Earlier this month, the SEC released Regulatory Notice 17-25 approving amendments to FINRA customer and industry arbitration procedures, which will impact Rules 12402, 12403, and 13403. The changes will require the Director of FINRA’s Office of Dispute Resolution to make lists of arbitrators available to all parties at the same time “within approximately 30 days after the last answer is due.” Party agreements to extend answer due dates will no longer have any bearing on when the arbitrator list is provided. The amendments will affect cases filed on or after September 18, 2017.