Forum-Selection Clauses in FINRA Arbitration

, New York Law Journal

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Matthew W. Woodruff, a New York City practitioner, reviews three recent Southern District decisions that have now enjoined a customer from proceeding with arbitration against a member of FINRA on the ground that the combination of a merger clause and a forum-selection clause in a contract between the parties "overrides" or "supplants" the customer's right to arbitrate under FINRA Rule 12200.

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