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Securities Lawyer 101

Securities Lawyer 101

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

http://www.securitieslawyer101.com/blog/
  • Sep 10

    Corporate Hijackings 101 l Securities Lawyer 101 Blog

    Corporate Hijackings 101 l Securities Lawyer 101 Blog
    Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Corporate hijackings, also known as corporate identity theft, of public shell companies has been around for more than a decade.  It  is a growing method used by fraudsters to acquire…
  • 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…
  • Nov 24

    Feds to Auction Silk Road Bitcoins Belonging to Ross William Ulbricht

    Feds to Auction Silk Road Bitcoins Belonging to Ross William Ulbricht
    Going Public LawyerLast week, the US Marshals Service announced that it will hold an auction on December 4, to sell 50,000 bitcoins that belong to Ross William Ulbricht.  Ulbricht is alleged to have operated the first Silk Road…
Rank this Week: 65

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: 678

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/
  • Nov 25

    Patrick Richard Harrison Barred from Securities Industry

    Patrick Richard Harrison Barred from Securities Industry
    According to Financial Planning, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority barred former CUSO Financial Services broker, Patrick Richard Harrison, for allegedly participating in a private placement transaction that cost two elderly…
  • Nov 19

    Travis Wetzel Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

    Travis Wetzel Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud
    According to the States Attorney for the District of Maryland, a former LPL broker, Travis Wetzel, pled guilty to wire fraud and money laundering in a scheme that defrauded an elderly client. According to the plea agreement, between July…
  • Nov 12

    Massachusetts Regulator Investigates Realty Capital Securities’ REIT Sale

    Massachusetts Regulator Investigates Realty Capital Securities’ REIT Sale
    According to InvestmentNews, Massachusetts secretary, William Galvin, is investigating how Realty Capital Securities sold nontraded REITs. Mr. Galvin’s office includes the Massachusetts securities division and is specifically looking at…
Rank this Week: 437

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: 1936

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/
  • Nov 25

    OSC and Competition Bureau sign MOU

    OSC and Competition Bureau sign MOU
    The OSC and the Competition Bureau announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding intended to promote cooperation between the two agencies. Specifically, the MOU deals with such issues as the exchange of information and…
  • Nov 24

    Globe and Mail publishes Board Games 2014

    Globe and Mail publishes Board Games 2014
    Earlier today, the Globe and Mail published Board Games 2014, its latest annual report on corporate governance among Canadian issuers. The report includes articles on topics such as gender diversity on Canadian boards and includes a…
  • Nov 21

    Alberta issues broader exemption to OTC issuer rule

    Alberta issues broader exemption to OTC issuer rule
    The Alberta Securities Commission yesterday published a blanket order to expand its exemption of certain issuers from the application of Multilateral Instrument 51-105 Issuers Quoted in the U.S. Over-the-Counter Markets. As we've previously…
Rank this Week: 1285

White Collar Wire

White Collar Wire

Covers news, cases, judicial opinions, practical tips and scholarly work regarding white-collar criminal and civil enforcement, grand jury investigations and regulatory compliance. By Jackson R. Sharman, III.

http://jacksharman.com/
  • Nov 25

    Title IX, University Discipline, Sexual Assault and Parallel Proceeding

    Title IX, University Discipline, Sexual Assault and Parallel Proceeding
    A short — 140 seconds — note on the thickets of Title IX, sexual assault, university discipline and parallel procedures: University Discipline, Sexual Assault and Parallel Proceedings from LFW on Vimeo. Here’s a longer…
  • Nov 14

    Get Out of Jail Free? Not Without The Attorney-Client Privilege

    Get Out of Jail Free? Not Without The Attorney-Client Privilege
    We have talked about attorney-client privilege, internal investigations and the GM ignition recall: Privilege, Corporate Silence and Saul Goodman,  How To Avoid Being GM’ed: The Wrongs and Rights of Clients and Lawyers and…
  • Sep 4

    Of Snitches and Privilege

    Of Snitches and Privilege
    White-collar writer Walt Pavlo of @Forbes and 500 Pearl Street quotes us this morning in his insightful @Forbes article about the attorney-client privilege.  In particular: Federal prosecutors want to know who knew what, and when…
Rank this Week: 3384

