Established in 1993, and incorporated in 2005 as an non-profit 501c(6), SER provides continuing professional education and promotes ethics and integrity among its members while remaining dispute neutral as an organization.
Members have solid academic credentials and career accomplishments in accounting; asset/wealth management; business leadership and corporate governance; investment banking; corporate finance and capital markets; securities law; securities sales, trading and research and academe.
SER encourages its members to adopt SER Best Practices of ethics and integrity, and its motto - "Seek and Speak the Truth" - is our behavioral touchstone. An annual summer member conference, a dedicated web site and ongoing member networking are the primary tools SER employs to maintain its premier position in the expert witness field.
SER's two-day annual summer member conference presents professional education programs with a combination of member and prominent outside speakers and evening social events offering camaraderie and networking opportunities. Since 2019, SER publishes a periodic newsletter, The Expert's Examiner, that covers items of interest in the industry as well as within the organization. Past issues can be accessed on the Newsletter tab and non-members may also subscribe. In 2020, SER began broadcasting a series of live and recorded webcasts covering current issues, presented by members and outside speakers. Webcasts are a member-only benefit and past broadcasts can be accessed in the Library.
SER encourages member pro bono participation in Securities Arbitration Clinics (several of which have a law school affiliation) through teaching, consulting, and expert testimonial services. Members also support the securities dispute resolution process by attending relevant conferences and meetings and by serving on relevant committees of organizations involved in securities dispute resolution.
SER has a demonstrated history of leadership in securities arbitration. In 2004 a founding member co-authored work on sequestration of experts at hearings which led to revision of the opening script. Over the years, SER identifies instances in which they can collectively improve the securities dispute resolution process. See links here: