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This Week In Securities Litigation

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Supreme Court handed down its decision in Digital Realty Trust this week, rejecting the SEC’s interpretation of the anti-retaliation provisions of Dodd-Frank. Specifically, the Court construed the provisions in accord...more

Supreme Court Rules on Whistleblower Protection Case: Don’t Lose Focus on What Really Drives External Reporting

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In an expected ruling, the Supreme Court held that Dodd-Frank’s anti-retaliation provision does not extend to an individual who has not reported a violation of the securities laws to the SEC. The court signaled this outcome...more

Dodd-Frank Whistleblowers Must Have Reported to SEC

by Burr & Forman on

In a triumph of positive statutory law over Chevron deference to the administrative state, the unanimous Supreme Court held this week that Dodd-Frank whistleblower protections require SEC reporting, because the statute...more

Whistleblowers Now Actually Have to Report to The SEC For Dodd-Frank Protection

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

On February 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that provisions of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that protect whistleblowers from being fired, demoted, or harassed by their employers...more

SEC Updates Guidance on Public Companies’ Disclosure of Cyber-Attacks

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) updated guidance to public companies this week on how and when they are to disclose cybersecurity risks and breaches. The SEC suggests that public companies should disclose...more

SEC Guidelines on Public Company Cybersecurity Disclosures

by Lane Powell PC on

On February 21, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published interpretive guidance concerning cybersecurity disclosures for public companies. The new guidance reinforces companies’ existing obligations to disclose...more

Supreme Court Ruling Narrows Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Definition

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

In 2010, as part of the sweeping regulatory reforms of the Dodd-Frank Act, which was passed in the wake of the 2008 financial meltdown, Congress expanded whistleblower protections provided to employees who report SEC...more

US Supreme Court Ruling Tightens The Reins On Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Retaliation Claims

by Carlton Fields on

The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to prospective whistleblowers in Digital Realty Trust Inc. v. Somers (February 21, 2018), making it more difficult to bring a retaliation claim under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and...more

Whistle? Supreme Court Narrows Whistleblower Protection for Reporting SEC Violations

If you report a suspected SEC violation to your company, but not to the SEC, are you a protected whistleblower? Not according to the Supreme Court’s decision resolving a circuit split on who is entitled to Dodd-Frank’s...more

SEC Extends Deadline for Fund Compliance With Classification-Related Elements of Liquidity Risk Management Rule

This week, the SEC adopted an interim rule (the Interim Rule) delaying by six months the compliance dates for classification-related aspects of Liquidity Risk Management Program requirements pursuant to Rule 22e-4 (the Rule)...more

Issuers of Tokens Beware: Class Action Lawsuits Are Coming

by Polsinelli on

Initial Coin Offerings, or ICOs, were an extremely popular way of raising capital in exchange for crypto tokens in 2017 and have led to class action litigation in 2017 and 2018. While ICOs have been around since 2013, they...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The Chinese government has seized control of Anbang Insurance Group, the formerly staid insurance conglomerate with a murky leadership structure that in recent years has amassed billions in debt through a global acquisition...more

Supreme Court Narrows Dodd-Frank Definition of Whistleblower

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On February 21, 2018, the Supreme Court held that to sue under the anti-retaliation provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”), a person must first report a violation of...more

SEC Releases Guidance on Public Company Cybersecurity Disclosures

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On February 21, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission approved the release of Interpretive Guidance relating to public company disclosures of cybersecurity risks and incidents. ...more

Did The SEC Violate The APA In Publishing Its Statement And Guidance on Cybersecurity Disclosures?

by Allen Matkins on

The federal Administrative Procedure Act is both straightforward and general. It defines a "rule" as "the whole or a part of an agency statement of general or particular applicability and future effect designed to implement,...more

SEC Announces Self-Reporting Initiative On Investment Adviser Share Class Selection

On February 12, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Enforcement Division announced a new initiative in its continued effort to seek reimbursement for clients of fee-based investment advisers which failed...more

SEC Staff Grants a Closed-End Fund No-Action Relief Under Rule 486(b) Covering Securities Other Than Common Stock

by Dechert LLP on

The staff of the Division of Investment Management (Staff) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) on February 14, 2018 issued a no-action letter (Letter) that would specifically permit the...more

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Updates Cybersecurity Disclosure Guidance - Agency Continues to Prioritize Cybersecurity...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released, on Feb. 21, 2018, updated guidance regarding public company cybersecurity disclosures. The guidance updates the Commission's 2011 non-binding guidance and...more

Supreme Court Clarifies Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Provision

by Dechert LLP on

In a decision with substantial implications for Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC" or "Commission") enforcement, on February 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously narrowed the scope of anti-retaliation...more

If You Didn’t Report, You Can’t Retort: Supreme Court Limits Dodd-Frank Remedy to External Whistleblowers

by Zuckerman Spaeder LLP on

Tell the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). That’s the message the United States Supreme Court sent to whistleblowers with its decision yesterday in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers....more

Supreme Court Narrowly Interprets “Whistleblower” under Dodd-Frank, Foreclosing Protections for Those Who Fail to Report Issues to...

The Supreme Court has resolved a circuit split on whether Dodd-Frank’s whistleblower protections apply only to employees who report their concerns to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). On Wednesday, in Digital...more

SEC Updated Guidance on Cyber Disclosure by Publicly Traded Companies in a Digitally-Connected World

by White and Williams LLP on

...The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) Wednesday announced updated cybersecurity guidance for public companies. This guidance reinforces the Division of Corporation Finance guidance issued in October...more

Limiting the Scope of Anti-Retaliation Measures: The Supreme Court Narrows the Definition of the term “Whistleblower” Under the...

by Snell & Wilmer on

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court stated the “Dodd-Frank’s text and purpose leave no doubt” about who the term “whistleblower” applies to, holding that whistleblower protection in the Dodd-Frank Act only covers...more

2018 OCIE Examination Priorities Announced

Recently, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE” or “Examiners”) announced its annual examination priorities, highlighting areas of focus for its investigative and regulatory efforts this year. The...more

U.S. Supreme Court Narrows Dodd-Frank Act Whistleblower Protections

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The anti-retaliation provision of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 protects only employees who complain directly to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.S. Supreme Court has...more

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