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    LEIs Are Key to Enhanced Transparency Says OFR Chief Counsel

    LEIs Are Key to Enhanced Transparency Says OFR Chief Counsel
    The widespread use of legal entity identifiers (LEIs) can enhance transparency in the financial industry, said Matthew Reed, Chief Counsel in the Office of Financial Research (OFR). In remarks at the CUSIP annual summit in NYC, he noted that…
  • Nov 24

    Improvements to Small Business Capital Formation Debated at SEC Forum

    Improvements to Small Business Capital Formation Debated at SEC Forum
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By John Filar AtwoodVenture exchanges and increased tick sizes are among the ideas proposed to improve market liquidity for shares of small businesses at today’s…
  • Nov 21

    Commissioner Bowen Seeks Input on New Market Risk Advisory Committee

    Commissioner Bowen Seeks Input on New Market Risk Advisory Committee
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By Lene Powell, J.D.CFTC Commissioner Sharon Bowen put out a call for comment on the composition and priorities of a new committee looking at market risk, as well as nominations…
Rank this Week: 722

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 407

Representing Investors

Representing Investors

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

http://www.investorprotection.com/blog
  • Nov 25

    2013 Annual Report to Congress on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program Released

    2013 Annual Report to Congress on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program Released
    Maddox Hargett & Caruso is currently assisting whistleblowers. If you believe your company might be participating in securities fraud, please contact us. We will keep your information confidential and protected. Download the…
  • Nov 24

    Apparent theft of $1 million in office supplies leads to Ex-Schwab Broker

    Apparent theft of $1 million in office supplies leads to Ex-Schwab Broker
    Starting in February of this year and lasting an additional 7 months, Jeffrey Brian Grove, a FINRA permanently barred former Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. Broker, allegedly stole around $1 million in office equipment from his former firm.…
  • Nov 20

    Military Pensions Target of Lending Scheme

    Military Pensions Target of Lending Scheme
    Concern about a new lending practice targeting the military is worrying federal auditors and veterans. Military pensioners are offered money up front in exchange for signing over monthly benefits for a period of time, with few strings…
Rank this Week: 1303

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
  • Nov 25

    Ex-LPL Broker Pleads Guilty to Investment Fraud

    Ex-LPL Broker Pleads Guilty to Investment Fraud
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: Blake Richards, a former broker for LPL Financial LLC, will pay more than $1.9 million in restitution to his clients to resolve an SEC fraud suit against…
  • Nov 24

    SEC Charges New York Businessman with Investment Fraud

    SEC Charges New York Businessman with Investment Fraud
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: The SEC has charged a New York businessman, Gregory Rorke, and his software company, Navagate Inc. with making false statements to investors while raising…
  • Nov 20

    UBS Pays $1.68 Million to Settle Some Puerto Rico Bonds Loss Claim

    UBS Pays $1.68 Million to Settle Some Puerto Rico Bonds Loss Claim
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: UBS has agreed to compensate $1.681 million to 34 Puerto Rico-based investors for their losses in investments in their municipal bond closed ended…
Rank this Week: 193

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/
  • Nov 25

    Citigroup Global Markets Fined for Equity Research Supervision Failure

    Citigroup Global Markets Fined for Equity Research Supervision Failure
    FINRA fined Citigroup Global Markets, finding that from January 2005 to February 2014, Citigroup failed to meet its supervisory obligations regarding the potential selective dissemination of non-public research to clients and sales and…
  • Nov 24

    SEC Press Release

    SEC Press Release
    Three Penny Stock Promoters Behind Pump-and-Dump SchemesThree penny stock promoters have been charged with conducting pump-and-dump schemes involving stocks they were touting in their supposedly independent newsletters.Two Former Defense…
  • Nov 21

    Five Ways Fraudsters Trick Investor

    Five Ways Fraudsters Trick Investor
    "People fall for fraud because fraudsters are that good with special effects. It seems that real,"Michael Hendon, a representative from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.At a recent securities law summit, government representatives…
Rank this Week: 665

