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FINRA 2021 Priorities and Impact on Alternatives

FINRA recently published its “Report of FINRA”s Examination and Risk Monitoring Program,” covering topics such as Regulation Best Interest, cybersecurity, private placements, advertising and consumer protection. Our panel talked about this recent report, including “hot topics” for the alternative investment industry, such as Regulation Best Interest, private placement and advertising changes (including the recent SEC proposal to require the filing of private placement sales materials), as well as other FINRA initiatives such as the protection of senior investors. We’ll also discussed IPA initiatives including Rule 2310, the treatment of failed offerings and Regulation D disqualification.


Jul 01 2021


  • Brian Boxler
    Brian Boxler
    VP, Associate General Counsel, LPL Financial

    As an attorney on LPL’s Advice team, Brian counsels various groups at LPL including product risk, supervision, and compliance. Brian joined LPL after previously representing financial service firms and their representatives in private practice in New York.

  • Darryl Steinhause
    Darryl Steinhause
    Partner, DLA Piper LLP

    Darryl Steinhause is a partner in DLA Piper’s Real Estate Capital Markets group.
    Mr. Steinhause is an integral component of the real estate capital markets practice at DLA Piper. He is familiar with industry best practices and is well versed in the structuring and formation of a wide variety of real estate private equity funds, including those adopting a private REIT structure and the newly created Opportunity Zone Funds. A significant aspect of this representation involves the formation and structuring of sponsor ownership vehicles in a tax-efficient manner in order to maximize after-tax incentive payments to sponsors, their owners, and their employees.

    With more than 35 years of experience in highly technical securities and tax transactions, Mr. Steinhause has structured securities offerings for a wide variety of significant clients across the country, acting as lead counsel on over 10 billion dollars of fund, debt, tenant in common (TIC), Delaware statutory trust (DST), real estate investment trust (REIT), Opportunity Zone Funds and other offerings. He has represented both sponsors and institutional investors in a variety of deal structures, including publicly registered transactions, private placements and institutional funds. His experience also includes structuring lending transactions and loan workouts for borrowers particularly involving TICs, REITs and DSTs.

  • Gina Gombar
    Gina Gombar
    VP, Government Affairs and Associate General Counsel, IPA
  • Joe Terry
    Joe Terry
    Chief Compliance Officer – CCO Capital, LLC, CIM Group

    Joe Terry is the Chief Compliance Officer of CCO Capital, LLC, CIM Group’s affiliated broker/dealer. Prior to joining CIM Group, he held senior compliance and supervision roles with LPL, Advisor Group, John Hancock, and Horace Mann Insurance. Joe has also served on numerous industry and FINRA advisory committees during his career. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Westminster College, as well as an M.B.A. and M.S. in Strategic Management from Indiana University.

  • Mark Quinn
    Mark Quinn
    Director of Regulatory Affairs, Cetera Financial Group

    Mark Quinn is the Director of Regulatory Affairs for Cetera Financial Group, the corporate parent of a group of broker-dealers and Registered Investment Advisors with more than 8,000 financial advisers located across the United States. In that role, he manages a team of professionals handling interactions with agencies including the SEC, FINRA, U.S. Department of Labor, and state regulatory authorities. He also manages advocacy with respect to regulatory and legislative policy on behalf of Cetera.

    Prior to joining Cetera, Mr. Quinn was the Chief Risk Officer of First Allied Securities, Inc., and prior to that, General Counsel of Royal Alliance Associates. In those roles and in private law practice, he has focused on representation of broker-dealers, investment advisers, and registered representatives in arbitration, litigation, and regulatory matters. He is a past Chairman of the Compliance Council of the Financial Services Institute and the Retirement Plans and Tax Regulatory Committee of the Insured Retirement Institute, and a current member of the District Committee for FINRA District No. 2. Mr. Quinn holds a B.S. in Finance from Arizona State University and M.B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Denver. He is a member of the Colorado, New York, and Florida bars.

  • Tom Selman
    Tom Selman
    Founder, Scopus Financial Group

    Former Executive Vice President for Regulatory Policy and Legal Compliance Officer, FINRA.