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Paula Shaffner Speaks at New York State Bar Association Securities Arbitration and Mediation Program

December 05, 2018
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PHILADELPHIA – Stradley Ronon Partner Paula D. Shaffner served as a panelist at the New York State Bar Association’s Securities Arbitration and Mediation 2018: Evolution Program on Nov. 29 in New York. Shaffner’s panel, “Fee-Based v. Commission-Based Accounts,” discussed statistics and history of the transition from commission-based to fee-based accounts, who does and doesn’t benefit from fee-based accounts, fee-based discretionary account cases and related causes of action, how to measure and compare the performance of fee-based accounts, how to educate arbitrators about fee-based accounts, and the difference between SEC “Regulation Best Interest” and existing FINRA rules.

Shaffner, co-chair of Stradley Ronon’s Securities Litigation & Enforcement practice group, represents individuals and companies in securities litigation, and defends clients in regulatory matters before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Agency (FINRA) and various exchanges and state regulators. She also represents clients in litigation filed in court or arbitration and conducts internal investigations and provides compliance counseling. She is actively involved with West Chester University, currently serving as the President of the West Chester University Foundation. In addition, Shaffner delivered the undergraduate commencement address to the Winter graduating class in 2016.

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