Michael McGrath

Michael McGrath

K&L Gates LLP

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Joining the Crowd: SEC Adopts Final Crowdfunding Regulations - Part III - Intermediaries

On October 30, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted final rules in the form of Regulation Crowdfunding to implement the securities-based crowdfunding exemption in Section 4(a)(6) of the Securities Act...more

1/26/2016 - Crowdfunding FINRA Funding Portal Intermediaries JOBS Act Offerings Policies and Procedures Popular Registration Requirement Safe Harbors SEC Young Lawyers

Recent SEC Actions Highlight Adviser Responsibilities With Respect to Performance Advertising

In a series of recent administrative proceedings, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) has clarified its expectations regarding the use of performance data in investment adviser advertisements. Specifically,...more

1/7/2016 - Administrative Proceedings Advertising ALJ Data Use Policies Investment Adviser Marketing SEC

Joining the Crowd: SEC Adopts Final Crowdfunding Regulations ? Part II ? Issuers

On October 30, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted final rules, in the form of Regulation Crowdfunding, to implement the securities-based crowdfunding exemption contained in Section 4(a)(6) of the...more

11/19/2015 - Capital Raising Crowdfunding Disclosure Requirements JOBS Act Offering Statements SEC

Joining the Crowd: SEC Adopts Final Crowdfunding Regulations - Part I

On October 30, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted its long-anticipated Regulation Crowdfunding, as mandated by Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (“JOBS Act”). Regulation...more

11/11/2015 - Capital Raising Crowdfunding JOBS Act Offerings Popular SEC

SEC Fines Alternative Mutual Fund Adviser for Improper Handling of Fund Assets

On February 12, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) brought and settled charges against an investment adviser to several alternative mutual funds alleging, among other charges, failure to comply with the...more

2/23/2015 - Alternative Mutual Funds Custody Rule Enforcement Actions Investment Adviser SEC

SEC Finalizes Cross-Border Rule for Security-Based Swaps

On June 25, 2014, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted the first in a series of final rules and interpretive guidance related to U.S. regulation of cross-border security-based swap activities....more

7/2/2014 - CFTC Cross-Border Dodd-Frank Final Rules Major Swap Participants SEC Swaps

SEC Staff Addresses Third-Party Endorsements of Investment Advisers on Social Media Websites

On March 28, 2014, the Division of Investment Management of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) published an IM Guidance Update that removes a great deal of uncertainty regarding social media use by investment...more

4/30/2014 - Endorsements Investment Adviser Investment Advisers Act of 1940 SEC Social Media Third-Party Relationships

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