Many of the highest-profile and headline-catching data breaches involve external breaches of a company’s electronic systems. But the reality that these headlines obscure is the fact that internal data breaches are generally...more
A recent decision by Judge F. Dennis Saylor of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Butler v. Moore, C.A. No. 10-10207-FDS U.S. Dist. LEXIS 39416 (D. Mass. Mar. 26, 2015), offers an example of how...more
Last week, the National Association of Bond Lawyers held its 13th Annual Tax and Securities Law Institute. Some of the panels included current and former employees of the SEC who spoke on several of the more notable recent...more
Our friends over at Floyd Advisory recently released their Summary of Accounting and Auditing Enforcement Releases for the Year Ended December 31, 2014.
Some of the more notable highlights from the report include...more
On January 13, 2015, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations issued its Examination Priorities for 2015. Among the various priorities, these four issues stood out...more
On November 10, 2014, the SEC announced a settlement with Eureeca Capital SPC, which is a crowdinvesting portal incorporated in the Cayman Islands. Eureeca’s website seeks to match foreign-based issuers with investors...more
On November 3, 2014, the SEC announced settlements with thirteen different registered municipal securities dealers in connection with sales of non-investment grade bonds issued by Puerto Rico in 2014.
By rule, the SEC is required to issue a report on the Commission’s administrative proceedings caseload every six months. On October 29, 2014, the SEC issued its most recent report covering the six month period from April 1,...more
Can merely late filing of “routine” forms get you in trouble with the SEC? Yes, at least if it happens too often. On Wednesday the SEC announced charges and financial penalties totaling $2.6 million against 28 officers,...more
Just last week, Judge Scheindlin from the Southern District of New York precluded the SEC from seeking wide-ranging disgorgement in an order issued in the SEC v. Wyly, 10-cv-5760 (S.D.N.Y.) case....more
Just yesterday, the SEC announced its first settlement pursuant to its Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation (MCDC) Initiative. ...
Here are two observations on this settlement that could shed some light on...more
Last week we posted a summary of the Second Circuit’s decision in SEC v. Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. This week, as a follow-up, we pose the following five “yes or no” questions and provide responses as a way to further...more
Every company with a gift card program should be aware of the recently unsealed qui tam case in Delaware titled State of Delaware ex rel. French v. Card Compliant, LLC, et al., N13C-06-289 (Superior Court of Delaware, New...more
Last week, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) released a Risk Alert announcing its Cybersecurity Initiative....more
On April 15, 2014 the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) released a Risk Alert announcing its Cybersecurity Initiative....more
As reported by the Wall Street Journal, the SEC Enforcement Staff is one year into a wide-ranging review of disclosures made by financially stressed municipal bond issuers. This review has focused on whether municipalities...more
Over the past few years, as plaintiffs have found it increasingly harder to succeed in “say-on-pay” litigation, another type of litigation over proxy disclosures has been on the rise. These cases are generally brought as...more
Mintz Levin compliments the Committee and supports the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure because, on balance, the proposals seek to reduce the costs of discovery and litigation of document...more