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John K. Wells Presents at FINRA’s 2024 Annual Conference

BOSTON – May 15, 2024 – John K. Wells, a Litigation shareholder in global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Boston office, presented on the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)’s 2024 Annual Conference panel, “FINRA’s Disciplinary Hearing Process," May 14 in Washington, D.C. Featuring FINRA staff, the panel discussed the broadening awareness about FINRA’s disciplinary hearing process, highlighting distinctions between self-driven hearings and administrative law judge hearings. Wells served as “respondents’ counsel” on the panel and provided an outside perspective on the FINRA hearing process.

Wells focuses his practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation, securities litigation, and regulatory matters. He frequently represents financial services clients, including broker-dealers, investment advisors, banks, and private equity funds, in matters before the Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, U.S. Department of Justice, and state regulatory authorities, as well as in state and federal courts and arbitration forums across the country. Wells has broad experience in a wide variety of litigation matters, including contract disputes, business torts, employment matters, restrictive covenants, securities fraud and securities class actions, multidistrict litigation, shareholder and partnership disputes, products liability, wrongful death, and real estate litigation. He also manages corporate internal investigations across multiple jurisdictions and industries.

FINRA’s Annual Conference provides the opportunity for practitioners, peers, and regulators to exchange ideas on today's most timely compliance and regulatory topics. The conference offers a broad range of topics including regulatory compliance, risk management, crypto asset developments, trends and threats in financial crimes, and the evolution of branch office inspections, among others.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Boston Office: Celebrating 25 years of legal excellence, Greenberg Traurig’s Boston office is home to more than 90 attorneys practicing in the areas of banking and finance, corporate, emerging technology, energy, environmental, gaming, governmental affairs, intellectual property, labor and employment, life sciences and medical technology, litigation, public finance, real estate, restructuring and bankruptcy, tax, and white collar defense and investigations. An important contributor to the firm’s international platform, the Boston office includes a team of nationally recognized attorneys with both public and private sector experience. Working collaboratively with the firm’s global network, the Boston team collectively offers clients decades of experience advising on complex legal matters and providing hands-on knowledge of the local business community.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2750 attorneys in 47 locations in the United States, Europe and the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia. The firm is a 2022 BTI “Highly Recommended Law Firm” for superior client service and is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law Global 100 and NLJ 500. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 6.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab. The firm is recognized for powering its U.S. offices with 100% renewable energy as certified by the Center for Resource Solutions Green-e® Energy program and is a member of the U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partnership Program. The firm is known for its philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono. Web: