Robert Lawson, AIF®, CFE®, MRFC®, LUTCF®
President , Barrington Financial Consulting Group, Inc.
3800 American Boulevard W. Suite 1110
Bloomington, MN 55431
Work: (800) 741-0704
Cell: (612) 418 9292
FINRA Dispute Resolution Chair | FINRA Mediator
FINRA Expert Witness, Securities Expert Witness, FINRA Arbitrator - Chair Qualified, FINRA Mediator, NFA Chair, Accredited Investment Fiduciary, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Standards of Commercial Honor and Principles of Trade, Use of Manipulative, Deceptive or Fraudulent Devices, Suitability and Supervision, FINRA Sanctions, Securities Fraud, Alternative Investments, Annuities - Fixed & Variable, Exchange Traded Funds and Mutual Funds, Fiduciary Standard of Care & Responsibility, Elder Financial Exploitation, Insurance - Indexed Universal Life, Leverage and Inverse ETFs, Know Your Customer - FINRA Rule 2090, Limited Partnerships, Direct Participation Programs - FINRA Rule 2310, Non-Traded REITs, Omission of Facts, Options - Equity & Index, OTC Bulletin Board & Penny Stocks, Outside Business Activities - FINRA Rule 3270, Private Placements, Promissory Notes, Selling Away, and Structured Investments
Mr Lawson serves as the President of Barrington Financial Consulting Group, Inc,and Barrington Capital Management, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisory firm that he established in 1988.
He is a FINRA & NFA Dispute Resolution Chair, an Accredited Investment Fiduciary - AIF ®, Master Registered Financial Consultant - MRFC, Certified Fraud Examiner - CFE®, Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF) and is a Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice (Civil Adjudicative/Evaluative Arbitration & Civil Facilitative/Hybrid Mediation).
He also serves as the Membership Chair for the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Council, and is a Board Member and Director at Securities Experts Roundtable (SER).
Lawson is a Fi360 Qualified Instructor - Fiduciary Essential for Defined Contribution Plans and completed the Mediation and Arbitration programs at Mitchell Hamline School of Law.
Retaining Mr. Lawson as an Expert Witness and Litigation Consultant will clarify and address relevant issues pertaining to your case from an insider's point of view.
Upon a thorough examination and analysis of the case material, his and opinions are impartial, objective, and predicated upon years of industry expertise and experience. Expert testimony and reports are supported by thorough and detailed research through case-specific analysis.
Awards & Honors
• Judge - American Bar Association (ABA) Law Student Regional and National Mediation Competition
* ABA Welcoming Committee - 2019
Industry Licenses (Past & Present)
• Registered Securities Principal – FINRA Series 24
• Registered Options Principal – FINRA Series 4
• Registered Representative – FINRA Series 7
• Municipal Securities Fund Principal – FINRA Series 51
• Uniform Combined State Law – FINRA Series 66
• Uniform Securities Agent State Law – FINRA Series 63
• Futures & Commodities – NFA Series 3
• Minnesota Life Insurance and Annuity License