We want to make you aware of a new Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement initiative that impacts issuers of municipal bonds or other governmental securities or other persons obligated to provide secondary market disclosures under SEC Rule 15c2-12 (collectively, “Issuers”) and underwriters of such bonds or securities. The Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative (the “MCDC”) and its potential impact on Issuers are described in detail in the following client advisory.

MCDC Advisory -

In general terms, the MCDC provides Issuers and underwriters with the opportunity to self-report to the SEC any instances in the last five years where the Issuer has made a misstatement in an Official Statement about its compliance with previous continuing disclosure certificates or agreements (“CDUs”). The SEC is concerned that despite assurances of compliance made in Official Statements, issuers have not actually been making all of its required continuing disclosure filings. Further details are included in the attached client advisory.

Please see full Alert below for more Information.

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Topics:  Disclosure Requirements, Enforcement, Issuers, MCDC, Municipal Bonds, Municipal Securities Issuers, SEC, Secondary Markets

Published In: General Business Updates, Finance & Banking Updates, Securities Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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