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Linda D. Fienberg

FINRA Dispute Resolution
Washington, DC, USA

Linda D. Fienberg is President of FINRA’s Dispute Resolution Department.  In this capacity, she has responsibility for FINRA’s alternative dispute resolution program (arbitration and mediation).  She also is FINRA’s Chief Hearing Officer with responsibility for its disciplinary hearing program.  Prior to joining FINRA, she served on its Legal Advisory Board and on its National Arbitration and Mediation Committee.  She also was a member of and the reporter for NASD’s Arbitration Policy Task Force, which released its report on Securities Arbitration Reform in January 1996.  Before assuming her FINRA positions, Ms. Fienberg was a partner at the Washington, DC, law firm of Covington & Burling, following 11 years at the Securities and Exchange Commission, where she held numerous senior staff positions.  Ms. Fienberg serves on numerous bar and related committees, and is a frequent participant in programs relating to the securities laws and dispute resolution.  She also is a Director on the non-profit Boards of the National Partnership for Women and Families and of ASECA, and formerly was a Director on the non-profit Boards of the Abramson Foundation, City Lights School, and the Whitman Walker Clinic.  She holds a BA degree with Distinction and Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University, an M.A.T. degree from Wesleyan University (Armstrong Award for number one in class), and a J.D. degree from the Georgetown University Law Center (with distinction or exceptional in all subjects) where she was a member of the Georgetown Law Journal.

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