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In the wake of reported security breaches at a number of significant financial institutions, cybersecurity is garnering more attention and concern than ever before — both within the financial services industry and among...more
FINRA recently issued a Report on Cybersecurity Practices (“Report”), growing out of its targeted examination of firms last year. To issue the Report, FINRA gave careful consideration to the needs of many broker-dealers for...more
Last month, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), a trade association representing the U.S. venture capital industry, released the results of its MoneyTree Report on venture funding for 2014. The report, which is...more
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) touted an expansive regulatory agenda at this year’s “SEC Speaks” conference, held February 20-21, 2015, in Washington, D.C. At this year’s Speaks, SEC representatives...more
CFTC Chairman Calls for Increased Funding and Discusses Priorities During Congressional Testimony -
Timothy Massad, Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, appeared before members of the House of...more
Welcome to the Q4 2014 issue of Orrick Technology IPO Insights, a quarterly publication highlighting trends in U.S. information technology company IPOs.
We isolate technology companies in order to analyze and present...more
On February 3, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) released a Risk Alert (the “2015 Risk Alert”) with summary observations from its recently...more
On February 3, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission released a Risk Alert addressing cybersecurity issues at brokerage and advisory firms, along with suggestions to investors on ways they can protect themselves...more
On February 3, the SEC released a set of publications – a Risk Alert and an Investor Bulletin – assessing the level of cybersecurity at broker-dealers and advisory firms and highlighting best practices that allow investors to...more
On February 3, the Securities and Exchange Commission and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority issued separate publications on cybersecurity risk. The SEC’s risk alert provides summary observations from the SEC’s Office of...more
On February 3, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) published a Risk Alert that contains observations based on examinations of more than 100 broker-dealers and investment advisers....more
As many of you know, last April the SEC issued the Cybersecurity Examination Initiative to assess the cybersecurity practices and preparedness of registered broker-dealers and investment advisers. The initiative arose from an...more
Industry Watchdogs Warn Brokers and Advisory Firms on Cybersecurity Threats -
Both the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority published observations of their review of...more
On February 3, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) staff released two publications: the results of an examination sweep of 57 registered broker-dealers and 49 registered investment advisers, and guidance...more
On February 3rd, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the Securities and Exchange Commission released a summary of its cybersecurity findings during sweep reviews in 2014. ...more
On February 3, 2015 the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) released its long-awaited Report on Cybersecurity Practices, a broad overview of the state of play in the cybersecurity arena for broker-dealers....more
This week the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) announced the results from a sweep of U.S. broker-dealers and investment advisers on cybersecurity. The...more
On February 3, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a Risk Alert prepared by its Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) that summarizes the results of a sweep of more than 100 broker-dealers...more
Editor’s Note -
CFTC Commissioner Giancarlo Proposes “Pro-Reform Reconsideration” of the Swaps Trading Rules. On January 29, CFTC Commissioner J. Christopher Giancarlo published a whitepaper titled “Pro-Reform...more
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Jan. 21, 2015 (Mimesis Law) -- Houman Shadab, professor at New York Law School, talks with Lee Pacchia about the concept of Bitcoin 2.0 and the types of opportunities the crypto-currency presents for law students.
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Now that enforcement agencies have determined that digital currencies are more than a passing fad, they are establishing more permanent efforts focused on the novel legal issues digital currencies present. The SEC’s formation...more
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