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Nov 25

    CFPB Supervision Exposes Violations by Service Provider

    CFPB Supervision Exposes Violations by Service Provider
    Last month, the CFPB released the fifth edition of its Supervisory Highlights report describing findings from recent examinations of consumer financial products and services providers. The report highlighted regulatory violations − or…
  • Nov 21

    DOJ Wields Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act Against Financial Institution

    DOJ Wields Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act Against Financial Institution
    In 2012 and 2013, the Department of Justice brought a slew of actions against several financial institutions under a rarely used and little-known statute from the late 1980s for conduct related to the mortgage crisis. Outcomes in these cases…
  • Nov 7

    Update on Brazil: Embraer SA and Anti-Corruption Progre

    Update on Brazil: Embraer SA and Anti-Corruption Progre
    Imagine you are a compliance officer for a multinational company with securities listed on a U.S. stock market. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) falls squarely within your purview, but other anti-corruption regimes seem less relevant…
Rank this Week: 3177

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/
  • Nov 25

    FCPA to increasingly target individual

    FCPA to increasingly target individual
    The head of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Criminal Division warned Friday that Foreign Criminal Practices Act (FCPA) prosecutions will increasingly target individuals wrongdoers, rather than corporations. Assistant Attorney General Leslie…
  • Oct 10

    “The Bandits’ Club” gets its due

    “The Bandits’ Club” gets its due
    Our colleagues at Antitrust Law Source posted an interesting update about probable charges alleging that traders at approximately a dozen global banks – including Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays, and USB – fixed the…
  • Oct 7

    Supreme Court refuses to review FCPA challenge

    Supreme Court refuses to review FCPA challenge
    By W. Kelly Johnson The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to review the first Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) case appealed to the highest Court. The appeal sought to limit the scope of the FCPA by narrowing the law’s definition…
Rank this Week: 1514

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Nov 25

    DOJ: Compliance Should Be Independent (If Not Separate)

    DOJ: Compliance Should Be Independent (If Not Separate)
    Regardless of staffing or other resources, companies are increasingly feeling pressured to separate their legal and compliance functions as a result of regulatory actions and commentary. However, recent comments by DOJ Senior Deputy…
  • Nov 24

    (Not Much) News from the ABA Fall Meeting

    (Not Much) News from the ABA Fall Meeting
    On Friday, I attended the annual ABA Fall Meeting for the Business Law Section. For the “Corp Fin Director’s Dialogue,” Director Keith Higgins brought a handful of other Staffers to join him. Not surprisingly, nary a word…
  • Nov 21

    Studies: Bridging Company/Investor Sustainability Gap

    Studies: Bridging Company/Investor Sustainability Gap
    The largest studies of CEOs and investors to date on sustainability reveal consensus on the value of sustainability generally, but a huge disconnect in CEOs’ and investors’ views on certain fundamental aspects…
Rank this Week: 792

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Nov 25

    Calculating Damages in Securities Class Action Lawsuit

    Calculating Damages in Securities Class Action Lawsuit
    Because securities class action lawsuits under Section 10 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 so rarely go to trial (a topic I addressed in a recent post, here), questions about how damages are calculated are not often…
  • Nov 25

    Securities Trial Jury Holds Former Longtop CFO Responsible for One Percent of Damage

    Securities Trial Jury Holds Former Longtop CFO Responsible for One Percent of Damage
    As noted in a post yesterday, last Friday a federal jury held Derek Palaschuk, the former CFO of Longtop Financial, liable for the company’s financial misrepresentations. On Monday, the jury deliberated further on the percentage of…
  • Nov 24

    Rare Securities Suit Trial Produces Jury Verdict Against Former Longtop Financial CFO

    Rare Securities Suit Trial Produces Jury Verdict Against Former Longtop Financial CFO
    On November 21, 2014, after a securities class action trial that lasted less than three days and after less than a day of deliberation, an eight-person jury entered a verdict holding former Longtop Financial Technologies CFO Derek Palaschuk…
Rank this Week: 538

Business Blog

Business Blog

Covers business law, labor & employment, real estate and securities and finance topics. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Nov 25

    Could New Discovery Rules Help Reduce Business Litigation Costs?

