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  • Description

    Using actual advertisements, this CLE course will include small workshop style groups to analyze and identify rule violations in advertising and present findings to the larger groups. Course moderators will provide the regulatory perspective and clarify any misconceptions that arise

    After attending this session, you will be able to:

    • Discuss rules and regulations relating to varied firm communications
    • Apply some of the rules and regulations discussed
  • Instructor Bio

    Lynn Lawson

    Lynn Lawson is an Associate Manager in FINRA’s Advertising Regulation Department. Her primary responsibilities include training and mentoring assigned staff and conducting reviews of complex communications for compliance with applicable advertising rules. She is also the Department’s Training Committee Coordinator and has been a speaker at FINRA’s Advertising Regulation Department annual conference since 2011. Prior to joining FINRA, she worked as a contract attorney and in the financial services industry. She holds Series 7, 24 and 63 registrations. Ms. Lawson is also a graduate from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law and earned a B.A. in English from Spelman College. She is also holds the designation of a Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional from the FINRA Institute at Wharton and is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.

    Anthony Maher

    Anthony T. Maher is a manager in FINRA’s Advertising Regulation Department. He served in the same role at NASD before its 2007 consolidation with NYSE Member Regulation, which resulted in the formation of FINRA. His chief responsibility is managing staff members dedicated to the routine review of member advertisements. Mr. Maher also speaks at FINRA conferences and events, especially the Department’s Advertising Regulation Conference, where he conducts a highly interactive educational “hands-on” advertising review workshop. Prior to joining FINRA in 1995, he was a registered principal and a compliance analyst for a broker-dealer subsidiary of a life insurance company. Mr. Maher holds a J.D. from George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, a master’s degree from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree from George Mason University.

    Kimberly Flanders

    Kimberly Flanders is Principal Analyst in FINRA’s Advertising Regulation Department. She has served in this role since 2002 and joined the Department in 1996. Prior to joining FINRA, Ms. Flanders was an investigator for the Resolution Trust Company in Washington, DC. Previous to this role, she was a staff member of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, chaired by the former U.S. Senator from Georgia, Sam Nunn. Ms. Flanders received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia.