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FINRA Issues Guidance Notice on Confidentiality Provisions in Settlement Agreements and the Arbitration Discovery Process

In Regulatory Notice 14-40, FINRA reminds members that it is a violation of FINRA Rule 2010 (Standards of Commercial Honor and Principles of Trade) to incorporate into a settlement agreement a confidentiality provision...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume IX, Issue 45

In this issue: - Proxy Advisory Firms Release Policy Updates for 2015 - CBOE Makes Enhancements to Its Market-Maker Trade Notification System - OTC Derivatives Regulators Group Issues Report to G20...more

CFTC Proposes Amendments to Recordkeeping Rules

Proposed changes would provide permanent relief from compliance with certain recordkeeping requirements and narrow the types of records that must be identifiable by transaction. The December 2012 amendments to...more

Delaware Supreme Court Permits Stockholders to Overcome Corporation’s Attorney-Client Privilege for “Good Cause”

On July 23, 2014, the Delaware Supreme Court in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Indiana Elec. Workers Pension Trust Fund IBEW held that plaintiff stockholders, who make a showing of good cause, can inspect documents concerning a...more

Ralph Ferrara Discusses Private Securities Litigation at PLI [Video]

Ralph Ferrara speaking at the Practising Law Institute’s 45th Annual Securities Regulation Institute. Ralph is part of a panel addressing the topic of Private Securities Litigation, including: * Key considerations in...more

FINRA Revises Definition of Public Arbitrator and Proposes Changes to Discovery Guide Concerning Electronic Documents

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), which provides the arbitration forum for resolving disputes between securities firms and customers, recently announced changes to the arbitrator selection process and...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - March 30, 2012

In this issue; - CFTC Approves Final Rule on Customer Clearing Documentation, Timing of Acceptance for Clearing, and Clearing Member Risk Management - Third Circuit Court of Appeals Limits Electronic Discovery Costs...more

Responding to Comprehensive Financial Fraud Enforcement Efforts

When the President of the United States highlights an enforcement initiative in the State of the Union Address, as he did on January 24, 2012, it likely is a strong indication of things to come. And action was swift....more

The Legal Counselor - May 31, 2011

In this issue: Bloodshed in Libya Prompts U.S. Sanctions; Chinese Based Reverse Mergers Attract Scrutiny; New Developments in Electronic Discovery; Qatar: Safe Haven for Investors During Mideast Turmoil; Understanding...more

Kerviel and the Société Générale trading case: some thoughts about governance, risk, compliance … and the banking world

6 October 2010 –Former Société Générale trader Jérome Kerviel was found guilty of breach of trust, computer abuse and forgery by a Paris court on Tuesday for his role in a trading scandal that cost the bank close to €5bn...more

The Société Générale/Jérôme Kerviel trial: issues of e-discovery and forensics plus governance, risk and compliance [UPDATED]

Reported by: Darius Champion, special correspondent to Project Counsel and Gregory P. Bufithis, founder and chairman of Project Counsel 23 June 2010 — We have had the good fortune these last two weeks to be following the...more

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