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Securities Lawyer 101

Securities Lawyer 101

Covers securities enforcement, securities law and going public matters. By Hamilton & Associates.

https://www.securitieslawyer101.com/blog/
  • Jan 1

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101
    Going Public Lawyer  Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Going public is a big step for any company.  The process of “going public” is complex and at times precarious.  While going public offers many benefits it also comes…
  • Jan 1

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101
      Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Going public is a big step for any company.  The process of “going public” is complex and at times precarious.  While going public offers many benefits it also comes with risks and…
  • Jan 23

    SEC Final Judgment Entered Against Graduate Leverage

    SEC Final Judgment Entered Against Graduate Leverage
    Going Public LawyerOn December 23, 2016, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts entered final judgments against Graduate Leverage, LLC, GL Capital Partners, LLC, GL Investment Services, LLC, Taft Financial…
Rank this Week: 2876

Classified: The Class Action Blog

Classified: The Class Action Blog

A blog focused on the latest class action developments and trends by the attorneys of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 2248

Investment Fraud Information

Investment Fraud Information

By Andrew Stoltmann.

http://www.investmentfraudtimes.com/securities-fraud-attorneys/
  • Feb 23

    How To Sue Invest Financial Corp For Mutual Fund Sales Charge Discrepancie

    How To Sue Invest Financial Corp For Mutual Fund Sales Charge Discrepancie
    Recently, Invest Financial Corp entered into a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). FINRA accused Invest of disadvantaging certain retirement plan and charitable organization…
  • Feb 23

    Sean Logue; Hennion & Walsh; Parsippany, New Jersey

    Sean Logue; Hennion & Walsh; Parsippany, New Jersey
    Stoltmann Law Offices is investigating Sean Logue, who is registered with Hennion & Walsh in Parsippany, New Jersey. Logue is accused of recommending unsuitable investments in municipal debt products, and recommending unsuitable…
  • Feb 23

    Joel Kassewitz; Wells Fargo; Coral Gables, Florida

    Joel Kassewitz; Wells Fargo; Coral Gables, Florida
    The attorneys of Stoltmann Law Offices are interested in hearing from those investors who may have invested with Joel Kassewitz, a former Wells Fargo advisor in Coral Gables, Florida. Mr. Kassewitz was accused of recommending unsuitable oil…
Rank this Week: 2291

Securities Litigation and…

Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog

Covers SEC investigations, insider trading, derivative actions, white collar defense, and whistleblowers. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/securities-litigation/
Rank this Week: 725

The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

Covers securities fraud cases, investment fraud practices and securities industry regulations.

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • Feb 23

    Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments Fined $3.4 Million

    Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments Fined $3.4 Million
    Financial Advisor Gopi Vungarala sells $190 million in non-traded REITs and BDCs to Native American Tribe According to FINRA, Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments will pay close to $3.4 million in restitution to a Native American tribe. The…
  • Feb 22

    AARP Reports Common Traits of Investment Fraud Target

    AARP Reports Common Traits of Investment Fraud Target
    AARP Fraud Watch Network Campaign Survey Identifies Investment Fraud Targets According to a recent AARP survey, investment fraud targets typically exhibit an unusually high degree of confidence in unregulated investments. They also tend to…
  • Feb 21

    FINRA Awards $9 Million to Puerto Rican Municipal Bond Investor

    FINRA Awards $9 Million to Puerto Rican Municipal Bond Investor
    Concerned about investment losses in Puerto Rican municipal bonds? Have you suffered losses investing in Puerto Rican municipal bonds? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses by filing a FINRA arbitration claim…
Rank this Week: 102

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    Some proxy access proposals meet with success, while others fail

    Some proxy access proposals meet with success, while others fail
    By Jacquelyn LumbJohn Chevedden was successful in gaining inclusion in multiple companies’ proxy materials of his proposal asking the boards to take the necessary steps to allow up to 50 shareholders to aggregate their shares for the…
  • Feb 22

    Supremes won't hear petition on ‘same price’ test to rebut reliance presumption

    Supremes won't hear petition on ‘same price’ test to rebut reliance presumption
    By Rodney F. Tonkovic, J.D.The Supreme Court has denied certiorari for a petition asking that it clarify the proper way to rebut the presumption of reliance. The petition maintained that the proper way to rebut the presumption of reliance is…
  • Feb 21

    Promissory notes with repayment option were not securitie

    Promissory notes with repayment option were not securitie
    By John M. Jascob, J.D., LL.M.Promissory notes issued to a single investor in connection with a real estate development scheme did not constitute securities under the California Corporate Securities Law. The California Court of Appeal found…
Rank this Week: 888

Canadian Securities Law Online

Canadian Securities Law Online

Covers Canadian securities law topics, including disclosures, corporate governance, mergers, registration and compliance. By Stikeman Elliott.

