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New Book on Securities Expert Practice Authored by 2019 SER Conference Speaker
February 18, 2019

CONFERENCE PREVIEW - Former Director and one of SER’s original incorporators, Michael Weiner (Bates Group, Ret.), will be speaking at this year’s conference in St. Paul. Michael has recently written a book entitled “In My Expert Opinion”. Click here to read an in-depth book review published in the January 2019 edition of the “Securities Arbitration Commentator.” Michael’s book will be complimentary as part of conference attendance in St. Paul.
 


IN MEMORIAM: Robert S. Clemente
February 15, 2019

OUTSIDE NEWS - We are sad to report the death last October of SAC Board member Robert S. Clemente, who served for many years as NYSE’s Director of Arbitration. Mr. Clemente left the Exchange in 2004 after 12 years as Director. We have few other details to report at this time. 
 


SER Member Named to California State Bar Expert Rolls
February 15, 2019

MEMBER HIGHLIGHT - SER Member Mason Dinehart contacted SER to advise that he was recently asked to apply to the California State Bar to serve on the Bar’s list of expert witnesses. The Bar needed a securities expert witness that its counsel could use in judicial disbarment and disciplinary proceedings. Mason applied and reports that he has been formally designated as the California State Bar’s securities expert witness for retention in future cases.

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Update - February 2019
February 14, 2019

Save the Date 2019

This year's Annual Meeting & Conference August 2nd & 3rd, 2019 Saint Paul Hotel, Saint Paul, Minnesota. Mark your calendar. Registration opens in April.

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  • January: Unique Visitors – 1,367; Number of Visits – 3,329

 
Update-January 2019
January 21, 2019

President's Perspective

Fellow Members:

The SER Board met in Dallas on Saturday January 12th and approved what I believe is the most ambitious set of proposals to grow both our brand and our membership. Both of these goals, we believe, will provide added value to SER members and are intended to provide increased visibility to the legal community of both our organization, and more importantly to you, our members. 

First, we agreed to double the frequency of our banner advertisements in the New Awards Update:ARBchek, by Rick Ryder's Securities Arbitration Commenter, that reaches more than 4,000 attorneys and experts around the country. 

Secondly, SER will purchase listings in both the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (“SIFMA”) and Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (“PIABA”) resource directories. SIFMA is the leading securities industry trade group and PIABA is the largest association of claimants’ attorneys in the United States. 

Our listings will not only portray SER as a neutral association of the nation’s leading securities experts, but will specifically highlight our website which is searchable both by name and area of expertise. Make sure your profile and contact information are current.

Moreover, under the leadership of the Public Relations Committee, co-chaired by Dave Keogh and Carrie Wisniewski along with Committee members Elizabeth Falk, Jerry DeNigris and Craig Murray, SER will begin producing a quarterly newsletter in collaboration with SAC, focusing on industry developments, SER activities and member news. Links to the newsletter will be added to wherever we have a digital presence and subscriptions will be offered to any reader.

The Board also discussed increased outreach to expert groups such as Bates, Capital Forensics, Secure Financial Services, Securities Litigations Analysts and Securities Litigation Consulting Group to solicit members. Several of these groups have viewed us as a competitor rather than as a resource, but we believe we have much to offer. 

As the industry changes, so must we. The Board is endeavoring to be both market sensitive as well as market driven and to that extent, we intend to continue to broaden both our programs (remember the terrific presentation by Arthur Laby at the 2018 Conference) and membership to registered investment advisory and fiduciary experts by reaching out to RIA and fiduciary associations.

These ambitious plans require your help. If you know people or organizations that may be interested or helpful to SER, please reach out to me, Dave Keogh, the president-elect, or any Board member you know.

With new initiatives, we will have a combination of new and veteran leadership. The Nominating Committee proposed Elizabeth Falk as the next president-elect and Robert Graham, Jack Herrmann and Ross Tulman for the Board of Directors. Their election will be put to membership at our annual meeting.

Planning for the 2019 annual conference has begun. If you have ideas or proposed presentations, please contact Dave Keogh who as the incoming president, and organizing the program agenda. 

And finally, on behalf of the SER Board, I’d like to wish each of you a happy and healthy New Year.

Gordon

 

2019 Membership Renewals

Membership renewal invoices will be sent out February 1st, due no later than March 1st. Annual membership will remain $400.

 

Benefits Update

The UA Update:ARBchek mentioned above is now a $39 annual subscription. However as an SER member, you will continue to receive this publication at no charge as a benefit of membership. If you are not receiving the email, please let us know.

 

Save the Date 2019

This year's Annual Meeting & Conference August 2nd & 3rd, 2019 Saint Paul Hotel, Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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  • December: Unique Visitors – 1,155; Number of Visits – 2,122

 
Update-December 2018
December 12, 2018

President's Perspective

Fellow Members:

With the rush to holidays and year-end, I will be brief. 

The SER nominating committee has been meeting this month to nominate three members for the director positions that will open next year as well as a president-elect. The nominees will be presented to the Board of Directors at its mid-January meeting in Dallas, and will be voted on by the membership at the summer meeting.

In addition to approving nominees for election, the Board will consider other proposals so please forward your ideas about where SER should be going, what it should be doing, and how we should be doing it to me, David Keough, the president-elect, or any board member with whom you feel comfortable. Our goal is to be membership driven.

You may have seen our second advertisement in the Update:ARBcheck, published by Securities Arbitration Commentator (“SAC”), ran this week. As I mentioned in a previous letter, the Public Relations Committee has been active in developing a marketing plan to raise awareness about SER and the quality of its members. Advertising with SAC is but one of several projects the committee has undertaken. The Update:ARBcheck email is sent out to a targeted audience of over 3,000. Website traffice listed below shows both "Number of Visits" and "Pages Viewed" for October were the highest this year. "Unique Visitors" for that month were the highest since January. We will continue to monitor traffic.

And finally, I wish all of you joy and most importantly, peace in your holiday celebrations. May your families and you be well.

Gordon

Save the Date 2019

Next year's Annual Meeting & Conference August 2nd & 3rd, 2019 Saint Paul Hotel, Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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  • October: Unique Visitors – 1,507; Number of Visits – 2,752; Pages Viewed – 10,364
  • November: Unique Visitors – 1,285; Number of Visits – 2,198; Pages Viewed – 6,606