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April 11 (Bloomberg Law) -- Mike Konczal, fellow at the Roosevelt Institute and contributor to Bloomberg View, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about how the implementation of the financial reform laws in Dodd-Frank...more
The California Public Employees’ Retirement System began lending securities in the early 1980s. Since the early 1990s, CalPERS has used the Master Securities Loan Agreement (MSLA) originally developed by the former Bond...more
California Ranked No. 1!
The staff at the Securities and Exchange Commission recently released the 2012 Annual Report on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program. It turns out that California leads the other states in...more
Statutes of limitations exist for good reason: Over time, evidence can be corrupted or disappear, memories fade, and companies dispose of records. Moreover, people want to get on with their lives and not have legal battles...more
On October 10, 2012, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and three industry groups filed suit against the Securities and Exchange Commission in federal court in Washington, D.C., seeking to overturn the recently-promulgated SEC rule...more
Republican state Attorneys General from Oklahoma, South Carolina and Michigan have now joined the lawsuit that was filed this past June in federal court in Washington, D.C. challenging the constitutionality of Dodd-Frank....more
On July 13, 2012, two defendants in an SEC enforcement action moved to dismiss the SEC's complaint, in part on the grounds that Section 304 of SOX was unconstitutional as applied to them. According to the complaint, the SEC...more
For nearly two years, swap market participants have wanted to know how the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) would interpret the extraterritorial reach of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection...more
Supreme Court says “no” to Bulldog
In March, I wrote that the Bulldog group of funds had asked the United States Supreme Court to determine the constitutionality of Massachusetts’ ban on general solicitations in...more
Last month the Securities and Exchange Commission announced the formation of a new Investment Advisory Committee. Section 911 of the Dodd-Frank Act created the committee to advise the SEC on:
Recently, I wrote about a bill, SB 1208 (Leno), that would require disclosure of total compensation information with respect to each of a corporation’s five most highly compensated retirees. This requirement would be imposed...more
Federal and state securities laws are premised on the belief that the government can constitutionally prohibit or limit speech in connection with the offer or sale of securities. At least one issuer has aggressively...more
The Massachusetts Uniform Securities Act prohibits general solicitation and advertising by anyone offering unregistered securities, ostensibly for the purpose of furthering state and federal disclosure schemes. Yet this ban...more
In a unanimous judgment, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the proposed federal Securities Act is unconstitutional. The federal government had referred the proposed legislation to the Supreme Court for an advisory...more
As protestors across America condemn Wall Street for its greed and corruption, the Supreme Court has an opportunity to examine a ruling that holds some of Wall Street's biggest regulators immune from suit. In 2006, the...more
A decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) on September 22, 2011, lays to rest the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s finding that a hedge fund manager, Bulldog Investors General Partnership (“Bulldog”), and...more
On May 30, 2005, Charles E. Rounds, Jr. published the attached article: "The Fiction of Social Security Bonds." On July 12, 2011, President Obama said he could not guarantee that retirees would receive their Social Security...more
In April, I wrote in this post about SB 861 (Corbett), a California bill intended to put some teeth in the Dodd-Frank Act’s mandate (Section 1502) that the Securities and Exchange Commission adopt disclosure and reporting...more
The competitiveness of capital markets in the United States and the impact of regulations on capital raising activities by emerging companies have been put in the spotlight again by recent correspondence between Congressman...more
On September 29, 2010, the Business Roundtable and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce challenged the legality of the proxy access rules recently adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The petition argues that...more
On June 28, 2010, the United States Supreme Court issued a long-awaited decision concerning the validity of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX). The decision largely left SOX undisturbed. However, the ruling in Free...more
In a case that could have far-reaching effects on every single public company’s auditing and accounting practices—or, even more broadly, on the shape of present and future federal regulatory schemes—the Supreme Court heard...more
Passed with scant deliberation amid a stock market panic, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 vastly expanded the federal government's role in regulating corporate governance and the accounting industry. As part of that effort,...more
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