http://www.canadiansecuritieslaw.com/
  • Feb 23

    ASC plans to explore the creation and implementation of a whistleblower program

    ASC plans to explore the creation and implementation of a whistleblower program
    Julien Robitaille-Rodriguez -  A whistleblower program may be part of a comprehensive compliance and enforcement regime that the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) recently proposed as part of its three-year Strategic Plan (the…
  • Feb 21

    Expectations for cyber security risk disclosure published by CSA

    Expectations for cyber security risk disclosure published by CSA
    Vanessa Coiteux and Jérémie Ste-Marie -  The results of the Canadian Securities Administrators’ (CSA) review of the cyber security risk disclosure of S&P/TSX Composite issuers were recently reported by the…
  • Jan 20

    Regulations for CBCA's New Diversity, Majority Voting and Notice-for-Access Provisions Released

    Regulations for CBCA's New Diversity, Majority Voting and Notice-for-Access Provisions Released
    Laura Levine and Alethea Au -  The Government of Canada has released proposed regulations to accompany the proposed amendments to the Canada Business Corporations Act under Bill C-25 (discussed here). These proposed regulations add…
Rank this Week: 4227

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

Covers compliance, employment and industry intelligence for investment professionals and investment, planning and regulatory intelligence for investors. By James J. Eccleston.

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • Feb 23

    SEC Charges Fuel Cell Company with Defrauding Investor

    SEC Charges Fuel Cell Company with Defrauding Investor
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:The SEC charged a California-based penny stock company, along with four corporate officers, with misleading investors about the research, development, and profitability of its purported…
  • Feb 22

    Morgan Stanley to Pay an $8 Million Penalty

    Morgan Stanley to Pay an $8 Million Penalty
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Morgan Stanley Smith Barney has agreed to pay an $8 million penalty and admit wrongdoing in order to settle charges by the SEC.According to the complaint, the SEC alleged that Morgan Stanley…
  • Feb 21

    New Recommendations by the FINRA Dispute Resolution Task Force (Third Series)

    New Recommendations by the FINRA Dispute Resolution Task Force (Third Series)
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:This is the third in a series of posts to discuss the 51 recommendations the FINRA Dispute Resolution Task Force (Task Force) has made to the National Arbitration and Mediation Committee…
Rank this Week: 348

Footnoted

Footnoted

Reports on actionable information in SEC filings.

http://www.footnoted.com/
  • Feb 23

    PG&E’s Filing Of Misery

    PG&E’s Filing Of Misery
    It might be tough to find any company that offered a gloomier set of disclosures than the list of fires, explosions, and legal problems found in PG&E’s latest annual report. None of this seems to be bothering investors.…
  • Feb 8

    On Intuitive Surgical’s trifecta of event

    On Intuitive Surgical’s trifecta of event
    Intuitive Surgical warned about a trifecta of events in its recent 10-K
  • Jan 12

    2016: The year in filing

    2016: The year in filing
    There were 670,00 filings made to the SEC in 2016, with the largest filing over 3,330 pages!
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TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Feb 23

    Whistleblowers: Language for Severance Agreement

    Whistleblowers: Language for Severance Agreement
    As we’ve noted in several prior blogs, in recent months, the SEC’s Division of Enforcement has made a cottage industry out of going after companies with provisions in their standard severance agreements that it…
  • Feb 22

    GCs as Whistleblowers? SOX Trumps Attorney-Client Privilege in Retaliation Case

    GCs as Whistleblowers? SOX Trumps Attorney-Client Privilege in Retaliation Case
    This Baker Donelson memo discusses Wadler v. Bio-Rad Laboratories – a recent whistleblower retaliation case in which a jury awarded a former general counsel $8 million. This case is particularly interesting because…
  • Feb 21

    Earnings Calls: Technical Difficulties – Please Stand By. . .

    Earnings Calls: Technical Difficulties – Please Stand By. . .
    Last week, I blogged about problems retail investors have had with the use of company websites to distribute earnings releases.  Here’s a different type of problem – technical snafus on the earnings call…
Rank this Week: 2389

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

Covers mergers & acquisitions. From editor Broc Romanek, who is also editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net.

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Feb 23

    Activism: Wachtell on Hedge Funds & Other Activist

    Activism: Wachtell on Hedge Funds & Other Activist
    Wachtell Lipton recently published its annual memo on dealing with hedge funds & other activists. Although assets managed by activist hedge funds declined somewhat in 2016, there are still more than 100 hedge funds currently engaged…
  • Feb 22

    Doing the Right Thing: M&A & The Limits of Contract Right

    Doing the Right Thing: M&A & The Limits of Contract Right
    This article from Prof. Lawrence Cunningham makes a point that most M&A lawyers probably would agree with – there are often very important parts of a business deal that can’t be completely reduced to…
  • Feb 21

