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Bob Lawson, AIF®, CFE®, RFC®, LUTCF®

3800 American Boulevard W.
Suite 1110

Bloomington, Minnesota 55431-4460

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As a Securities and Annuity Expert Witness and Litigation Support Consultant, my expertise lies in meticulously analyzing compliance manuals, correspondence, exchange rules, industry norms, and internal policies. I understand the ethical issues that frequently arise in a case and assist counsel in identifying specific rules, laws and regulations from Federal, State, and Self-Regulatory Organizations (SROs) where violations may have occurred.

I will assist in getting to the heart of the matter and address the factual issues from an

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Articles Published by Bob Lawson, AIF®, CFE®, RFC®, LUTCF®

Link Selling Away: Broker-Dealer Liability for Selling Away Transactions

In the securities brokerage industry, "selling-away" refers to the prohibited practice of an Associated Person soliciting the sale of securities or investment products not approved with the broker is affiliated without prior written consent. In many instances, promoters of these products are marketing them as non-securities products that do not have to be sold through a broker-dealer by a registered person.

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Link FINRA Code of Arbitration and Discovery Guidelines

FINRA encourages and emphasizes cooperation from both parties at all times regarding discovery requests.

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Link Philosophy of an Expert Witness

While every Expert Witness may have a unique way of approaching a case, I have found that by following a few basic principles, it has helped me to maximize my efficiency and effectiveness as an Expert Witness and my approach could probably be a useful model for any Expert Witness in any field.

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Link Five Questions You Should Always Ask Any Financial Advisor

The vast majority of the world's liquid investable wealth is in the hands of investment fiduciaries, and the success or failure of investment fiduciaries can have a material impact on the fiscal health of any country.

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Link Independence and Preparation are the Keys to Success

Selecting the right Expert Witness and litigation consultant can be highly instrumental in the outcome of a case and I have summarized a few key points that should be addressed before any expert is retained. Improve the probability of a positive outcome by adding the right expert to your team.

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Link Does Your Brokerage Firm Have Cyber Insurance? 10 Questions You Should Ask Your Broker

You have a right to know if your brokerage firm is serious about focusing their time and money on security measures, because the problem is only becoming greater each day. Here is a list of tough questions that you should ask your brokerage firm about their cyber security. If they don't have a good answer, maybe it is time to look for a new broker, because who cares more about your money than you? Nobody!

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