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Continuing a recent trend, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's (FINRA) enforcement activities rose in 2012. In 2012, FINRA brought slightly more disciplinary actions than it did in 2011, but assessed total fines representing a double-digit percentage increase over the previous year. This was the fourth consecutive year that number of cases filed increased and the second straight year that total fines grew. This article explores these FINRA enforcement statistics, emerging trends, and some of the key 2012 disciplinary cases.