Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
LPL Financial LLC
Current Parent Company: 
LPL Financial
Penalty: 
$9,000,000
Year: 
2013
Date: 
May 21, 2013
Offense Group: 
financial offenses
Primary Offense: 
investor protection violation
Violation Description: 

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority fined LPL Financial LLC $7.5 million for 35 separate, significant email system failures, which prevented LPL from accessing hundreds of millions of emails and reviewing tens of millions of other emails. Additionally, LPL made material misstatements to FINRA during its investigation of the firm's email failures. LPL was also ordered to establish a $1.5 million fund to compensate brokerage customer claimants potentially affected by its failure to produce email.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
California
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
financial services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
investment advisory services
Notes: 

FINRA is a securities industry self-regulatory body authorized by the federal government.

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