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Quarterly Municipal Regulatory Update

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Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Quarterly Municipal Regulatory Update. Below, we have summarized the most significant regulatory developments from the past quarter affecting municipal bond underwriters and Municipal...more

Bracewell LLP

SEC Revokes Firm Registration and Bars Municipal Advisor Following Court Sanctions

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On June 29, 2018 Judge Halil Suleyman Ozerden of the Southern District of Mississippi entered judgments against Malachi Financial Products, Inc., and its president and sole shareholder, Porter B. Bingham, for alleged...more

Bracewell LLP

SEC Charges Texas-Based Municipal Advisor with Fraud and Breach of Fiduciary Duty

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On May 9, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") announced it charged a registered municipal advisor (the "MA Firm") and its owner (the "MA Owner") with defrauding their client, a Texas school district, in...more

Hardin Compliance Consulting LLC

Securities Regulatory Update Summary - April 2018

Is the Fiduciary Rule Dead? The Department of Labor announced that it will not be enforcing the Fiduciary Rule “pending further review,” after the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the Fiduciary Rule and all related...more

Bracewell LLP

Municipal Advisor Firm and Principal Charged with Fraudulent Practices and Breach of Fiduciary Duty as SEC Continues Enforcement...

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The SEC charged registered municipal advisor Malachi Financial Products, Inc. and its principal Porter B. Bingham with violations of Sections 15B(a)(5) and 15B(c)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”) and...more

Burr & Forman

SEC & MSRB’s Pay-to-Play Rule: “Governing Games - Mocking, Part 2”

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This SRO gamesmanship is making a mockery of governing. The latest is the SEC’s position that it didn’t take any action on the new MSRB Rules extending pay-to-play prohibitions to municipal advisors, so it can’t be sued...more

Dentons

California State Treasurer Sets His Sights on Curbing Pay-to-Play in the Municipal Bond Arena

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While it’s easy for mainstream news outlets to get caught up in the mid-summer drama of Vice-Presidential selections, national political party conventions, and the geopolitical repercussions of Brexit, we here at Pay to Play...more

Burr & Forman

Municipal Conduct Rule G-42 Effective June 23

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The MSRB’s amended Rule G-42 becomes effective June 23, prescribing new conduct standards for municipal advisors and for the underwriters working with them. In advance of the effective date, the MSRB has published...more

Holland & Knight LLP

Joint Notice: MSRB and FINRA Increasing Scrutiny of Private Bank Placements

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Direct lending by banks has proliferated in the $3.7 trillion municipal bond market as states, local governments and non-profits find that they can borrow, in the form of direct loans, at interest rates comparable to those on...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

This Week In Securities Litigation (Week ending August 14, 2015)

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A second insider trading action was brought by the Commission against a senior banking official based on the same take-over for which he was previously charged — but a different securities trading account is at the center of...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

President Announces New Build America Initiatives; Introduces New Type of Municipal Bond

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President Obama recently announced the latest steps federal agencies are taking to better incorporate private sector capital and expertise in improving the nation’s infrastructure. The announcement comes six months after the...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

"MSRB Proposes Amendments Establishing Municipal Advisor Professional and Supervisory Qualification Requirements"

On November 19, 2014, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) announced that it submitted for approval by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed amendments to MSRB Rule G-3 to establish professional...more

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Three Observations From the SEC’s Settlements with Thirteen Municipal Dealers Over Below-Denomination Sales of Puerto Rico Bonds

On November 3, 2014, the SEC announced settlements with thirteen different registered municipal securities dealers in connection with sales of non-investment grade bonds issued by Puerto Rico in 2014. The settlements...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

"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

Burr & Forman

SEC Approves Supervision & Compliance Rule for Municipal Advisors

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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

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

"SEC Issues New FAQs on Municipal Advisor Rule"

On May 19, 2014, the SEC issued an updated set of FAQs on the rule defining and requiring municipal advisors to register with the SEC (the Rule). The updated FAQs provide clarification on several important issues for certain...more

Orrick - Structured Finance Group

SEC Updates FAQs Regarding the Municipal Advisor Registration Rules

On May 19, the SEC updated its Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Municipal Advisor Registration Rules to clarify when the proceeds of pension obligations bonds should be treated as “proceeds of municipal securities.” ...more

Hodgson Russ LLP

New SEC Municipal Advisor Registration Rules

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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

Goodwin

SEC Issues Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Municipal Advisor Registration Rules

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The SEC’s Office of Municipal Securities has released a list of frequently asked questions and answers (the “FAQ”) that presents its views regarding various aspects of the SEC’s municipal advisor registration rules (the...more

Goodwin

SEC Temporarily Stays Municipal Advisor Registration Rules

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The SEC has issued a temporary stay of its municipal advisor registration rules (the “Final Rules”). The stay means that the rules, which were to become effective on January 13, 2014, will not apply until July 1, 2014. ...more

Burr & Forman

MSRB Proposes Conduct Rules For Municipal Advisors

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On Thursday, January 9, the MSRB re-proposed new Rule G-42 promulgating standards of conduct for Municipal Advisors (“MA’s”) subject to the almost-newly-effective SEC MA Rule, 17 CFR § §240.15Ba1-1 to 15Ba1-8 (now delayed...more

Burr & Forman

SEC Municipal-Advisor Rules Effective July 1

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The SEC’s new Municipal-Advisor Rules, 17 CFR § § 240.15Ba1-1 to 15Ba1-8 were to become effective Monday, January 13, 2014 but that morning were delayed until July 1. SEC Rel. 34-71288. Adopted last September, SEC Rel....more

Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

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

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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

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