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Update-January 2019
January 21, 2019

President's Perspective

Fellow Members:

The SER Board met in Dallas on Saturday January 12th and approved what I believe is the most ambitious set of proposals to grow both our brand and our membership. Both of these goals, we believe, will provide added value to SER members and are intended to provide increased visibility to the legal community of both our organization, and more importantly to you, our members. 

First, we agreed to double the frequency of our banner advertisements in the New Awards Update:ARBchek, by Rick Ryder's Securities Arbitration Commenter, that reaches more than 4,000 attorneys and experts around the country. 

Secondly, SER will purchase listings in both the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (“SIFMA”) and Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (“PIABA”) resource directories. SIFMA is the leading securities industry trade group and PIABA is the largest association of claimants’ attorneys in the United States. 

Our listings will not only portray SER as a neutral association of the nation’s leading securities experts, but will specifically highlight our website which is searchable both by name and area of expertise. Make sure your profile and contact information are current.

Moreover, under the leadership of the Public Relations Committee, co-chaired by Dave Keogh and Carrie Wisniewski along with Committee members Elizabeth Falk, Jerry DeNigris and Craig Murray, SER will begin producing a quarterly newsletter in collaboration with SAC, focusing on industry developments, SER activities and member news. Links to the newsletter will be added to wherever we have a digital presence and subscriptions will be offered to any reader.

The Board also discussed increased outreach to expert groups such as Bates, Capital Forensics, Secure Financial Services, Securities Litigations Analysts and Securities Litigation Consulting Group to solicit members. Several of these groups have viewed us as a competitor rather than as a resource, but we believe we have much to offer. 

As the industry changes, so must we. The Board is endeavoring to be both market sensitive as well as market driven and to that extent, we intend to continue to broaden both our programs (remember the terrific presentation by Arthur Laby at the 2018 Conference) and membership to registered investment advisory and fiduciary experts by reaching out to RIA and fiduciary associations.

These ambitious plans require your help. If you know people or organizations that may be interested or helpful to SER, please reach out to me, Dave Keogh, the president-elect, or any Board member you know.

With new initiatives, we will have a combination of new and veteran leadership. The Nominating Committee proposed Elizabeth Falk as the next president-elect and Robert Graham, Jack Herrmann and Ross Tulman for the Board of Directors. Their election will be put to membership at our annual meeting.

Planning for the 2019 annual conference has begun. If you have ideas or proposed presentations, please contact Dave Keogh who as the incoming president, and organizing the program agenda. 

And finally, on behalf of the SER Board, I’d like to wish each of you a happy and healthy New Year.



2019 Membership Renewals

Membership renewal invoices will be sent out February 1st, due no later than March 1st. Annual membership will remain $400.


Benefits Update

The UA Update:ARBchek mentioned above is now a $39 annual subscription. However as an SER member, you will continue to receive this publication at no charge as a benefit of membership. If you are not receiving the email, please let us know.


Save the Date 2019

This year's Annual Meeting & Conference August 2nd & 3rd, 2019 Saint Paul Hotel, Saint Paul, Minnesota.


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