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Prof. Ronald Colombo Quoted in Financial Planning on Diversity in FINRA’s Arbitrator Pool

Ronald J. Colombo, Professor of Law

FINRA Diversifies Arbitrator Pool, With a Long Road Ahead
By James Thorne
Financial Planning
Sept. 21, 2017

Excerpt:

As its list of partnerships reveal, FINRA’s recruitment efforts tend to cluster around professional organizations. And while the latest class of arbitrators is more diverse, the overall group remains homogeneous: fewer than a third of all arbitrators are under the age of 60 and less than a quarter are women.

“We’re drawing from a pool of attorneys from one or two generations ago, when it was even less diverse,” says Ronald Colombo, a FINRA arbitrator and Professor of Law at Hofstra University.

Read the full article on the Financial Planning website.

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