Comparison of Rule 506(d) “Bad Actor” Provisions to FINRA Forms U4 and U5


Rule 506(d) uses significantly different language from FINRA Forms U4 and U5. Below is a correlation of Rule 506(d) disqualifying events to comparable FINRA Forms U4 and U5 disclosure obligations. FINRA Form U5 disclosure obligations are a subset of those for FINRA U4 and, except as noted in the chart below, are not specifically identified below. The following provision of Rule 506(d) does not appear to have a correlative provision in the FINRA Forms:

Rule 506(d)(1)(viii)- if the issuer or another covered person is subject to a U.S. Postal Service false representation order entered within the preceding five years, or to a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction with respect to conduct alleged to have violated the false representation statute that applies to U.S. mail.

Please see full alert below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Morrison & Foerster LLP - JOBS Act | Attorney Advertising

Written by:


Morrison & Foerster LLP - JOBS Act on:

Popular Topics
Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.