Linda Feinberg, President, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) Dispute Resolution, Inc.; John M. Gannon, Senior Vice President, FINRA Office of Investor Education; and Laura Gansler, Associate Vice President, FINRA Emerging Regulatory Issues, shared program updates with over 1,700 arbitrators yesterday during a FINRA – sponsored phone-in workshop. The focus of yesterday’s workshop was to inform arbitrators about various investor education initiatives and emerging regulatory issues, and included noteworthy updates on the proposed expansion of single-arbitrator hearings, a spike in case filings, and FINRA’s active monitoring of financial products and related potential arbitration issues.