    Antitrust: FTC Merger Remedy Study

    Antitrust: FTC Merger Remedy Study
    This Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer memo addresses the findings of the FTC’s Merger Remedy Study.  Here’s the intro: On February 3, 2017, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) released the findings of its…
Rank this Week: 887

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Feb 23

    Court Finds Promissory Notes Are Not Securitie

    Court Finds Promissory Notes Are Not Securitie
    Yesterday’s post concerned the Court of Appeal’s decision in People v. Black, 2017 Cal. App. LEXIS 130 (Cal. App. 6th Dist. Feb. 16, 2017).  The case involved the criminal prosecution of an individual for making false…
  • Feb 22

    Silver Hills Doesn’t Mute Howey

    Silver Hills Doesn’t Mute Howey
    Anyone who has studied securities regulation since 1946 should be familiar with the U.S. Supreme Court’s definition of a “security” as enunciated by Justice Frank Murphy in S.E.C. v. Howey Co., 328 U.S. 293…
  • Feb 21

    What Do You Know? Bill Proposes To Eliminate Scienter

    What Do You Know? Bill Proposes To Eliminate Scienter
    Corporations Code Section 25401 is California’s basic securities antifraud statute: It is unlawful for any person to offer or sell a security in this state, or to buy or offer to buy a security in this state, by means of any written or…
Rank this Week: 907

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Covers broker fraud, investor fraud, marketing timing, and securities fraud. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
Rank this Week: 322

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

News and commentary on Directors and Officers Liability. By Kevin M. LaCroix.

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Feb 22

    Guest Post: How Not to Write a Class Action “Reform” Bill

    Guest Post: How Not to Write a Class Action “Reform” Bill
    On February 10, 2017, as I noted in a recent post, Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia introduced a bill in Congress seeking to introduce a number of reforms to class action litigation. In the following guest post, Columbia Law School Professor…
  • Feb 20

    Melbourne

    Melbourne
    The D&O Diary is on assignment in Australia this week, for meetings and for little bit of a look around. The first stop on this sojourn down under was in Melbourne, in the Australian state of Victoria, on the Southeastern quadrant of…
  • Feb 19

    A Closer Look at Securities Litigation Involving Life Sciences Companie

    A Closer Look at Securities Litigation Involving Life Sciences Companie
    As I noted in my survey of 2016 securities class action litigation (here), one of the factors contributing to the rise in securities litigation last year was the volume of litigation filed against companies in the life sciences sector.…
Rank this Week: 284

Special Situations Law

Special Situations Law

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Covers shareholder activist and defence mandates, as well as complex reorganization transactions.

http://www.specialsituationslaw.com/
  • Feb 22

    Board Watch: More Complexity, More Committee

    Board Watch: More Complexity, More Committee
    As a result of the increasing and ever-evolving responsibilities falling on the shoulders of boards of directors, the traditional three key committee model (covering audit and financial reporting, executive compensation, and director…
  • Feb 13

    Institutional investors managing US $17 trillion announce new corporate governance framework

    Institutional investors managing US $17 trillion announce new corporate governance framework
    In a move likely to have significant impacts on corporate governance, a group of institutional investors managing upwards of US $17 trillion has announced the formation of the Investor Stewardship Group (the Group). The Group has adopted a…
  • Feb 6

    M&A – key developments in 2016 and a look ahead

    M&A – key developments in 2016 and a look ahead
    January 2017 – Walied Soliman and Orestes Pasparakis, co-chairs of Norton Rose Fulbright’s Special Situations Team hosted their annual video webinar on M&A activity in Canada. They highlight the key developments of…
Rank this Week: 2051

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Covers investment scams, broker fraud and broker negligence. By Rex Securities Law.

http://blog.rexsecuritieslaw.com
Rank this Week: 97

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Focuses on complliance, corporate governance, disclosure, mergers and tax issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 570

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Covers securities law. By Fitapelli | Kurta.

http://www.securitieslawattorneys.net/
  • Feb 22

    Anthony Mazzo: Three Customer Complaint

    Anthony Mazzo: Three Customer Complaint
    Public records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on February 17, 2017 indicate that Florida-based BB&T Securities broker/adviser Anthony Mazzo has been the subject of several customer disputes. Fitapelli…
  • Feb 22

    Anthony Morris Has a Pending Customer Complaint

    Anthony Morris Has a Pending Customer Complaint
    Public records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on February 17, 2017 indicate that Texas-based Lincoln Investments broker Anthony Morris has been the subject of resolved or pending customer disputes. Fitapelli…
  • Feb 22

    Joel Kettler Was Discharged From AXA Advisor

    Joel Kettler Was Discharged From AXA Advisor
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on February 17, 2017 indicate that California-based Amerivet Securities broker/adviser Joel Kettler has been the subject of several resolved or pending…
Rank this Week: 92

McEldrew Young Blog

McEldrew Young Blog

Covers whistleblower law and wage theft for employees.

