Christin Hill

Christin Hill

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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SEC Rolls Out First Wave of MCDC Settlements with Underwriters

Last Thursday, the SEC announced it reached settlement agreements with 36 municipal securities underwriting firms pursuant to its Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation (MCDC) Initiative.  These settlements mark...more

6/24/2015 - Compliance Disclosure Requirements Enforcement Actions Investors MCDC Municipal Securities Issuers Municipal Securities Market SEC Securities Self-Reporting Underwriting

Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Compliance Officer Whistles His Way to a Million Dollar Pay Day

Last week the SEC announced an award of between $1.4 to $1.6 million to a whistleblower who provided information that assisted the SEC in an enforcement action. The enforcement action against the whistleblower’s company...more

4/28/2015 - Chief Compliance Officers Enforcement Actions Internal Controls Popular SEC Whistleblower Awards Whistleblowers

Judge Rakoff’s “Sour Grapes”: SEC v. Citigroup Settlement Approved

On August 5, 2014, U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff reluctantly approved a$285 million settlement in the SEC’s enforcement action against Citigroup. In SEC v. Citigroup, the SEC alleged that after Citigroup realized in early...more

8/13/2014 - Citigroup Enforcement Enforcement Actions Judge Rakoff Mortgage-Backed Securities SEC SEC v Citigroup Settlement

The SEC Wants To Know About Your Whistleblower Policy

SEC Regional Office Director David Bergers recently emphasized the importance of a company’s whistleblower policy when deciding whether to file an enforcement action against a company. Bergers made his comments at an internal...more

12/19/2012 - Enforcement Actions SEC Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers

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