FINRA Stats, 3/20: First Quarter 2020 Ends with Little Change in Case Volume from Last Year…, But Wait!
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In our monthly report on the February 2020 statistics FINRA Dispute Resolution Services* (FINRA-DRS) posted at the end of March (see SAA 2020-13), we noted that the case filing statistics were coming in,

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Seminar Highlights: NYSBA’s “A Deep Dive in Securities Arbitration and Mediation 2020”
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By Gabrielle Pollard*

Introduction

On March 6, the New York State Bar Association (“NYSBA”) hosted a full-day securities arbitration and mediation seminar titled Securities Arbitration 2020: Deep Dive.

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Anatomy of a Zoom Videoconference Mediation
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We published in SAA 2020-12 (Mar. 25) an article by Mediator Roger M. Deitz advocating that parties consider using telephone mediation as a way to cope with Coronavirus-related delays and disruptions to the dispute resolution process.

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Securities Arbitration and the Courts: 2019 Year in Review
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By Richard P. Ryder*

Arbitration is, of course, an alternative to going to court, and for the most part it is just that —

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Coronavirus Update (March 30)
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FINRA: Previously announced administrative hearing postponement through May 1 has been extended to May 31…. Latest Hotline posting (https://www.finra.org/hotline) as of March 13: “Due to the COVID-19 outbreak,

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Today’s Challenges Require a Serious Look at Telephonic Mediation: Here’s How and Why to Do It
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by Roger M. Deitz*

The health crisis has seeded a financial crisis in many respects far worse than anything anyone alive today has ever experienced.

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