The end goal for investors, PIABA, FINRA, and Banks Law Office is the same: We want to assure that investors have an affordable, relatively speedy and fair process for resolving investment-related disputes.
Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) October 31, 2013
Banks Law Office attorney Darlene Pasieczny was recognized recently at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA), in Orlando, Florida.
Pasieczny was commended for her work on PIABA's SRO Committee, which monitors FINRA and SEC arbitration rule-making proposals that are of significant interest to the PIABA membership and investing public. With the approval of its Board of Directors, committee members research and prepare PIABA's comment letters on proposed securities regulation rule changes.
The mission of PIABA is to promote the interests of the public investor in securities and commodities arbitration by protecting public investors from abuses in the arbitration process; making securities and commodities arbitration as just and fair as systematically possible; and creating a level playing field for the public investor.
Most recently PIABA has been in the news for its shocking broker disclosure expungement study results as reported here by Reuters (Oct. 16, 2013). Readers should note FINRA’s response (Oct 16, 2013), which makes clear that FINRA is extremely concerned about expungement abuses. Pasieczny says, “The end goal for investors, PIABA, FINRA, and Banks Law Office is the same: We want to assure that investors have an affordable, relatively speedy and fair process for resolving investment-related disputes. Current expungement practice shows that brokers are improperly getting customer claims of wrongdoing wiped clean from their public records – a huge danger to an investor because bad brokers are often repeat offenders. Our firm directly participates in shaping FINRA arbitration rules so that we can improve investor protection but also best navigate the dispute resolution process for our clients.”
Banks Law Office celebrates Pasieczny’s dedication to protecting investors nationwide. If you have an investment-related concern please contact our office for a complimentary consultation.