Louisiana Securities Arbitration Attorney Who Sues Stockbrokers for Selling Away (Selling Unauthorized Investments)
has thousands of stock brokerage firms and investment advisory offices. With so many stock brokerage firms and investment advisor offices, comes the potential for their stockbrokers, financial advisors, and other representatives to recommend investments that were never reviewed nor authorized by their employers and engage in many other types of misconduct which violates Federal and Louisiana securities laws, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules as well as stock brokerage firms policies and procedures.
For example, David Quentin Kendrick of Shreveport, Louisiana submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in which he received a fine and was suspended for allegedly engaging in private transactions thereby violating NASD Rule 3040 and FINRA Rules 3270, 3280 and 2010.
From May 2002 until May 2018, David Quentin Kendrick was registered with NYLife as a General Securities Representative. FINRA determined that from November 2011 through January 2017, Mr. Kendrick engaged in outside business activity with an investment club as well as in 9 separate private securities transactions without notice to or consent from his firm. According to FINRA, in November 2011, Mr. Kendrick became officer and manager of an investment club, TC, but did not disclose his participation to his firm until August 2015. FINRA also found that NYlife denied approval, and Mr. Kendrick continued his business with TC. FINRA’s findings stated that Kendrick recommended and facilitated investments totaling $290,000 in three private placements and personally invested $106,297 in six different private placements. Additionally, FINRA found Mr. Kendrick did not disclose all of his personal investments outside of his firm and made false statements regarding his private securities transactions on six annual compliance questionnaires and five branch audit questionnaires.
David Quentin Kendrick, without admitting or denying FINRA’s findings, was assessed a deferred fine of $30,000 and suspended from association with any FINRA member in all capacities for 18 months. The suspension is effective December 16, 2019 through June 15, 2021.Experienced Securities Lawyers Who Represent Investors Sold Unauthorized Investments (Selling Away) In FINRA Arbitrations Throughout Louisiana and Nationwide
Did your Louisiana stockbroker or investment advisor recommend an investment that turned out to be an investment never reviewed or approved by their stockbrokerage firm employer. The stockbrokers who stoop to that level are usually insolvent or uncollectible. And so, the investor’s only recourse is against the brokerage firm employer. But stockbrokerage firms always claim ignorance of the stockbroker’s activities and deny liability for the sale of unauthorized investments which they call Selling Away as if that was an absolute defense. Not so! You will definitely need an experienced attorney who knows the securities laws and how to hold the stockbrokerage firm responsible for their employees Selling Away under legal principles of actual authority, apparent authority, estoppel and failure to supervise. If your attorney knows where to look he/she can often find Red Flags of the alleged unauthorized sales that the firm did not look for, missed or saw and just ignored.
You also need a lawyer knowledgeable of FINRA rules and procedures to handle these FINRA arbitration Selling Away cases involving complex legal issues. By hiring a top rated attorney like Robert Wayne Pearce with over 40 years of experience practicing securities law on both sides of the table in FINRA arbitration proceedings, you will clearly see that Attorney Pearce aggressively represents investors and is one of the best attorneys to help you recover your unauthorized investment losses from stockbrokers, investment advisors and their employers in FINRA arbitration proceedings!
At The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A., we represent investors in not just Selling Away cases but all kinds of securities law and investment disputes in FINRA arbitration and mediation proceedings. We handle a wide range of practice areas such as stockbroker fraud and securities misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, failure to supervise, and unsuitable recommendations. Attorney Pearce and his staff represent investors throughout Louisiana, and across the United States on a CONTINGENCY FEE basis which means you pay nothing - NO FEES-NO COSTS - unless we put money in your pocket after receiving a settlement or FINRA arbitration award.
The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A. are highly experienced attorneys who successfully handle Selling Away and other securities investment cases in FINRA arbitration proceedings, and who work tirelessly to secure the best possible result for you and your case. For dedicated representation by a lawyer with over 40 years of experience and success in all kinds of securities law and investment disputes in FINRA arbitrations serving Louisiana citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail.