FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 29-Interview with the FCPA Professor-Part 1
Spitzer "Disappointed" in Wall Street's Regulators
Weekly Brief: Courthouse Violence on the Rise
Should Wall Street Fear Mary Jo White?
The SEC has been thinking harder before waiving automatic disqualifications that the federal securities laws and regulations impose on so-called "bad actors."
Without such waivers, companies may be barred from, among...more
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) unanimously approved a proposal (Proposal) to modernize the reporting of information provided by registered investment companies (funds). Guided by the recent...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies (Committee) met on June 3 to discuss various topics including (1) SEC rules with respect to intrastate crowdfunding; (2) the...more
In a letter dated June 2, 2015, Senator Elizabeth Warren described several “promises” that Mary Jo White, chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, had allegedly broken. Senator Warren focused on (1) the SEC’s failure...more
This week Senator Elizabeth Warren forwarded a 13 page letter to SEC Chair White regarding her performance in office. The letter highlighted what it calls a “significant gap” between the promises of Ms. White at the time she...more
The SEC has been busy this past month (as always). SEC Chair May Jo White shared that the SEC is less than thrilled with reports that some companies are trying to restrict employees from receiving whistleblower awards. As you...more
Senator Elizabeth Warren recently released a letter to SEC Chair Mary Jo White, complaining that her leadership of the SEC over the past two years has been “extremely disappointing.” The Senator opined that the nation’s...more
Today, two former SEC Chairs and one former Commissioner delivered a letter to SEC Chair Mary Jo White politely berating (well, maybe not so politely) her failure to take action on the 2011 rulemaking petition to require...more
Proposals would impose new disclosure requirements designed to enhance the SEC’s ability to monitor the industry.
On May 20, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) unanimously approved proposals intended to...more
The SEC Chair discusses the whistleblower program’s achievements and importance and how the agency will fight to ensure that whistleblowers continue to be heard....more
In the wake of a series of law suits challenging the discretion of the SEC to bring actions as administrative proceedings and questioning of Chair White last week at a Senate Subcommittee budget hearing on the topic, the...more
Microcap fraud, misappropriation by investment advisers and offering fraud cases were the focus of SEC enforcement this week. The Commission filed a microcap fraud action centered on blank check companies involving ten...more
Chair White, addressing the Investor Advisory Committee, provided an update on SEC rulemaking. Chair White identified the following initiatives...more
The SEC is stepping lively to preserve a role in formulating any additional requirements for money managers—such as mutual funds and investment advisers—to limit perceived risks to the financial system.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Mary Jo White explained and defended the SEC’s policy for granting so-called “WKSI waivers” in a speech she made at the Corporate Counsel Institute on March 12, 2015. ...more
In testimony before the House Committee on Financial Services on March 24, 2015, SEC Chair Mary Jo White said that she supports a uniform fiduciary standard of conduct for broker-dealers and investment advisers that provide...more
In testimony today, Chair White provided a brief update on various rulemaking initiatives. She noted that, in connection with the Dodd-Frank Act mandates, the Division of Corporation Finance continues to work to implement...more
OSC Investor Advisory Panel annual report.
The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) Investor Advisory Panel submitted its 2013-14 annual report. The report summarizes the Panel’s current activities and priorities as well...more
On March 12, 2015, SEC Chair Mary Jo White gave a speech at the Corporate Counsel Institute at Georgetown University that shed light on disqualifications, exemptions, and waivers under the federal securities laws. Most...more
Today, SEC Chair Mary Jo White spoke at Tulane’s Corporate Law Institute, sharing her observations on the current state of shareholder activism, the shareholder proposal process and fee-shifting bylaws. ...more
In remarks at a conference attended by M&A professionals, SEC Chair White gave her views on fee shifting bylaws. Currently the SEC staff is focused on making sure the disclosures in company filings about its fee shifting...more
SEC Chair Mary Jo White said Tuesday that the SEC needs to move forward on a uniform fiduciary standard for the financial industry, including brokers. Addressing the annual meeting of the Securities Industry and Financial...more
One key debate regarding current SEC enforcement policy centers on the application of the so-called “bad actor” provisions. Previously the Commissioners split over the nature, use and application of those provisions. ...more
The SEC filed one new action this week – an administrative proceeding involving the principal of an investment adviser and undisclosed conflicts of interest. The Commission also amended a complaint in an insider trading...more
With Chair Mary Jo White in her second year at the helm, the Securities and Exchange Commission showcased its efforts, improvements, and enforcement successes at this year’s SEC Speaks Conference. The Commission highlighted...more
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