http://www.mceldrewyoung.com/blog/
  • Feb 22

    A Review of Recent Clean Energy Fraud

    A Review of Recent Clean Energy Fraud
    We have discussed the potential for whistleblower actions grounded in the protection of the environment and compliance with environmental laws here before. Most depend on the unique circumstances of the case and the fraudulent scheme in order…
  • Feb 20

    Massive Medicare Advantage Fraud Lawsuit Unveiled Against UnitedHealth

    Massive Medicare Advantage Fraud Lawsuit Unveiled Against UnitedHealth
    The United States has joined a lawsuit brought by whistleblowers under the False Claims Act accusing UnitedHealth Group of bilking Medicare by fraudulently boosting payments through the inflation of plan members’ risk scores under…
  • Feb 17

    International Whistleblower Rewards See Boost

    International Whistleblower Rewards See Boost
    We are seeing more movement on the payment of whistleblower rewards internationally. Nigeria and Korea have been paying rewards recently and Australia continues to consider stronger retaliation protections and monetary incentives. This is in…
Rank this Week: 2071

Regulation tomorrow

Regulation tomorrow

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Offers resources on the global financial services regulatory environment. It reports on financial services regulatory developments and provides insights and commentary across Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States.

http://www.regulationtomorrow.com/
Rank this Week: 327

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Feb 21

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Sara Almousa, Comment, Friends with Benefits? Clarifying the Role Relationships Play in Satisfying the Personal Benefit Requirement under…
  • Feb 6

    Reminder: National Business Law Scholars Conference Paper Submissions Due February 17

    Reminder: National Business Law Scholars Conference Paper Submissions Due February 17
    National Business Law Scholars Conference (NBLSC) Thursday & Friday, June 8-9, 2017 Call for Papers The National Business Law Scholars Conference (NBLSC) will be held on Thursday and Friday, June 8-9, 2017, at the University of Utah S.J.…
  • Feb 6

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: S. Burcu Avci, Cindy A. Schipani & H. Nejat Seyhun, Manipulative Games of Gifts by Corporate Executives, 18 U. Pa. J. Bus. L. 1131…
Rank this Week: 129

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

Looks at white collar, congressional, SEC, energy enforcement and other government inquiries. By McGuireWoods.

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Feb 21

    D.C. Circuit Grants Rehearing in PHH Case

    D.C. Circuit Grants Rehearing in PHH Case
    On Thursday, February 16, 2017, the D.C. Circuit granted the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) petition for rehearing en banc in PHH Corporation v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  The Order marks the latest twist…
  • Feb 13

    Pending Senate Bill Would Restructure CFPB Leadership

    Pending Senate Bill Would Restructure CFPB Leadership
    On January 11, 2017, a trio of Republican Senators introduced a bill that would change the leadership structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) from a single director to a five-member bipartisan “Board…
  • Feb 8

    Will Cryptocurrency Abuse be an Enforcement Focus for the IRS this Tax Season?

    Will Cryptocurrency Abuse be an Enforcement Focus for the IRS this Tax Season?
    Tax filing season began January 23rd, and with its arrival the IRS began rolling out its annual list of the so-called “Dirty Dozen.” The Dirty Dozen list is an educational effort to inform the public about scams, but it also…
Rank this Week: 1015

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

Covers investment fraud involving auction-rate securities, credit rating agencies, hedge funds and mortgage-backed securities. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.institutionalinvestorsecuritiesblog.com/
Rank this Week: 653

SEC Whistleblower Lawyer Blog

SEC Whistleblower Lawyer Blog

Covers securities law. By Silver Law Group & The Law Firm of David R. Chase, P.A.

http://www.secwhistleblowerlawyers.net/
  • Feb 17

    How the Investment Management Firm BlackRock Undermined Whistleblower Incentive

    How the Investment Management Firm BlackRock Undermined Whistleblower Incentive
    Firm managing $5.1 trillion is forced to change improper employee whistleblower policy Until recently, the world’s largest investment management firm forced ex-employees to sign away their rights to potential whistleblower awards in…
  • Jan 23

    SEC Awards $5.5 Million to Whistleblower

    SEC Awards $5.5 Million to Whistleblower
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced an award of more than $5.5 million to a whistleblower who provided pertinent information that helped the SEC uncover an ongoing scheme on January 6, 2017. According to…
  • Dec 23

    Proposed CFTC Rules Might Make It Easier for Whistleblowers to Inform the Government About Commodities Fraud

    Proposed CFTC Rules Might Make It Easier for Whistleblowers to Inform the Government About Commodities Fraud
    The regulatory agency has requested public comment on proposed amendments The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the independent US government agency that regulates futures and options markets, has requested public comment on…
Rank this Week: 2183

Stock Market Loss

Stock Market Loss

Covers misconduct by brokerage firms or financial advisors. By Hermann, Cahn & Schneider, LLP.

