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This Week In Securities Litigation

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Budget hearings were a focus this week as the Chair of the SEC and Chairman of the CFTC visited Capitol Hill. Both sought substantial increases, requesting more money for technology, inspections and enforcement. While the...more

Another Round of Favorable SEC Settlements, But Only for Underwriters that Self-Reported

The SEC has rolled out its second wave of enforcement actions against 22 municipal underwriting firms for alleged securities violations in municipal bond offerings in connection with its Municipalities Continuing Disclosure...more

SEC Announces Second Wave of MCDC Enforcement Actions

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) this week announced enforcement actions under its Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation (MCDC) Initiative, targeting 22 municipal bond underwriting firms for alleged due...more

One Size Does Not Fit All: Written Disclosure Policies in a Time of Increased SEC Enforcement

by Cozen O'Connor on

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continues to increase its enforcement efforts in the municipal bond market by focusing on the sufficiency and timeliness of disclosure in initial municipal securities...more

FINRA Fines UBS for Muni-Interest Reporting Errors

by Burr & Forman on

The Financial Institutions Regulatory Authority fined a UBS unit $750,000 for mistakenly reporting customers’ municipal-bond-account interest was tax-exempt, when the firm’s handling of the trades made it taxable instead....more

FINRA Warns on Muni Shorts & Fails: Substitute Interest is Taxable

by Burr & Forman on

FINRA issued its late-July Regulatory Notice 15-27 warning brokerage firms that inadvertent short positions or fail-to-delivers in municipal securities trading can create situations where the member-firm pays a customer...more

SEC Introduces “Control Person” Liability as Enforcement Action Weapon in Claim Against Municipal Officer for Misleading Bond...

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently settled the first securities fraud charges brought against a municipal official alleging “control person” status under the federal securities laws. The SEC’s settlement...more

"SEC Approves MSRB's First Dedicated Rule for Municipal Advisors"

On October 23, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) Proposed Rule G-44, the MSRB's first dedicated rule for municipal advisors, with conforming changes to...more

SEC Approves Supervision & Compliance Rule for Municipal Advisors

by Burr & Forman on

The SEC last week approved new MSRB Rule G-44 implementing supervision and compliance requirements for municipal advisors. The MSRB touted the Rule as “its first dedicated rule for municipal advisors” under the Dodd-Frank...more

The SEC's MCDC Initiative: Where To Go From Here

by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP on

Issuers, underwriters and advisors in the municipal bond marketplace are facing unprecedented challenges from federal regulators in connection with both the issuance of bonds and ongoing post-issuance compliance. These...more

New SEC Initiative Offers Municipal Issuers and Underwriters an Exit Strategy for Continuing Disclosure Violations

by Miller Canfield on

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Enforcement Division recently announced a program intended to resolve violations of federal securities laws regarding continuing disclosures in bond offering documents. The program,...more

MSRB Reworks Fair-Dealing Rules For Municipal Securities Dealers

by Burr & Forman on

Effective July 5, 2014, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (“MSRB”) implements a consolidation and re-write of its prior fail-dealing Rules and Guidance for municipal securities dealers. On March 7, the SEC...more

New SEC Municipal Advisor Registration Rules

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

SEC delays implementation of certain new Municipal Advisor Rules until July 1, 2014 - Section 975 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank Act”) amended Section 15B of the...more

SEC Delays Effective Date of Municipal Advisor Final Rules and Answers Frequently Asked Questions

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

On September 13, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") adopted final rules for Municipal Advisor registration. The final rules are intended to implement certain provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform...more

FDIC Releases Videos Designed to Provide Information to Bank Directors, Officers and Employees Regarding Municipal Securities, the...

by Goodwin on

The FDIC released four new videos (the “Videos,” and each a “Video”) designed to provide technical assistance to directors, officers and employees of depository institutions that are FDIC insured. The Videos are available on...more

Two More Municipal Fraud Cases From the SEC

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

July 2013 was a big month for the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") in its quest to increase enforcement in the municipal market. On July 19, 2013, the SEC charged the City of Miami, Florida ("Miami"), and its...more

You Don’t Have to Pay for a Post Issuance Compliance Policy…But Have You Adopted One Yet?

by K&L Gates LLP on

A number of municipal entities have been receiving a solicitation to purchase a post-issuance debt policy and procedure manual. The advertisement suggests that having such a policy is required by the Internal Revenue Service...more

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