    Could New Discovery Rules Help Reduce Business Litigation Costs?
    Discovery is one of the most expensive and burdensome phases of any business litigation. To help reign in the process, the Judicial Conference of the United States recently approved amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The…
  • Nov 24

    Business Groups Urge Supreme Court to Prevent Regulatory Flip-Flopping

    Business Groups Urge Supreme Court to Prevent Regulatory Flip-Flopping
    Several prominent business groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers, recently filed amicus briefs urging the Supreme Court to require federal agencies to follow the procedures set forth in…
  • Nov 21

    Does Your Company Need Key Person Insurance?

    Does Your Company Need Key Person Insurance?
    Would your business be able to survive if one of its partners or top executives died suddenly? If you are unsure, you may want to look into “key person” insurance. While the idea may seem morbid, taking out life insurance and/or…
Rank this Week: 1179

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/
  • Nov 25

    Buyer’s “I Have A Plan” Statement Found To Be Immaterial Puffery

    Buyer’s “I Have A Plan” Statement Found To Be Immaterial Puffery
    A recent California Court of Appeal decision is a helpful reminder that buyers can also be targets of securities fraud suits.  In Goldsholle v. Brisco, 2014 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 7997 (Cal. App. 2d Dist. Nov. 6, 2014), the seller of a…
  • Nov 24

    Judge Rules Against FTB In “Doing Business” Definition

    Judge Rules Against FTB In “Doing Business” Definition
    Over a year ago, I wrote about an Iowa corporation, Swart Enterprises, Inc., which operates a 60 acre farm in Kansas. Swart has no physical presence in California. It owns no real or personal property in California.  However, Swart had…
  • Nov 21

    Do Some Companies Already Have Fee-Shifting Provisions (And Not Know It)?

    Do Some Companies Already Have Fee-Shifting Provisions (And Not Know It)?
    A lot of folks these days are arguing and writing about fee-shifting bylaws as if they were some kind of novel and sudden irruption, like Athena bursting from Zeus’ skull.  This overlooks the existence of…
Rank this Week: 518

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

http://www.the10b-5daily.com/
  • Nov 24

    One Percent Responsible

    One Percent Responsible
    Longtop Financial Technologies, a Chinese financial software company, was a notorious financial fraud (see here for a NYT column on the discovery of the fraud).  Both its outside auditors, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, and its…
  • Nov 5

    Omnicare Argued

    Omnicare Argued
    On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund case, which addresses the pleading standard for a claim under Section 11 of the…
  • Oct 24

    Middle Ground

    Middle Ground
    How to evaluate corporate scienter continues to be an unresolved issue in securities litigation.  Some courts, notably the Fifth Circuit (and arguably the Eleventh Circuit), have taken the position that a court can only “look…
Rank this Week: 2910

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/
  • Nov 24

    The Impact FINRA’s CARDS Plan Will Have on the Financial Industry

    The Impact FINRA’s CARDS Plan Will Have on the Financial Industry
    The largest independent regulator of securities firms in the U.S., the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) purports to protect investors by making sure brokerage firms play by…
  • Nov 14

    The Top 5 Financial Crimes of the 21st Century

    The Top 5 Financial Crimes of the 21st Century
    At a time when violent crime rates are reaching historic lows, a different kind of criminal was getting filthy rich by fleecing others in America. Instead of…
  • Sep 25

    When Brokers Should Call a FINRA Defense Attorney

    When Brokers Should Call a FINRA Defense Attorney
    According to the results of a recent Gallup poll, stockbrokers rank along with members of Congress, car salesmen, and marketing executives as the least-trusted professionals in America.…
Rank this Week: 2801

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: 230

TRACE Blog

TRACE Blog

Covers anti-bribery compliance.

http://traceblog.org/
  • Nov 24

    TRACE International Remembers Roderick Hill

    TRACE International Remembers Roderick Hill
    By Severin Wirz A memorial service was held today at the Washington National Cathedral to honor Roderick M. Hills, who passed away on October 29, 2014.  Mr. Hills served as counsel to President Gerald Ford, and then served as chairman of…
  • Nov 11

    TRACE Introduces Global Business Bribery Risk Index

    TRACE Introduces Global Business Bribery Risk Index
    The TRACE Matrix, developed with RAND Corporation, is the first global business bribery risk index for the compliance industry. November 11, 2014, Annapolis, M.D. – TRACE International today announced the launch of the TRACE Matrix, the…
  • Nov 3

    What was October’s biggest compliance story?

