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Does Receiving a Rule 8210 Letter Mean You are Under Investigation for FINRA Violations?
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The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is a private, self-regulatory organization that regulates member brokerage firms and exchange markets. Just because you receive a Rule 8210 letter does not mean FINRA will charge you with violation of its rules or violation of securities laws. Nevertheless, the way you respond to a Rule 8210 letter can…

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What Laws Govern the Securities Industry?
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We aggressively protect our client’s rights, whether they’re businesses, investors, financial professionals, or whistleblowers. The tools of our trade are federal and state laws that regulate the securities industry and protect those who may be abused by it. Other laws or legal doctrines may also apply to participants in the securities industry. They include state…

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Why Cooperate With the SEC?
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What should we make of the SEC bringing settled charges against Kim Kardashian for violating the antitouting provisions of the federal securities laws? In the first place, it is not surprising that the SEC brought these charges or that Kardashian settled. Almost immediately after Kardashian made her June 13, 2021 Instagram post about cryptocurrency Emax,…

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Attorney David O’Toole Joins Bragança Law
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Bragança Law is proud to announce the addition of attorney David O’Toole to our legal team. Before joining Bragança Law, since 1998, David O’Toole was a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Midwest Region Senior Staff Attorney. He has considerable experience with antitrust and consumer protection litigation. David was the lead attorney on more than thirty investigations…

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Lisa Bragança Appears in “Apes Together Strong” GameStop Investment Documentary
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“Apes together strong” is a popular quote from the 2011 science fiction film Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and it is one of the mottoes of Reddit’s r/WallStreetBets community, day traders, and retail investors who refer to themselves as “apes” in contrast to Wall Street’s experts. The subreddit made financial headlines when members…

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How Unfair is FINRA Arbitration?
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This January 25, 2022 Court decision shows how corrupt FINRA’s dispute resolution process is. We don’t see this kind of a decision often because FINRA arbitrations are conducted behind closed doors, by arbitrators selected through an opaque process, by arbitrators who have virtually unfettered authority to determine the law and facts to apply, and with…

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Aging and Money – Reducing Risk of Financial Exploitation and Protecting Financial Resources
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With good reason, financial elder abuse has been characterized by some experts as “the crime of the 21st Century.” – Broken Trust: Elders, Family and Finances. Metlife Study, March 2009 The second edition of Aging and Money was just released including a chapter that I co-wrote with Lisa Bleier of SIFMA, entitled Perspectives from Financial…

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Celiza was a great help to me in the course of working to resolve my problem. She was very patient, explaining in detail what was happening and what would follow, doing it in a very professional and friendly...

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As an investor and fiduciary, I have worked with Lisa in several capacities over the last 15 years. Lisa’s diverse background from her tenure as an attorney for the SEC, and in private practice – working on...

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Lisa is a strong and tireless advocate. She helped guide me through a complicated investor disclosure issue on a publicly-traded security. Her practical counsel on process--and avoiding unnecessary legal...

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