Securities arbitration refers to the alternative dispute resolution process to resolve claims between broker firms and their customers and employees. FINRA operates the largest arbitration forum in the United States for the resolution of these disputes.

While no one can be forced to give up their rights to a trial in court, virtually all agreements between investors and their stockbrokers include mandatory arbitration agreements, and every registered stock broker is required to arbitrate their disputes with their customers and firms.

Our site has been providing information regarding securities arbitration since 1995, starting with Overview of the Securities Arbitration Process. We update the site on a regular basis and invite you to explore our commentary and links, and to ask questions.

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Customer Claims in Arbitration

I have been representing customers and brokers in securities arbitration matters since 1982. In those 35 years I have handled over 700 securities arbitration cases. Since securities arbitration is such a large part of my practice, I also survey all of the arbitration awards that are entered in matters across […]


Compulsory Arbitration Waivers

Not just for lawyers, the Securities Law Home Page has information for every participant in the financial markets, including attorneys, paralegals, investors, entreprenuers, finders and others regarding the law of the financial markets and investments, including arbitration, NASD, NYSE and SEC rules and regulations, including those regarding churning, over trading, suitability, fraud, misprepresentation, and markups as well as corporate finance, IPOs, direct public offerings, securities law, securities regulation, commodities and related topics. Sponsored by Mark Astarita, Esq., a New York City securities attorney.


California Legislation on Arbitral Ethics

The California Assembly has passed a comprehensive legislative package that will overhaul the arbitration process, and maybe ruin it. Reinforcing the ethical standards that have been developed by the California Judicial Council (SAA 02-17) for full implementation on July 1, the California Assembly has passed in recent weeks a comprehensive […]

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Arbitrator Authority to Decide Jurisdiction

    ]]> Home | Message Board Home Search Arbitration Investors Brokers Finance Law Compliance Archives Poweragent, Inc. vs. Electronic Data Systems Corp. Objections to jurisdiction may be generally decided by the courts, but once the arbitrators rule, the authority cannot be challenged. POWERAGENT, INC. v. ELECTRONIC DATA SYSTEMS CORP., […]

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GAO Report on Employment Arbitration in Securities Arbitration Forums

GAO Report on Employment Arbitration Released   Improvements found, recommendations made Congress’ watchdog, the U.S. General Accounting Office, recently issued a report on employment disputes in securities arbitration, which provides important statistics on arbitration outcomes and valuable information about the SEC oversight process and arbitrator qualifications and training. The Report, […]