13th Annual FINRA Listens... And Speaks At NYCLA
Great program, 13th Annual FINRA Listens... And Speaks, to be held at the New York County Lawyer's Association on Monday February 6, 2012 at 5:00 PM at NYCLA. 14 Vesey Street (between Broadway and Church Street), New York, New York. Katherine M. Bayer, regional director of the Northeast Region, FINRA Dispute Resolution, will speak. This program allows for an exchange of views among arbitrators, counsel for claimants and counsel for respondents. Although the program has no fixed agenda, Ms. Bayer will discuss recent initiatives, including: revisions to the arbitrator disclosure checklist that all arbitrators must complete at the outset of cases on which they are serving, the new discovery guide, granting movants a right to reply, and the new composition of arbitration panels in promissory note cases; proposed rules allowing arbitrators to make referrals during the arbitration proceedings and precluding collective action claims from being arbitrated under the Industry Code; and updates, including FINRA's recent experience with investors' opting for an all-public arbitration panel and with the new discovery guide. As usual, Ms. Bayer will field questions from the audience. NYCLA Evening Forums are free and open to the public. Entrance and facilities for those with disabilities are available. For wheelchair access, a ramp is provided. Please call 212-267-6646 at least one day in advance to make arrangements.
Those, who can attend, should!!