A Sample of Our Experts
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Thomas A. Franko
Law Office of Thomas A Franko

Clearing, Operations, Risk, Trading, Securities Regulation, Supervision, Prime Brokerage

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Charles W. Ranson
President, Charles W. Ranson Consulting, Inc.

Experience in managing all aspects of personal and institutional trust services with OCC supervised institutions. Highly focused on claims of breach of fiduciary duty working...

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Charles Bennett
President, Capital Markets Management Consultants, LLC

FINRA Sales Practices, Suitability, Mark-up & Mark-down analysis, Profit and Loss Damage Calculations, Regulation D private placements, Accredited Investors, Regulation S...

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Richard P. Ryder
President, Securities Arbitration Commentator, Inc.

arbitration law, FAA, Federal Arbitration Act, FINRA securities arbitration procedures, Securities Arbitration Award statistics, trends and quantitative analyses, arbitrator...

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David James Keogh
Consultant/Expert Witness, DJK Consulting LLC

Compliance Audits, Churning, Failure to Supervise, Misrepresentation, Mutual Funds, Options, Restricted Securities, Sales Practice Violations, Securities, Fraud, Branch Supervision,...

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Mason Alan Dinehart III
Owner and founder, FEND - Financial Education Network Development

Mr. Dinehart is a FINRA Arbitrator and expert with nearly 4 decades of industry experience, including a branch manager for 3  firms. He has testified in over 300 arbitrations...

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Stewart L. Appelrouth
Principal, Appelrouth Farah & Co. Certified Public Accountant

Lost Profits Reasonableness of Investments Valuation Fraud Forensics Accounting

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Vivian Velazquez
V&V Consulting Group, LLC

Claims against: Banks, Broker-Dealers, Investment Advisers, Hedge Funds, Insurance Companies Areas of expertise: Suitability, Failure to Supervise, Breach of Fiduciary...

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Who We Are

 

Mission Statement

SER provides continuing professional education and promotes ethics and integrity among its members while remaining dispute neutral as an organization.

History

The Securities Experts Roundtable (SER) is a group of professionals with significant experience as testifying and consulting experts in securities, business and investment-related litigation.  SER began as a 1992 gathering of eight experts who knew each other and found sharing their experiences and expertise beneficial.  Early meetings set the stage for our annual member conference.  Today SER conducts its business exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c) (6) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Membership

Members span the United States and have solid academic credentials and career accomplishments in accounting; asset/wealth management; business leadership and corporate governance; investment banking; corporate finance and capital markets; securities law; securities sales, trading and research and academe.

SER encourages its members to adopt SER Best Practices of ethics and integrity, and its motto - "Seek and Speak the Truth" - is our behavioral touchstone. An annual summer member conference, a dedicated web site and ongoing member networking are the primary tools SER employs to maintain its premier position in the expert witness field.

Activities

SER's two-day annual summer member conference (also open to engaging attorneys) presents professional education programs with prominent outside speakers and evening social events offering camaraderie and networking opportunities.

Members provide services individually and not under SER's umbrella. Their services include expert testimonial work in federal and state courts, arbitration and mediation forums (e.g., AAA, FINRA and JAMS) and SEC proceedings; production of formal expert reports and non-testimonial expert consulting.

SER encourages member pro bono participation in Securities Arbitration Clinics (several of which have a law school affiliation) through teaching, consulting, and expert testimonial services. Members also support the securities dispute resolution process by attending relevant conferences and meetings and by serving on relevant committees of organizations involved in securities dispute resolution.

Leadership

SER has a demonstrated history of leadership in securities arbitration. In 2004 a founding member co-authored work on sequestration of experts at hearings which led to revision of the opening script. In 2012 SER identified instances of electronic eavesdropping in hearings which led to revision of the opening script. In 2014 SER alerted FINRA to the issue of "phantom retention of experts" which led FINRA to condemn this practice. See "Who We Are"...then Regulatory Advocacy Issues for detailed descriptions of these actions. Select the link to see SER's position on:

Use the profile details on our "Find an Expert" search page to contact a member directly.

 


The Securities Experts' Roundtable provides a password protected directory on this website for each member who wishes to provide contact information and a business profile. Individual SER members are responsible for all information contained on their personal profile. Some members have chosen to provide links to websites not maintained by SER. SER does not endorse any web sites, their sponsors, or any of the policies, activities, products, or services offered on the site or by any advertiser on the site.

Securities Experts' Roundtable, Inc. is a Professional Business League 501(c)6 non-profit corporation.

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