    What was October’s biggest compliance story?
    Ebola health epidemic highlights corruption problems in West African countries – As health officials struggle to contain the spread of the recent outbreak in West Africa’s Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, some are pointing to…
Rank this Week: 2823

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
Rank this Week: 300

Stock Broker Attorney Blog

Stock Broker Attorney Blog

Covers current investigations, opinions and industry news relating to securities arbitration, investment fraud, stockbroker or brokerage firm misconduct. By Levin Papantonio Thomas Mitchell Rafferty & Proctor, P.A.

http://www.stockbrokerattorney.com/blog
  • Nov 23

    UBS Puerto Rico Enters $5.2 Million Settlement

    UBS Puerto Rico Enters $5.2 Million Settlement
    In a settlement with Puerto Rico's regulator of financial institutions, UBS has agreed to pay $5.2 million because of their practices involved in the sale of Puerto Rico closed-end municipal bonds. UBS will pay $1.7 million in…
  • Nov 12

    Private Equity Performance Probed by SEC

    Private Equity Performance Probed by SEC
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is questioning how private equity firms report average net returns, also known as the net internal rate of return (IRR), for past funds in their marketing materials for new funds to…
  • Nov 6

    What is a Breach of Fiduciary Duty?

    What is a Breach of Fiduciary Duty?
    When you use a financial advisor or broker to invest in the stock market, you are putting your trust in that individual to act in your interest and for your benefit. When that investment professional fails to conduct themselves with integrity…
Rank this Week: 2045

Cady Bar the Door

Cady Bar the Door

Provides insight and commentary on SEC enforcement actions. By Brooks Pierce.

http://www.secmiscellany.com
  • Nov 23

    Pulling Mark Filip from UVA Rape Investigation Takes “Independence” Too Far

    Pulling Mark Filip from UVA Rape Investigation Takes “Independence” Too Far
    I really don’t mean to be a mouthpiece for Kirkland & Ellis white collar lawyers.  But they’ve been in the news in recent days, this time in connection with this horrific story about widespread sexual assaults at the…
  • Nov 19

    Michael Garcia Now Just Taunting FIFA

    Michael Garcia Now Just Taunting FIFA
    And I say that in the most complimentary way.  If you haven’t been following this story, here’s a quick recap:  FIFA awarded the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar, respectively.  This raised eyebrows, as…
  • Nov 12

    Proposed “Fair Fund” for CR Intrinsic Case Stirs Dustup among SEC’s Commissioner

    Proposed “Fair Fund” for CR Intrinsic Case Stirs Dustup among SEC’s Commissioner
    In the right kind of enforcement action, the SEC can take the money it’s generated and set up what’s called a Fair Fund to redistribute that money to harmed investors.  But what is the right kind of case?  This procedure…
Rank this Week: 1335

The Securities Edge

The Securities Edge

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

http://www.thesecuritiesedge.com/
  • Nov 21

    From the same wonderful folks who brought you conflict minerals (among other things)

    From the same wonderful folks who brought you conflict minerals (among other things)
    Posted By: Robert B. Lamm Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal has written to SEC Chair White urging that the SEC label so-called “fee-shifting” bylaws major risk factors and require companies to disclose them before any…
  • Nov 10

    ISS and Glass Lewis publish 2015 voting policie

    ISS and Glass Lewis publish 2015 voting policie
    Posted By: Robert B. Lamm Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass Lewis have issued their voting policies for the 2015 annual meeting season.  For the most part, both proxy advisory firms’ 2015 policies are refinements of…
  • Nov 8

    Game on: ISS and Glass Lewis issue 2015 voting policie

    Game on: ISS and Glass Lewis issue 2015 voting policie
    Posted By: Robert B. Lamm Last week I posted an UpTick about the rollout of ISS’s voting policies for 2015.  This week saw what appears to be the completion of that rollout, and we were also blessed with the publication of Glass…
Rank this Week: 1565

