duty FINRA Expert Case

This case involves an individual who suffered significant equity losses due to allegedly negligent capital market investment advice provided by the defendant firm. The plaintiff in Nevada initially established various securities accounts with the defenda …