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Deputy Attorney General Announces Comprehensive Review of DOJ Corporate Enforcement Policies

Key Points: - DOJ is reviewing and reevaluating numerous corporate enforcement policies, including the “Yates Memo,” the FCPA Pilot Program, and policies on corporate monitors. - Policies will be codified in official...more

Divided Second Circuit Broadens Personal Benefit Test for Insider Trading Liability

The court’s Martoma decision reinvigorates the US government’s ability to prosecute insider trading cases. Key Points: - The majority opinion overrules recent case law requiring that an insider have a meaningfully close...more

What Do the SEC’s Recent Bitcoin Disapproval Orders Really Mean for Investors?

Regulators responded to a narrow question about trading bitcoin-based securities, with orders that should not limit innovation in bitcoin technologies. On March 10, 2017, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)...more

CFTC Releases New Enforcement Cooperation Guidelines

The agency’s updated advisory for companies and first-ever guidance for individuals shed additional light on its approach for recognizing cooperation. On January 19, 2017, the Division of Enforcement (Division) of the...more

CFTC Proposes New Enforcement Authority and Other Amendments in Its Whistleblower Program

Mirroring existing SEC authority, the CFTC’s proposal would allow it to impose sanctions for retaliation against whistleblowers. On August 30, 2016, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) published proposed...more

CFTC Brings Significant Enforcement Action Against Online Cryptocurrency Exchange

The action reflects the CFTC’s expanded jurisdiction and provides further clarity on what constitutes “actual delivery” in cryptocurrency trading. On June 2, 2016, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)...more

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