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***("BFCG") Voted Best Litigation Consulting Firm in 2020 by Minnesota Lawyer / Finance & Commerce*** FINRA Expert Witness, FINRA Arbitrator & Mediator, Master Registered Financial Consultant, Securities Fraud, 10b-5, Certified Fraud Examiner, Accredited Investment Fiduciary, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Standards of Commercial Honor and Principles of Trade, Use of Manipulative, Deceptive or Fraudulent Devices, Supervision, Alternative Investments, Annuities - Fixed & Variable, ETF's & Mutual Funds, Fiduciary Standard of Care & Responsibility, Elder Financial Exploitation, Insurance - Indexed Universal Life, Leverage and Inverse ETFs, Suitability - FINRA 3110, Know Your Customer - FINRA Rule 2090, Limited Partnerships, Direct Participation Programs - FINRA Rule 2310, Non-Traded REITs, Omission of Facts, Options - Equity & Index, OTC Bulletin Board & Penny Stocks, Outside Business Activities - FINRA Rule 3270, Private Placements, Promissory Notes, Selling Away, and Structured Investments
Robert D. Lawson   AIF®, CFE®, MRFC®, LUTCF®

President and Managing Principal, Barrington Financial Consulting Group, Inc.
3800 American Boulevard W. Suite 1500
Bloomington, MN 55438

Work: (952) 857-2411
Cell: (612) 418-9292
blawson@barrington-inc.com
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Expertise
***("BFCG") Voted Best Litigation Consulting Firm in 2020 by Minnesota Lawyer / Finance & Commerce*** FINRA Expert Witness, FINRA Arbitrator & Mediator, Master Registered Financial Consultant, Securities Fraud, 10b-5, Certified Fraud Examiner, Accredited Investment Fiduciary, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Standards of Commercial Honor and Principles of Trade, Use of Manipulative, Deceptive or Fraudulent Devices, Supervision, Alternative Investments, Annuities - Fixed & Variable, ETF's & Mutual Funds, Fiduciary Standard of Care & Responsibility, Elder Financial Exploitation, Insurance - Indexed Universal Life, Leverage and Inverse ETFs, Suitability - FINRA 3110, Know Your Customer - FINRA Rule 2090, Limited Partnerships, Direct Participation Programs - FINRA Rule 2310, Non-Traded REITs, Omission of Facts, Options - Equity & Index, OTC Bulletin Board & Penny Stocks, Outside Business Activities - FINRA Rule 3270, Private Placements, Promissory Notes, Selling Away, and Structured Investments

ROBERT D. LAWSON is an experienced and accomplished FINRA and Securities Expert Witness, Chief Compliance Officer, and FINRA Arbitrator (Chair-Qualified). He is a Master Registered Financial Consultant, (MRFC®), Accredited Investment Fiduciary, (AIF®), Certified Fraud Examiner, (CFE®), FINRA Mediator, and a Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow, (LUTCF®).

In addition to being the President and Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) of a Registered Investment Advisory firm that he established in 1988, he is the President and Managing Principal of a full-service Securities and Insurance Litigation Consulting firm with 12 experienced financial services testifying and consulting experts.

For decades, he has worked in the brokerage industry as a FINRA Registered Securities and Options Principal, Registered Representative, Investment Fiduciary, and Insurance Agent. Mr. Lawson proudly serves as a FINRA Arbitrator & Mediator, A Certified Mediator, NFA Arbitrator (Chair-Qualified), and Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice (Adjudicative/Evaluative).

Mr. Lawson serves as a Director, Board Member or Committee Member for the following organizations:

• Securities Experts Roundtable – Practice Management and Mentorship Chair
• Master Registered Financial Consultants (MRFC®) – Vice-Chair
• Global Industry Industry Standards (GIS) Steering Committee Member (CFA Institute)
• Twin Cities Chapter Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) - Board Member
• Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE®) - Member
• Minnesota State Bar Association ADR Section – Membership Chair
• Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA®) - Member
• CFA® Society of Minnesota – Member

Mr. Lawson speaks with clarity and precision and his opinions are founded upon his years of experience and thorough understanding of Industry Rules, Standards of Professional Conduct, and the Code of Ethics for the brokerage, investment management, and insurance industry.

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