Eugene I. Goldman was quoted in an October 19 article published by Registered Rep Magazine regarding whether it is better to fight than to make a deal with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). A recent analysis indicates that litigating against the FINRA enforcement division would achieve better results in comparison to the relief sought by FINRA staff. Mr. Goldman did a study in 1998 and 2000 that showed enforcers at the SEC often lose cases heard by their own administrative law judges. The recent FINRA analysis shows hearing panels often reduced suspension periods and reduced requested bars to suspensions. "One of the most important things to a broker and the employer is whether they have to 'take a vacation,' as we call it," said Mr. Goldman. "It does appear that this is an area where it may be worth fighting. But the key missing ingredient is what the settlement posture was before it went to hearing."