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Understanding Securities Arbitration: The Bakhtiari & Harrison Focus

Navigating the complexities of securities arbitration requires a deep understanding of financial regulations, meticulous attention to detail, and a strong commitment to protecting clients’ interests. The recent case involving Fernando Corcuchia underscores the critical role that experienced securities arbitration attorneys play in resolving disputes and ensuring compliance. At Bakhtiari & Harrison, our dedicated team of securities arbitration attorneys is well-equipped to handle the most challenging cases, offering expert legal support to help clients achieve favorable outcomes.

Fernando Corcuchia Barred by FINRA

On April 12, 2024, Fernando Corcuchia (CRD #5394734, San Francisco, California) faced significant sanctions from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Corcuchia was barred from association with any FINRA member in all capacities. Without admitting or denying the findings, Corcuchia consented to the sanction and acknowledged the entry of findings that he refused to appear for on-the-record testimony requested by FINRA. This request was part of an investigation into the circumstances surrounding a Form U5 filed by his member firm, which disclosed that he had been permitted to resign following a review of his business practices that revealed violations of company policy.

The Importance of Compliance and Testimony

The case against Corcuchia highlights several critical aspects of securities arbitration and regulatory compliance. Refusing to provide on-the-record testimony to FINRA can lead to severe consequences, including being barred from association with any FINRA member. This outcome emphasizes the importance of cooperation during regulatory investigations and the need for robust legal representation to navigate such situations.

When a member firm files a Form U5 indicating that a registered representative has resigned due to policy violations, it often triggers a thorough investigation by FINRA. The findings in Corcuchia’s case underscore the necessity for firms and individuals to adhere strictly to company policies and regulatory requirements. Failure to do so can result in significant penalties, including permanent bars from the industry.

The Role of Securities Arbitration Attorneys

Securities arbitration attorneys play a vital role in representing clients during disputes and regulatory investigations. At Bakhtiari & Harrison, our securities arbitration attorneys bring extensive experience and expertise to every case, ensuring that our clients receive the highest level of legal support. Our services include:

  1. Representing Clients in Arbitration: We represent clients in arbitration proceedings before FINRA and other regulatory bodies, advocating on their behalf to achieve favorable resolutions.
  2. Advising on Regulatory Compliance: Our attorneys provide comprehensive advice on regulatory compliance, helping clients understand and adhere to complex financial regulations to avoid disputes and sanctions.
  3. Handling Investigations and Testimony: We assist clients in preparing for and navigating regulatory investigations, including providing on-the-record testimony and responding to FINRA inquiries.
  4. Resolving Disputes: Our team is skilled in resolving disputes related to employment practices, policy violations, and other issues that may arise in the securities industry.

Bakhtiari & Harrison: Your Partner in Securities Arbitration

At Bakhtiari & Harrison, our securities arbitration attorneys are dedicated to providing exceptional legal support to clients facing arbitration and regulatory challenges. We understand the intricacies of the securities industry and the importance of maintaining compliance with regulatory standards. Our goal is to protect our clients’ interests, minimize risks, and achieve the best possible outcomes in every case.

Case Study: Navigating Complex Arbitrations

Consider the case of a financial advisor who was wrongfully terminated and faced allegations of policy violations. By working with Bakhtiari & Harrison, the advisor received expert legal representation, which included a thorough review of the allegations, preparation for arbitration, and strategic defense during the proceedings. Our attorneys successfully demonstrated that the advisor had adhered to industry standards and company policies, resulting in a favorable arbitration award and the advisor’s reinstatement.

Contact Bakhtiari & Harrison Today

For expert legal advice and support in securities arbitration, contact Bakhtiari & Harrison. Our team of experienced securities arbitration attorneys is here to provide the guidance and representation you need to navigate regulatory challenges and achieve successful resolutions. Visit our website or call us today to learn more about our services and how we can assist you.