The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) has barred stockbroker Marc Lippman from the securities industry. Mr. Lippman consented to the bar after FINRA alleged that he provided false information to FINRA during on-the-record testimony regarding whether he was aware that his customer was deceased at the time of entering a securities transaction in the customer’s account. Mr. Lippman was associated with Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas Incorporated in Washington, DC, from December 2009 until January 2021.
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FINRA Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent No. 2021071514101
Marc R. Lippman and FINRA entered into a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent (“AWC”) on June 17, 2021, after FINRA alleged that Mr. Lippman provided false information to FINRA during on-the-record testimony regarding whether he was aware that his customer was deceased at the time of entering a securities transaction in the customer’s account. Specifically, FINRA alleged:
- On February 25, 2017, Mr. Lippman’s customer died.
- On February 27, 2017, Mr. Lippman was aware that the customer had died and placed a trade in the customer’s account, selling approximately $80,000 in securities.
- Despite knowing that the customer died, Mr. Lippman effectuated this transaction without permission or consent.
- Following the transaction, Lippman distributed the funds to one of the customer’s family members.
- FINRA investigated Mr. Lippman concerning whether he knew a customer was deceased at the time he entered a securities order in the customer’s account.
- Pursuant to FINRA Rule 8210, FINRA took his on-the-record testimony under oath.
- During his on-the-record testimony, Mr. Lippman falsely stated that he was unaware of his customer’s death at the time of entering a securities transaction in the customer’s account.
Accordingly, Mr. Lippman violated FINRA Rule 2010 for placing unauthorized trades, and FINRA Rules 8210 and 2010 for providing false testimony.
Financial Advisor Marc Romeyn Lipman (CRD No. 1575995)
Marc Lippman had 33 years of experience in the securities industry and has been associated with seven different firms. In December 2009, Mr. Lippman became affiliated with Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas Incorporated in Washington, DC. Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas Incorporated terminated Mr. Lippman’s employment in December 2020. In connection with the termination, the firm alleged that it had learned that statements made by Mr. Lippman regarding the date he became aware of a client’s death were inconsistent with an email he had written prior to making such statements.
According to his BrokerCheck report, Mr. Lippman was the subject of a customer dispute in February 2020. The customer alleged that Mr. Lippman breached his fiduciary duty and caused $686,000 in damages related to a mutual fund. The matter was settled by Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas Incorporated and Mr. Lippman for $326,500. Mr. Lippman personally contributed $75,000.
Brokerage firms like Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas Incorporated must properly supervise financial advisors and customer accounts. Brokerage firms must also establish and maintain a reasonably designed system to oversee account activity to ensure compliance with securities laws and industry regulations. When a brokerage firm fails to sufficiently supervise its financial advisors or the investment account activity, it may be liable for investment losses sustained by customers.
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