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FINRA Proposes Rule to Adopt the Remaining Legacy NASD and Incorporated NYSE Rules as FINRA Rules

On April 8, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a proposed rule change to adopt the remaining National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) Rules and Incorporated NYSE Rules as FINRA Rules in the Consolidated FINRA Rulebook without any substantive changes.

The rule change covers areas such as membership rules, foreign members, customer account statements, discretionary accounts, approvals of changes in exempt status under Rule 15c3-3 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, reporting requirements for clearing firms and interpretations of the Incorporated NYSE Rules. Corresponding cross-references and technical updates will also be made in the Consolidated FINRA Rulebook to reflect the aforementioned changes. The rule change is intended to (1) eliminate the Transitional Rulebook, and (2) provide member firms with greater clarity and regulatory efficiency. The rule change was effective upon filing.

The text of the rule change is available here.

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Janet M. Angstadt, Securities, Financial Services, Chicago, Lawyer, Katten Law FIrm

Janet M. Angstadt is the head of Katten's Chicago Financial Services practice. She focuses her practice on broker-dealer and exchange compliance issues and advises companies on matters regarding compliance with the regulations of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and self-regulatory organizations (SROs).

Janet represents clients in a wide range of legal and regulatory matters, including mergers and acquisitions, SRO investigations, compliance issues related to registrations, sales practice, short sales, Regulation NMS, market-making and...

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Stanley Polit concentrates his practice in transactional, corporate and regulatory aspects of financial services matters. Stan is able to provide legal services to a wide variety of clients including proprietary trading firms, hedge funds, broker-dealers, registered investment advisers, commodity trading advisers, financial institutions and general corporate clients.

Prior to joining Katten, Stan served as a council member for a national crisis management firm, where he specialized in crisis communication and merged media strategies. He has lectured extensively and conducted trainings related to these topics at numerous national and international conferences, including the National Communication Association's National Convention, the International Crisis and Risk Communication Conference and the Disaster Recovery Journal's World Business Continuity Conference.