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SEC Charges KKR With Misallocating Broken Deal Expenses

Everyone knew the SEC would pursue a marquee-name private equity sponsor for misallocating expenses. It finally happened, with KKR settling charges for misallocating “broken deal” expenses. Charges against others are likely to…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

CFPB Publishes Over 7,700 Consumer Complaint Narratives About Financial Companies

The CFPB has gone live with an enhanced customer complaint data base. It now includes over 7,700 consumer descriptions of alleged problems they are facing with financial companies concerning mortgages, bank accounts, credit…more
| Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Real Estate - Residential

SEC Meeting to Consider Compensation Clawback Proposal

The SEC has announced an open meeting to consider clawback of executive compensation under Section 954 of the Dodd-Frank Act to be held on July 1, 2015. According to the notice of the meeting, the SEC will consider whether to…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Securities Law

CFPB Proposes to Extend Know Before You Owe Rule Compliance to October

On June 24 the CFPB published its proposed rule for extending the effective date for implementation of the Know Before You Owe Rule to October 3, 2015. The public has until July 7..…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

SEC Publishes 11 Regulation A+ CD&Is

The SEC has published 11 Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations related to Regulation A+ — numbered 182.01 through 182.11 under Securities Act Rules. Highlights are: - Twitter is allowed for testing the waters! …more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

First Regulation A+ Offering Document Appears on EDGAR

Perhaps the first Regulation A+ offering document has appeared on EDGAR. According to the documents it is a Tier 2 offering for up to $50,000,000. The offering circular states the offering commenced on June 19, 2015. The…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law

SEC Exams to Focus on Sales of Retirement Products

The SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, or OCIE, has launched a multi-year Retirement-Targeted Industry Reviews and Examinations (ReTIRE) Initiative. OCIE is focusing on retirement-based savings in…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

SEC Provides Guidance on Definition of “Spouse” and “Marriage”

The SEC has provided guidance on the definition of “spouse” and “marriage” in the wake of United States v Windsor. That case held Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional. As a result the SEC will…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Securities Law

Gallagher: SEC Should Not Alienate Chief Compliance Officers

Outgoing SEC Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher explained his dissenting votes in two SEC enforcement actions against Chief Compliance Officers. Mr. Gallagher explained that in both instances, the Commission’s order states that…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

CFPB Plans Delay of Know Before You Owe Rule

Residential mortgage originators struggling to meet the August 1, 2015 implementation date for the new Truth-in-Lending RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule received a reprieve yesterday. CFPB Director Richard Cordray issued…more
| Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

MSRB Provides Guidance on Developing Supervision and Compliance Programs for Municipal Advisors

Rule G-44 of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, or MSRB, became effective on April 23, 2015. That Rule establishes the supervisory and compliance obligations of municipal advisors. The MSRB has provided an…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

SEC Says Fantasy Stock Trading Violates Securities Laws; Charges Others for Selling Illegal Security-Based Swaps

The SEC issued an Investor Alert which says fantasy stock trading for small amounts of money can violate provisions of securities laws implemented by the Dodd-Frank Act. I bet the Congressional drafters of these provisions who…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

SEC Denies Montana’s Request to Stay Regulation A+

Montana and Massachusetts previously filed suit to challenge Regulation A+ adopted by the SEC under the JOBS Act. On June 5, 2015, Montana requested that the Commission stay the effective date of the amendments to Regulation A+…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

SEC Has No Plans to Change the Way Administrative Judges Are Appointed (For Now)

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, entered a preliminary injunction preventing the SEC from conducting an administrative proceeding in an insider trading matter. In the Hill…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Securities Law

SEC to Appeal Preliminary Injunction Blocking Administrative Proceeding

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, entered a preliminary injunction preventing the SEC from conducting an administrative proceeding in an insider trading matter. The Court…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Securities Law
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