http://www.stockmarketloss.com/news/
Rank this Week: 3579

Representing Investors

Representing Investors

Covers securities arbitration, litigation and regulatory news. By Maddox Hargett & Caruso, P.C.

http://www.investorprotection.com/blog
  • Feb 16

    Morgan Stanley Smith Barney to Pay $8M Penalty

    Morgan Stanley Smith Barney to Pay $8M Penalty
    Morgan Stanley Smith Barney has agreed to pay an $8 million penalty and admit wrongdoing to settle SEC charges that the firm made unsuitable recommendations about single inverse exchange traded fund (“ ETF”)  investments to…
  • Feb 13

    Variable Annuity Rider

    Variable Annuity Rider
    One of the most common investments sold by financial advisors to investors is the Variable Annuity (VA). These products are often sold because they pay among the highest commissions to the advisor. In recent years, we have seen many cases…
  • Feb 6

    Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor Barry Connell Arrested for Stealing more than $5 million from Client Account

    Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor Barry Connell Arrested for Stealing more than $5 million from Client Account
    On January 3, 2017, Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation…
Rank this Week: 463

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 16

    Jenice Malecki Makes An Appearance on CNBC’s American Greed

    Jenice Malecki Makes An Appearance on CNBC’s American Greed
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  • Feb 14

    BROKER REPORT: Financial Advisor Matthew Maczko

    BROKER REPORT: Financial Advisor Matthew Maczko
    The securities fraud attorneys at Malecki Law are interested in hearing from investors who have complaints against stockbroker Matthew Maczko.  Mr. Maczko was employed and registered with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, a national…
  • Feb 14

    FINRA Bars Wells Fargo Broker Matthew Maczko

    FINRA Bars Wells Fargo Broker Matthew Maczko
      Former Wells Fargo broker Matthew Maczko has been barred by FINRA for allegedly churning an elderly client’s accounts, according to reports. Maczko is accused of churning four accounts belonging to a client, who was over 90 years…
Rank this Week: 433

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

Features news, commentary and thoughts on the law of the securities markets. By Mark Astarita.

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 16

    SEC News - Stolen Funds, Ponzi Scheme, Overbilling Client

    SEC News - Stolen Funds, Ponzi Scheme, Overbilling Client
    Financial Adviser Charged With Stealing From Client AccountsAn investment adviser representative has been charged with stealing approximately $5 million from client accounts by initiating unauthorized wire transfers and issuing checks to…
  • Feb 1

    SEC News - Impeding Whistleblowers, Accounting Failures, Misuse of EB-5 Investment

    SEC News - Impeding Whistleblowers, Accounting Failures, Misuse of EB-5 Investment
    Financial Company Charged With Improper Accounting and Impeding WhistleblowersSeattle-based financial services company HomeStreet Inc. has agreed to pay a $500,000 penalty to settle charges that it conducted improper hedge accounting and…
  • Jan 31

    SEC News - Internalization, Miscalculations, and FCPA Violation

    SEC News - Internalization, Miscalculations, and FCPA Violation
    Citadel Securities Paying $22 Million for Misleading Clients About Pricing TradesThe SEC’s order finds that Citadel Execution Services suggested to its broker-dealer clients that upon receiving retail orders they forwarded from their…
Rank this Week: 889

New York Securities Lawyer Blog

New York Securities Lawyer Blog

Covers securities law. By Lax & Neville LLP.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 525

Broke and Broker

Broke and Broker

Covers the Wall Street docket of criminal, civil, regulatory, and arbitration cases. By Bill Singer.

http://brokeandbroker.com/index.php
  • Feb 16

    BREAKING FAKE NEWS: THE FIDUCIARY DUTY RULE IS DEAD!!

    BREAKING FAKE NEWS: THE FIDUCIARY DUTY RULE IS DEAD!!
    BREAKING FAKE NEWS: THE FIDUCIARY DUTY RULE IS DEAD!!By Aegis J. Frumento, Partner, Stern Tannenbaum & BellOf all the tempests in all the teapots of all the world, none perturbs me less than the fiduciary responsibility of securities…
  • Feb 13

    Investment Adviser Charged With Fake Withdrawals and Forgerie

    Investment Adviser Charged With Fake Withdrawals and Forgerie
    The thing about financial fraud is that it often victimizes more than the man or woman whose pockets have been picked. The con artist often harms multiple parties other than the apparent victim: an employer, a business, those responsible for…
  • Feb 10

    FINRA Expungement Arbitration Is A Tale Told By An Idiot

    FINRA Expungement Arbitration Is A Tale Told By An Idiot
    Today's BrokeAndBroker.com Blog covers another expungement case. Frankly, there's not that much to tell: the Claimant advisor is angered by the blot on his record concerning what he feels is a baseless customer complaint. A somewhat…
Rank this Week: 157

