Sarah Wolff

Sarah Wolff

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Cybersecurity Oversight: What is a Board of Directors to Do?

Cybersecurity and the risks of data breaches figured prominently at the 35th Annual Ray Garrett Corporate and Securities Law Institute held April 30, 2015, at Northwestern Law School in Chicago. Participating in a panel...more

5/19/2015 - Board of Directors Compliance Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Directors Popular Publicly-Traded Companies Risk Assessment Risk Management SEC

Supreme Court Reaffirms Basic v. Levinson Presumption of Reliance - Affirms Defendant’s Right to Rebut that Presumption at the...

On June 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its much-anticipated decision in Halliburton Co., et al. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., No. 13-317 (2014). The Court vacated and remanded the decision of the...more

6/24/2014 - Basic v Levinson Class Action Class Certification Fraud Fraud-on-the-Market Halliburton Halliburton v Erica P. John Fund SCOTUS Securities Litigation

The SEC Drops Another Shoe: The OCIE Cybersecurity Initiative

On April 14, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) issued a Cybersecurity Initiative Risk Alert (“Risk Alert”), further highlighting the importance being...more

4/24/2014 - Cybersecurity Enforcement Actions Investigations OICE SEC

The SEC Cybersecurity Roundtable: Indicator of Things to Come?

Starting with the Securities and Exchange Commission's January 2014 announcement that cybersecurity is a priority in its National Examination Program, SEC Chair Mary Jo White and others at the SEC have continued to stress the...more

4/8/2014 - Cybersecurity Mary Jo White SEC

CFTC Takes an Aggressive Enforcement Tack – Commissioner Criticizes Omnibus Order of Investigation (Including Subpoenas) Approved...

Last week, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commissioner Scott O'Malia, sharply criticized a potentially significant expansion of the CFTC Enforcement Division’s investigatory powers. In an unusual "dissenting...more

8/23/2013 - CFTC Enforcement Investigations Subpoenas

Plausible Allegations – Not Proof – Of Materiality All That’s Required For Class Certification in Securities Fraud Suits, Says...

In its ruling on February 27, in Amgen, Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans & Trust Funds (No. 11-1085), the first of several highly anticipated class action decisions that impact securities class action litigation going...more

3/1/2013 - Amgen Amgen Inc. v Connecticut Retirement Plans Class Action Class Certification Fraud Fraud-on-the-Market Materiality Rebuttable Presumptions SCOTUS Securities Fraud

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