Robert D. Lawson, AIF®, CFE®, MRFC®, LUTCF® Expert Witness

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General Specialties: Fraud and Securities & Investments

Specialty Focus: FINRA Arbitration, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Failure to Supervise, Concentrated Portfolios, Fiduciary Standard of Care and Responsibility, Outside Business Activities, Alternative Investments, Broker & Investment Adviser Fraud, Securities Fraud, Variable Annuities, Stock & Index Options, Mediation.

Education: LUTCF, American College; Certified Fraud Examiner, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners; Arbitration & Mediation, Mitchell Hamline Law School

Years in Practice: 35

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 3


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Mr. Lawson presides as a FINRA & NFA Dispute Resolution Arbitration Chairperson and is a qualified FINRA Mediator. He is recognized by the Minnesota Supreme Court as a Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice as a Civil Facilitative/Hybrid Mediator and Adjudicative/Evaluative Arbitrator. Mr. Lawson is the President of Barrington Financial Consulting Group, Inc., a securities litigation consulting firm. In 1988, Mr. Lawson founded Barrington Capital Management, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisory firm and Insurance Agency, where he continues to serve as the President and Chief Compliance Officer. He is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE®), Master Registered Financial Consultant (MRFC®), and a Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF®). His breadth of securities experience includes managing and supervising FINRA broker-dealer branch offices as a Registered Securities Principal, Options Principal, and Chief Compliance Officer. As a former branch manager of a nationally-recognized broker-dealer, Mr. Lawson possesses special expertise with options trading and risk-defined strategies. considerable experience with insurance products including variable annuities, fixed and indexed annuities, long term care, and indexed universal life insurance. Bob is the Membership Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association ADR Section, is a Board Member and Mentorship Chair for the Securities Experts Roundtable, Board Member and Secretary for the Master Registered Financial Consultants, and is a frequent Judge for the American Bar Association's Regional and National Mediation competition.