Securities Compliance Sentinel

Securities Compliance Sentinel

Covers securities industry compliance and enforcement issues. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://securitiescompliancesentinel.foxrothschild.com
  • Feb 15

    Ed Raleigh Publishes Mail and Wire Fraud Article

    Ed Raleigh Publishes Mail and Wire Fraud Article
    Our colleague Ed Raleigh in our DC office has published an insightful article on Mail and Wire Fraud in the ABA’s Criminal Justice Magazine.  We invite you to read it.  Continue Reading…
  • Feb 15

    Ed Raleigh Publishes Mail and Wire Fraud Article

    Ed Raleigh Publishes Mail and Wire Fraud Article
    Our colleague, Ed Raleigh, in our DC Office has published an insightful article on Mail and Wire Fraud in the ABA’s Criminal Justice Magazine.  Here is the link for your…
  • Feb 13

    SEC’s Exam Deficiencie

    SEC’s Exam Deficiencie
    The SEC recently released its findings relating to exams of investment advisers.  https://www.sec.gov/ocie/Article/risk-alert-5-most-frequent-ia-compliance-topics.pdf. In particular, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and…
Rank this Week: 1140

Amato Law Firm, LLC Blog

Amato Law Firm, LLC Blog

Overview of current developments in the area of securities law with a focus on securities arbitration and broker-dealer regulation.

http://www.ramatolaw.com/blog1
  • Feb 15

    FINRA Bars Former Wells Fargo Advisors Broker Matthew Maczko

    FINRA Bars Former Wells Fargo Advisors Broker Matthew Maczko
    The securities law firm of Amato Law Firm, LLC is investigating potential securities law claims involving former Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC representative Matthew Maczko.  Mr. Maczko, who worked in Wells Fargo Advisors’ Oak Brook,…
  • Jan 19

    Large Raiding Award Against Robert W. Baird & Co. Underscores Issues with Team Transition

    Large Raiding Award Against Robert W. Baird & Co. Underscores Issues with Team Transition
    A notable (due to its size) $23.5 million FINRA arbitration award against broker-dealer Robert W. Baird & Co. (Baird) and some of its representatives, issued by a three-member FINRA panel in Kansas last week, underscores the issues that…
  • Jan 12

    JPMorgan Found to Have Retaliated Against Adviser, Filed Defamatory U5

    JPMorgan Found to Have Retaliated Against Adviser, Filed Defamatory U5
    A recent investigation by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has resulted in an award of more than $160,000 for back pay and “reputational damage” to a former JPMorgan Chase & Co. financial adviser.…
Rank this Week: 2765

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

Covers business law for entrepreneurs, emerging companies and the investment management industry. By Alexander J. Davie.

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2908

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 13

    Broker Investigation: Customer Complaints Against Scott Palmer

    Broker Investigation: Customer Complaints Against Scott Palmer
    The securities lawyers of Gana LLP are investigating customer complaints filed with The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against broker Scott Palmer (Palmer). According to BrokerCheck records, Palmer is subject to at least five…
  • Feb 13

    Advisor Robert Estevez Subject to Multiple Regulatory Action

    Advisor Robert Estevez Subject to Multiple Regulatory Action
    The securities lawyers of Gana LLP are investigating customer complaints filed with The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) against broker Robert Estevez (Estevez). According to BrokerCheck records there are at least 9…
  • Feb 10

    Michael Spears Subject to Claims Over Non-Traded REIT

    Michael Spears Subject to Claims Over Non-Traded REIT
    Our investment attorneys are investigating customer complaints filed with The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against Michael Spears (Spears) currently associated with IMS Securities, Inc. alleging negligence, failure to…
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The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

http://www.the10b-5daily.com/
  • Feb 10

    Compare and Contrast

    Compare and Contrast
    NERA Economic Consulting and Cornerstone Research have released their respective 2016 annual reports on federal securities class action filings.  As usual, the different methodologies employed by the two organizations have led to…
  • Jan 30

    Transparently Aspirational

    Transparently Aspirational
    Can shareholders bring a claim for securities fraud when a corporate official violates the company’s code of conduct after publicly touting the business’s high standards for ethics and compliance?  According to the U.S. Court…
  • Jan 22

    Pipe Dream

    Pipe Dream
    The federal securities laws have statutes of repose that bar a suit after a fixed number of years from the time the defendant acts in some way.  There is an appellate split, however, over whether the existence of a class ……
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Cosgrove Law Securities and…

Cosgrove Law Securities and Investment Blog

News and commentary on the latest securities and investment developments.

http://securitiesandinvestmentblog.blogspot.com/
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Federal Securities Law Blog

Federal Securities Law Blog

FedSecLaw.com is devoted to highlighting current issues in securities laws, discussing the ramifications of those issues for today’s businesses, and providing bottom-line takeaways for busy owners, managers, and executives. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.fedseclaw.com/
  • Feb 7

