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FCPA Compliance Report-Episode 379, Steve Durham on $83MM SEC Whistleblower Award

by Thomas Fox on

In March the SEC made its biggest-ever whistleblower award. It gave one person more than $33 million and in the same case split nearly $50 million between two others. The previous high for an SEC award to a single...more

Regulators and Courts Clarify Virtual Currency Regulation, but Overall Framework Remains Murky

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

This update serves to cover virtual currency regulatory developments over the past two months in the U.S., U.K. and EU. This follows our previous virtual currency regulatory updates as part of Shearman & Sterling’s FinTech...more

Initial coin offerings: innovating in a changing market

by Allen & Overy LLP on

Allen & Overy was delighted to have the opportunity to lead a workshop on Initial Coin Offerings at the recent Innovate Finance Global Summit. We had such an engaged audience and covered so much ground that we wanted to share...more

Capital Markets & Public Companies Quarterly: SEC Issues Cybersecurity Guidance, BlackRock and Gender Diversity, and News from the...

by McDermott Will & Emery on

In a telling sign of current events, the SEC staff provided supplemental guidance related to the disclosure of cybersecurity risks and incidents, adding new commentary to its rules regarding disclosure and company controls....more

SEC Halts ICO Coin Offering Supposedly Tied to Visa, MasterCard

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Cryptocurrencies have been a focus of SEC Enforcement in recent months. The Chairman and senior staff members have repeatedly cautioned investors regarding the risks of these instruments while extolling market professional...more

Activist States Move Forward with Fiduciary Standards for Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers

by Dechert LLP on

Although the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) staff is currently drafting proposed rules relating to the standard of conduct for broker-dealers and investment advisers, several states have decided not to wait for...more

SEC Issues Guidance on Cybersecurity and its Interplay with Corporate Governance

by King & Spalding on

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently published interpretive guidance on public company cybersecurity disclosures, including publicly traded real estate investment trusts. While the new guidance confirms the...more

The SEC & SCOTUS Put Cyber Security Back on Top of the Compliance Priority List

by NAVEX Global on

A major American city’s computer network down for days as a result of a cyber-attack. Charges filed against nine Iranians and an Iranian company with attempting to hack into hundreds of universities, companies and even parts...more

Cybersecurity Enforcement and Regulation - 2017 In Review

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

Cyber attacks continue to be a pervasive and destructive threat to all institutions and the legal and regulatory landscape currently in place to address those threats continues be reshaped in an effort to address those...more

Who’s on First, What’s on Second – Who is Regulating ICOs, Cryptocurrencies and Exchange Platforms?

by Michael Volkov on

When new technologies appear on the scene, Washington regulation is sure to follow. The exact configuration can take years to sort out, especially when it comes to financial products, given the labyrinth of regulatory bodies...more

SEC Expands Guidance On Cybersecurity Risk Disclosures

by King & Spalding on

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) recently issued a statement and guidance to assist public companies in adequately disclosing cybersecurity risks and incidents. The new interpretive guidance, which became...more

Board Oversight of Cybersecurity

by WilmerHale on

Cybersecurity is one of the highest priority issues for public company executives and directors. This note shares our views—developed over our involvement in the aftermath of many cybersecurity events as well as counseling on...more

Don’t Overlook the SEC’s Cybersecurity Governance Guidance

In late February, the SEC approved what it labeled “Guidance on Public Company Cybersecurity Disclosures.” And, sure enough, about three-quarters of its 24 pages focus on the various categories and locations of cybersecurity...more

Blockchain Week in Review - February 2018

by Perkins Coie on

Below is a summary of some of the significant legal and regulatory actions that occurred over the past week. This alert is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all such developments, but rather a selection of...more

Bitcoin Takes A Hit As Cryptocurrency Advertising Faces Increased Scrutiny

Crypto is a Greek prefix meaning “secret” or “hidden.” Unless you live under a rock, or in one of several countries like Bolivia where buying and selling it is illegal, there is nothing secret or hidden about cryptocurrency....more

Congress and the Blockchain: The 2018 Joint Economic Report’s Discussion on Cryptocurrency

by Michael Volkov on

A few days ago, Congress released its 2018 Joint Economic Report. As many of you know, the Joint Economic Committee prepares this report as a national assessment of the country’s economic status. The report often assesses...more

Equifax Insider Trading Charges Highlight Importance of Tailored Policies and Controls

In what appears to be the first insider trading case stemming from insider knowledge of material nonpublic cyber-related information, the Securities and Exchange Commission brought civil charges against a former Equifax...more

Virtual Currencies, the Regulators and the Future

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Virtual currencies have risen from a little known tech curiosity to what some see as the next great investment opportunity in contrast to others who see little but fraud. An alphabet soup of regulators are struggling to apply...more

Blog: SEC Commissioner Jackson Sees Cyber Threat As A Corporate Governance Issue

by Cooley LLP on

In remarks on Thursday of last week to the Tulane Corporate Law Institute, SEC Commissioner Robert Jackson discussed what he termed to be “the most pressing issue in corporate governance today: the rising cyber threat.” ...more

The Race For Cyber Security: An Invitation to Join With the SEC

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

There is no doubt that technology presents any number of new opportunities for firms and individuals and that it is transforming the market place for goods and services at an increasingly rapid rate. Computer systems, the...more

New Guidance From SEC, New York’s DFS

Hoping to help covered entities, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released an update on cybersecurity while New York’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) published guidance for licensed virtual currency...more

Blockchain in Energy – Where Do We Stand? Where Do We Go From Here?

For all the publicity generated by the recent increase in value of Bitcoin, as well as the generally increasing awareness of the existence of blockchain technology, the recent Blockchain in Energy Forum 2018 held in New York...more

Alert: SEC Issues New Guidance on Cybersecurity Disclosure and Policies

by Cooley LLP on

In February, the SEC announced that it had adopted long-awaited new guidance on cybersecurity disclosure. While the new guidance builds on Corp Fin's 2011 guidance on this topic, it carries more weight because it bears the...more

SEC Releases Interpretative Guidance on Cybersecurity Disclosures

On February 13, 2018, SEC Commissioner Kara Stein discussed the significance of cybersecurity in a speech at Stanford University. Stein argued in her speech that cybersecurity is one of the biggest challenges facing our...more

Blockchain And Cryptocurrency: Recent Legal And Regulatory Developments

by Cole Schotz on

The first two weeks in March 2018 have seen a number of developments with respect to the regulation of cryptocurrencies in the United States. Regulation of Online Cryptocurrency Trading Platforms- On March 7, 2018, the...more

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