The Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA) believes the SEC should increase the public comment period for the proposed merger of its independent arbitration division of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) with its regulatory arm. PIABA President Hugh Berkson explains that the change could further reduce investor confidence.
Hugh Berkson is a Securities Attorney with McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman, Co. LPA. Hugh is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®.
He obtained a business degree in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin in 1989, and is a 1994 graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Barristers and received both the American Jurisprudence Award, (National Mock Trial) in 1993 and the Jonathan M. Ault Mock Trial Prize for 1993-1994.