    FTC revises HSR and interlocking directorate threshold

    FTC revises HSR and interlocking directorate threshold
    The Federal Trade Commission has announced annual filing threshold revisions under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Antitrust Improvements Act that set new antitrust reporting standards. Jay Levine, our colleague at Antitrust Law Source, provides…
  • Jan 23

    SEC enforces rules regarding use of non-GAAP measures and undisclosed perk

    SEC enforces rules regarding use of non-GAAP measures and undisclosed perk
    Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) made good on its promises to enforce violations of its non-GAAP financial measure disclosure rules. MDC Partners agreed to pay a $1.5 million dollar penalty to settle the SEC’s…
  • Dec 9

    Supreme Court affirms family insider trading conviction

    Supreme Court affirms family insider trading conviction
    On Tuesday, The United States Supreme Court unanimously affirmed an insider trading conviction by finding that inside information exchanged between relatives violates federal security laws. The case is Salman v. United States. The decision…
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Business Law Post

Business Law Post

Covers corporate law, securities law, intellectual property, and social entrepreneurship. By Arina Shulga.

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Feb 6

    Are Terms of Use and Other Online Agreements Real and Binding Contracts?

    Are Terms of Use and Other Online Agreements Real and Binding Contracts?
    It used to be that people would enter into binding agreements by manually signing them. A signature manifested the two required aspects of forming a binding contract: a notice and an assent, i.e., the signatory has read the agreement and…
  • Feb 2

    How to Form a Delaware Corporation (Correctly)

    How to Form a Delaware Corporation (Correctly)
    Forming a Delaware corporation is pretty straightforward for those who have done it many times before.  You just have to follow the steps.  Skipping any of them may hurt the founders later on, when they find out that they are not…
  • Feb 1

    Filing Delaware Annual Report Made Easy

    Filing Delaware Annual Report Made Easy
    Once a year, all domestic Delaware corporations must file an annual report and pay Delaware franchise tax.  They have to do so before March 1.  Missed deadline will result in a $125 penalty plus 1.5% monthly interest rate on the…
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Oil & Gas Investment Fraud Lawyer…

Oil & Gas Investment Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers securities issues with a focus on oil & gas investment fraud. By Silver Law Group, The Law Firm of David R. Chase, P.A., and Ciklin Lubitz & O'Connell.

http://www.oilgasinvestmentfraudlawyer.com/
  • Jan 31

    Shareholders Lose as Peabody Energy Gets Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Plan Approval

    Shareholders Lose as Peabody Energy Gets Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Plan Approval
    Peabody Energy (OTCPK: BTUUQ) announced on January 26, 2016 that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri approved the company’s reorganization plan, disclosure statement, private placement agreement and backstop…
  • Jan 31

    Our Firms Initiate Investigation into Losses in Energy XXI Ltd. Bermuda (EXXI)

    Our Firms Initiate Investigation into Losses in Energy XXI Ltd. Bermuda (EXXI)
    Our attorneys are investigating losses in Energy XXI Ltd. Bermuda (stock ticker “EXXI”). According to its website, EXXI is an independent oil and natural gas development and production company that focuses on developing drilling…
  • Jan 25

    Bankruptcy Judge Confirms Linn Energy Bankruptcy Plan

    Bankruptcy Judge Confirms Linn Energy Bankruptcy Plan
    Linn Energy, LLC (LINE) filed for bankruptcy protection in May 2016.  U.S. Bankruptcy Judge David Jones issued an Order today confirming LINE’s chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring plan.  Our attorneys have previously written…
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Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer…

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers securities fraud, investor fraud and Ponzi schemes. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.floridasecuritiesfraudlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 31

    I Inherited an IRA Account. Now What?

    I Inherited an IRA Account. Now What?
    Ira Account Inheritance The answer to that question depends on whether you inherited the IRA account from your spouse or someone other than your spouse, such as your parent, sibling, or close friend.  You have more options if you…
  • Jan 27

    SEC Whistleblower Program is Gaining Momentum and Paying Big Bountie

    SEC Whistleblower Program is Gaining Momentum and Paying Big Bountie
    SEC Whistleblowers On January 23, the SEC announced that its whistleblower program will pay out to three whistleblowers a combined award of $7 million.  The whistleblowers’ awards were for helping the SEC pursue an investment…
  • Jan 19

    What are the pros and cons of taking a 401K loan?

