I am happy to introduce our readers to the latest member of the Knowledge Mosaic Blogwatch family: the BD Law Blog, authored by Joel Beck of The Beck Law Firm. The BD Law Blog publishes regular news and opinion on broker-dealer law, regulation, and enforcement, and is a great addition to the Blogwatch as we begin to expand our coverage into financial services regulation.
The Beck Law Firm was founded by Joel Beck, after a ten year career with NASD, including six years as an Enforcement attorney. Working in the Enforcement Department, Joel handled cases involving violations of NASD Rules, MSRB Rules, and federal securities laws. His cases included penny stock fraud, unsuitable recommendations, unauthorized trading, improper supervision, anti-money laundering, misrepresentations and omissions, research analyst issues, and others.
Joel has been designated a Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional by the NASD Institute at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Joel earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from John Marshall Law School, Atlanta, Georgia, where he was also a recipient of the West Publishing Award for Academic Excellence. Joel earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Georgia Southern University. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the American Bar Association, and the Compliance and Legal Division of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association.
Joel and his family live in Lawrenceville, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. Joel serves on the Board of Directors for Family Promise of Gwinnett County, an inter-faith organization providing support, care and training for homeless families, moving them towards permanent housing. Joel is also active in his church.