The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Citigroup Global Markets has agreed to pay $18.3 million to settle charges that it overbilled investment advisory clients and misplaced client contracts. The SEC’s order finds that at least 60,000 advisory clients were overcharged approximately $18 million in unauthorized fees because…
Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation
With 30 years of experience as a securities lawyer, Mark knows knows what it takes to effectively, and efficiently, handle litigation matters - when to settle, and when to take the case to a final hearing. Mark has litigated virtually every securities law claim imaginable and can effectively guide you through the process.
Investigations, Audits and Exams
Defense of SEC and FINRA investigations, routine exams, 8210 requests, OTRs and Wells Notices are the main stay of Mark's practice. From customer complaints to insider trading investigations, his experience in these proceedings, as well as in the practical aspects of operating a broker-dealer, can provide the experience that you need.
Securities Employment Issues
Representation of broker-dealers, investment advisers in all employment related issues, including employment agreements, separation agreements, litigation, promissory notes, and all aspects of the relationship.
FINRA has released its Regulatory and Examination Priorities Letter for 2017. The letter provides information about areas FINRA plans to review in its 2017 exams based on observations from its regulatory programs as well as input member firms, other regulators and investor advocates.The annual letter is a must read…