    What are the pros and cons of taking a 401K loan?
    Many employers provide 401k plans for their employees.  A 401k plan is a retirement savings plan where employees can save a portion of their pre-tax earnings. Taxes aren’t paid on the money until it is withdrawn from the account.…
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Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
  • Jan 31

    Jesus Rodriguez: Received Resolved or Pending Customer Dispute

    Jesus Rodriguez: Received Resolved or Pending Customer Dispute
    Publicly available records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on January 26, 2017 indicate that Florida-based IMS Securities broker Jesus Rodriguez has received resolved or pending pending customer disputes.…
  • Jan 31

    Jean Paul Skovronck: One Pending Customer Complaint

    Jean Paul Skovronck: One Pending Customer Complaint
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on January 26, 2017 indicate that New York-based Alexander Capital broker Jean Paul Skovronck has been named in a pending customer dispute. Fitapelli…
  • Jan 31

    Christian Webb Terminated From LPL Financial

    Christian Webb Terminated From LPL Financial
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on January 26, 2017 indicate that former Texas-based LPL Financial broker/adviser Christian Webb has been terminated from LPL Financial and is…
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May Law, PC Blog

May Law, PC Blog

Covers investment law, securities laws the requirements of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

http://www.maylawpc.net/category/blog/
  • Jan 25

    SEC’s National Examination Priorities for 2017

    SEC’s National Examination Priorities for 2017
    According to Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”)   The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) regulates more than 4,000 broker-dealers and more than 12,000 registered…
  • Jan 25

    FINRA’S 2017 Examination Prioritie

    FINRA’S 2017 Examination Prioritie
    The Financial Industry National Regulatory Authority’s (”FINRA’s”) annual examination letter is out and filled with nuggets. Fear not; the breakdown that that you need is contained below.…
  • Sep 22

    Is There “Gold” In Your Old Daily Or Monthly Statements?

    Is There “Gold” In Your Old Daily Or Monthly Statements?
    Class Action Settlement on Alleged Manipulation Offers to turn old paper or electronic statements into cold, hard cash! WHO: People who traded futures and/or options on futures…
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Tim O'Connor's Blog

Tim O'Connor's Blog

Covers stockbroker fraud.

http://stockbrokerlaw.com/tim-oconnors-blog
  • Jan 20

    Whistleblower Anonymity, Protection & Award

    Whistleblower Anonymity, Protection & Award
    Learn About Whistleblower Protection, Anonymity & AwardsAn Attorney for Whistleblowers Securities Whistleblower Incentives and Protection (15 USC 78u-6) The Federal Securities Whistleblower Incentives and Protection…
  • Jan 5

    Looking for Your Lost Retirement Account?

    Looking for Your Lost Retirement Account?
    In our mobile society, millions of Americans have lost track of former pension accounts over the past half century. Where did they go? There are a number of resources at your fingertips which could help locate your lost plan. These…
  • Nov 30

    Problems at the Family Office

    Problems at the Family Office
    The past decade has seen an explosion in the number of family offices set up by families seeking to coordinate and organize family wealth and assets, as well as issues involving the intergenerational transfer of family legacies. This growth…
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Hedge Fund Law Blog

Hedge Fund Law Blog

Covers hedge fund laws and starting a hedge fund.

http://www.hedgefundlawblog.com
  • Jan 5

    Anecdotal Evidence of Strong Investor Appetite in 2017

    Anecdotal Evidence of Strong Investor Appetite in 2017
    Hedge funds to be attractive investments in new year? By: Bart Mallon Over the past couple of years hedge funds have seemingly taken a back seat to private equity, which has seen a significant amount of attention and inflows from…
  • Jan 4

    Cole-Frieman & Mallon EOY Update

    Cole-Frieman & Mallon EOY Update
    www.colefrieman.com January 4, 2016 Clients, Friends, Associates:While the holiday season is a cause for celebration and reflection, it is also the busiest time of the year for most investment managers.  Year-end administrative upkeep…
  • Jul 22

    Cole-Frieman & Mallon 2016 Second Quarter Update

    Cole-Frieman & Mallon 2016 Second Quarter Update
     www.colefrieman.com July 22, 2016 Clients and Friends: We hope that this message finds you well and that you are enjoying the first months of summer. As we move into the third quarter, we would like to provide you with a brief overview…
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The Securities Edge

The Securities Edge

Covers securities law topics of interest to executives of middle market businesses. By Gunster.

http://www.thesecuritiesedge.com/
  • Jan 2

    My 10 Best Books of 2016

    My 10 Best Books of 2016
    Posted By: Robert B. Lamm Those of you who’ve been reading my posts for a while know that I depart from securities and governance topics only once each year, to report on my 10 favorite books of the year just gone by.  I will point…
  • Dec 12

    Insider trading: there still ought to be a law

    Insider trading: there still ought to be a law
    Posted By: Robert B. Lamm In the few days since the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Salman v. United States, many commentators have said, in effect, that criminal prosecutions for insider trading are alive and well.  Alive,…
  • Nov 30

    Bob Lamm receives Lifetime Achievement award for his dedication to governance

    Bob Lamm receives Lifetime Achievement award for his dedication to governance
    Posted By: David C. Scileppi Congratulations to our esteemed colleague, Bob Lamm, for winning this prestigious award! While we all know that Bob is the guru in the governance space, it’s great that he was recognized for all of his…
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