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Report from FINRA Board of Governors Meeting: Board Approves Rule Proposals, Engages with Boca Raton-Area Firms

The Board of Governors of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) met on February 28 and March 1 in Boca Raton, Florida, where it discussed the organization’s finances, reviewed several significant technology and other capital initiatives, and considered certain rulemaking items.

The Board received updates on FINRA’s regulatory operations, including the continuing transformation of its Risk Monitoring and Examination Program and its recent 529 Plan Share Class Initiative, and approved the following items:

  • moving forward with proposing new rules related to firms that have a disproportionately high number of regulatory disclosure events by the firm and/or its registered representatives; and

  • filing proposed amendments to the Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine (TRACE) Rules with the Securities and Exchange Commission to enhance collection and dissemination of new issue reference data for corporate bonds and charge associated fees.

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Susan Light, Katten Law Firm, Finance Law Attorney, New York

Susan Light focuses her practice on financial services regulatory matters. She counsels broker-dealers, hedge funds, investment banks and financial services clients on enforcement issues involving the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), other self-regulatory organizations (SROs) and state and federal regulatory authorities. She has particular experience related to sales practice issues, financial and operational issues, anti-money laundering, crowdfunding, cybersecurity, and cryptocurrencies.


Leonard Licht is an associate in the Financial Services practice. He advises a broad range of financial market participants, including investment managers to private funds and investors in private funds. Prior to joining Katten, Lenny practiced as a corporate and securities attorney and has also worked in an analytical capacity with a family office.

While in law school, Lenny was a Heyman scholar and member of the Moot Court Honor Society.