Bradley Patterson

Bradley Patterson

Ballard Spahr LLP

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Industry Concerns Prompt SEC To Modify MCDC Initiative

In response to concerns raised by industry participants, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has made some modifications to its Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative (MCDC Initiative). The SEC...more

8/1/2014 - Disclosure Requirements MCDC Municipal Securities Issuers Policy Violations SEC Securities Securities Act of 1933 Securities Exchange Act Self-Reporting Trade Associations Underwriting

MSRB Seeks Second Round of Comments on Municipal Advisor Conduct Rule

The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) recently released a revised draft of Rule G-42 (Draft Rule G-42) following receipt of more than 40 comments on its Initial Draft Rule in January 2014. Rule G-42 regulates...more

7/30/2014 - MSRB Municipal Advisers Rule G-42 Rulemaking Process

SEC Issues First MCDC Cease and Desist Order

Yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced its first cease and desist order under its Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative (MCDC Initiative). The MCDC Initiative was introduced on...more

7/10/2014 - Cease and Desist Disclosure Requirements MCDC Misrepresentation Municipalities SEC

MSRB Imposes Annual Fee on Municipal Advisors

The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) recently filed a rule change to adopt MSRB Rule A-11 (Rule). The new Rule calls for a $300 fee to be assessed annually against each municipal advisor professional who is...more

4/23/2014 - Fees MSRB Municipal Advisers SEC

Federal Government Steps Up Monitoring of Distressed Municipalities

Multiple news outlets have reported that the U.S. Treasury Department has created an Office of State and Local Finance tasked with monitoring the distressed local government sector of the municipal finance market. Kent...more

4/23/2014 - Disclosure Requirements Municipal Bonds Municipalities SEC Secondary Markets U.S. Treasury

MSRB Proposes Municipal Advisor Supervision Rule

Yesterday, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) issued a request for comment on a supervision rule for municipal advisors, draft Rule G-44. The proposed rule contains similar concepts to Rule G-27, the MSRB’s...more

2/27/2014 - Broker-Dealer MSRB Municipal Advisers

SEC Assesses Its First Financial Penalty against a Municipal Securities Issuer

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced yesterday that it has, for the first time, assessed a financial penalty against a municipal securities issuer. The penalty arises from a settled administrative proceeding...more

11/7/2013 - Investors Municipal Bonds Municipal Securities Issuers Penalties SEC

SEC Issues No-Action Letter on Internet-Based ‘Road Shows’

The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a “no-action” letter relating to a provider of electronic-based “road shows.” The SEC stated in the letter, issued on January 29, 2013, that such presentations to retail...more

2/12/2013 - Municipal Securities Market No-Action Letters Road Shows SEC Securities Exchange Act

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