July 2, 2013
I write in comment to the proposed change in FINRA rules regarding arbitrator selection.
I support the proposed change. The advent of all-public panels was a significant improvement in the FINRA arbitration process. The proposal is wise because all-public panels should be the "default" selection process. The existing opt-in scheme creates needless paperwork, and is a trap for the uninitiated.
Thank you for this opportunity to comment.