Seyfarth Trade Secrets partners Erik Weibust, Jeremy Cohen, and Scott Humphrey authored “The Broker Protocol Celebrates Its Sweet Sixteen,” an article in Wealth Management. The article focuses on factors and questions that should be considered by business and legal decision-makers when thinking of joining or leaving the Broker Protocol, including:

  • What are the short term and long term business goals and objectives?
  • Understanding that the Broker Protocol is not “industry standard” and has no impact on Non-Protocol Members.
  • Leaving the Broker Protocol does not mean your customer information automatically becomes confidential.
  • Remembering that there are still requirements and protections within the Broker Protocol that both protect a broker’s former firm and cover Advisors who are part of a team.

Read the full article on the Wealth Management website at