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9526. Expedited Review

(a) Direction by Executive Committee
Notwithstanding Rules 9524 and 9525, the FINRA Board Executive Committee, upon request of the Statutory Disqualification Committee, may direct an expedited review of a recommended written decision of the Statutory Disqualification Committee if the FINRA Board Executive Committee determines that expedited review is necessary for the protection of investors.
(b) Call for Review Period
If a recommended decision is subject to expedited review, a Governor may call the eligibility proceeding for review within seven days after receipt of the recommended written decision.
(c) No Call for Review
If no Governor calls the proceeding for review within the time prescribed, the decision shall become final, and the Statutory Disqualification Committee shall serve the decision on the disqualified member, sponsoring member, and/or disqualified person, as the case may be, and the Department of Member Regulation pursuant to Rules 9132 and 9134. The decision shall constitute final action of FINRA. The decision shall be effective upon approval by the SEC.
(d) Call for Review
If a Governor calls the eligibility proceeding for review within the prescribed time, a review panel shall meet and conduct a review not later than 14 days after the call for review. The review panel shall be composed of the FINRA Board Executive Committee, except that the Governor who calls the proceeding for review shall serve on the review panel in lieu of a member of the Executive Committee who has the same classification (Industry or Public) as such Governor. The review panel may affirm, modify, or reverse the recommended written decision of the Statutory Disqualification Committee or remand the eligibility proceeding with instructions. The review panel shall prepare, issue, and serve its decision pursuant to Rule 9525(d) and (e).
Amended by SR-FINRA-2008-021 eff. Dec. 15, 2008.
Amended by SR-NASD-99-76 eff. Sept. 11, 2000.
Adopted by SR-NASD-98-57 eff. March 26, 1999.

Selected Notices: 99-16, 00-56, 08-57.

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