Securities Arbitration & ADR

Lionel André attorney profile image

Washington, DC

T: (202) 661-7039
F: (202) 661-7059

New York, NY

T: (212) 880-3583
F: (212) 880-3998
Barry S. Gold attorney profile image

New York, NY

C: (347) 949-2054
T: (212) 880-3978
F: (212) 880-3998
Christina M. Hill attorney profile image

Washington, DC

C: (202) 480-5278
T: (202) 661-7017
F: (202) 661-7059
Theodore A. Krebsbach attorney profile image

New York, NY

C: (347) 758-2295
T: (212) 880-3975
F: (212) 880-3998
Alexandra J. Marinzel attorney profile image

Washington, DC

C: (202) 680-4902
T: (202) 661-7033
F: (202) 661-7059
Andrew J. Melnick attorney profile image

New York, NY

C: (203) 984-8256
T: (212) 880-3580
F: (212) 880-3998
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Looking Forward

The securities arbitration industry continues to grapple with how to move forward during a global pandemic. Beginning in March 2020 through the end of the year, FINRA canceled all in-person hearings. FINRA and the AAA have afforded parties the opportunity to conduct hearings virtually through Zoom, but counsel for both claimant and respondents has been reluctant to try cases in this unfamiliar manner. FINRA has been conducting Zoom hearings, either with the consent of the parties or by ruling of the arbitrators on a contested motion. As of the  end of November 2020, FINRA had conducted one or more hearings by Zoom in 124 cases, and arbitrators were granting contested motions to conduct hearings virtually in the large majority (71%) of cases. We are preparing for the inevitability of increased use of Zoom arbitration hearings in 2021.