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SEC Charges Private Equity Firm with Pay-to-Play Violations

For the first time since passing Rule 206(4)-5, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged a Philadelphia-area private equity firm with violations of the pay-to-play rule. The case concerns contributions made...more

How Graphics Help the President Persuade and Can Help Attorneys Too

In this post, I show some examples from the State of the Union Address that might help attorneys improve their own use of charts and graphs in litigation. Visualizing and presenting data in an engaging, persuasive way is...more

Senate Passes House-Amended Insider Trading Legislation

On Thursday, March 22, the Senate cleared the House version of the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act (STOCK Act) by unanimous consent. The legislation will now head to the President’s desk to be signed into law. The...more

CalPERS’ Annus Horribilis: How Much Worse Will It Get?

The news keeps getting worse for the nation’s largest public pension fund – the California Public Employees Retirement System. On Saturday, Los Angeles Times reporter Marc Lifsher reported in this story that CalPERS has...more

Responding to a business need, or an excuse to change the Bribery Act?

Responding to a business need, or an excuse to change the Bribery Act? An announcement in January that the UK government will review the Bribery Act may indicate that No.10 intends to reverse the trend towards tackling...more

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