COVID-19’s Continued Impact on ADR Providers: The Key Institutions Update Us on Plans for the Future
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

The COVID-19 pandemic hit all Americans in many ways, and the legal and alternative dispute resolution systems were no exceptions.

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PIABA: BrokerCheck and the Expungement Process Are Broken. Moratorium Needed Now
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

On the eve of its annual meeting October 22 – 25, the Public Investors Advocate Bar Association released a study commissioned by the PIABA Foundation,

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Talking with PIABA’s Leaders: Issues in the Current Year and the Year Ahead
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At the tail-end of June SAC brought together for a wide-ranging discussion the current and future Presidents of PIABA — Christine Lazaro and Samuel B.

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More on FINRA’s Report on Unpaid Customer Awards. Sen. Warren Introduces Bill To Compel Implementation of One of the Ideas; PIABA Agrees
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We continue here our analysis of FINRA’s recently-published Report, FINRA Perspectives on Customer Recovery, and share news that a Bill has been introduced in the Senate to require FINRA to implement one of the Report’s proposals.

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PIABA Foundation Teams with AIE for First-Ever Investors Town Hall Meeting
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The annual meeting of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association took place between Oct. 18 and 21 in San Diego. Following that event, on October 29,

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Financial Industry Groups Sue To Stop DOL Fiduciary Rule Implementation
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Just as we went to press, we learned that several financial industry groups have sued the Department of Labor in an effort to block implementation of its new fiduciary standard rule.

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