Subject: File No. SR-FINRA-2010-035
From: Leonard Steiner
Affiliation: Attorney and PIABA member

August 16, 2010

I fully support and adopt in its entrety the comment letter submitted by Prof. Seth Lipner. I add the following coment. That FINRA has involved itself in determining what is and what is not proper discovery in a case is especially troubling insamuch as FINRA is a membership organization comprised of the very broker dealers that are the respondents in FINRA arbitrations. A patently biased organization such as FINRA should not be setting rules as to what is and what is not proper discovery.