Beware of Pitfalls in Remote FINRA Hearings

Due to COVID-19, FINRA has postponed all in-person arbitration and mediation hearings through July 31, 2020, and is offering remote hearing services using Zoom and teleconference. Parties considering a remote hearing should consider the pitfalls of such hearings―particularly that they may be an inadequate substitute for an in-person hearing or that they will provide another ground on which decisions may be challenged.

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