SEC Lawyers Blog

SEC Lawyers Blog

Covers stock fraud. By Sonn & Erez, PLC.

http://www.seclawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 983

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/
  • Nov 21

    DOJ Clarifies Successor Liability for Foreign Acquisition

    DOJ Clarifies Successor Liability for Foreign Acquisition
    Here’s news from this blog by Akin Gump’s Nicole Sprinzen & Jennifer Hildebrand (there’s memos posted on this development in our “FCPA” Practice Area): Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)…
  • Nov 20

    Study on Deal Litigation: Size Matter

    Study on Deal Litigation: Size Matter
    As noted in this Akin Gump blog: The AG Deal Diary team found that “The Structure of Stockholder Litigation: When Do the Merits Matter?” authored by Minor Myers (Assistant Professor at Brooklyn Law School) and Charles Korsmo…
  • Nov 19

    SEC & FASB Issue Guidance on Pushdown Accounting

    SEC & FASB Issue Guidance on Pushdown Accounting
    Yesterday, the SEC’s Office of the Chief Accountant & Corp Fin jointly released Staff Accounting Bulletin #15 to rescind portions of the interpretive guidance included in its SAB Series for what’s known as pushdown accounting.…
Rank this Week: 763

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/
Rank this Week: 508

White Collar Alert

White Collar Alert

Provides news and insight to counsel and legal observers concerning white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, government litigation and regulatory compliance. By Montgomery McCracken.

http://whitecollarblog.mmwr.com
Rank this Week: 3127

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
  • Nov 19

    Power of Attorney, Beneficiary, and Executrix Roles Slam Stockbroker

    Power of Attorney, Beneficiary, and Executrix Roles Slam Stockbroker
    Power of Attorney. Executor. Beneficiary. Those are all terms that should set off alarms for any registered representative asked to accept such a role for a customer. And even if the lights aren't flashing and the bells are ringing in your…
  • Nov 18

    FINRA Sanctions UBS Employees For Altered Records Part 3

    FINRA Sanctions UBS Employees For Altered Records Part 3
    This is Part 3 of a three part BrokeAndBroker Blog commentary. If you've started here, you need to go back and first read Part 1 and then Part 2, where you will be advised to get a cup of coffee and find yourself a nice donut. Okay . . . now,…
  • Nov 18

    FINRA Sanctions UBS Employees For Altered Records Part 2

    FINRA Sanctions UBS Employees For Altered Records Part 2
    This is Part 2 of a three part BrokeAndBroker Blog commentary. If you've started here, you need to go back and first read Part 1, where you will be advised to get a cup of coffee and find yourself a nice donut. Okay . . . now, sit down and…
Rank this Week: 1832

Securities Compliance Sentinel

Securities Compliance Sentinel

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

http://securitiescompliancesentinel.foxrothschild.com
  • Nov 19

    Who Has Had A Problem With One Of Your Arbitrator

    Who Has Had A Problem With One Of Your Arbitrator
    Anyone who has handled FINRA arbitrations, from the compliance officer to in-house counsel, you have probably had to deal with a problem arbitrator.  How many of you have had arbitrators sleep through the proceedings?  How many have…
  • Nov 17

    So Who Really Thinks They Know Their Customer

    So Who Really Thinks They Know Their Customer
    As the year winds down to an end, financial advisors should be mindful of next year and the years to come.  Now is as good a time as any to make sure that you know your customer.  The year-end gives you a unique opportunity to get…
  • Nov 12

    So What Can Be Done To Avoid The Quandary Of Clients With Dementia

    So What Can Be Done To Avoid The Quandary Of Clients With Dementia
    As our population ages, more and more financial advisors will have to deal with clients who have dementia or get dementia.  If a client gets dementia, your options may be limited; it may be too late.  The question all firms should…
Rank this Week: 2130

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/
Rank this Week: 134

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: 3746

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Nov 16

    ACA Webinar on Accredited Investor Definition and Established Angel Group Certification

    ACA Webinar on Accredited Investor Definition and Established Angel Group Certification
    I've just listened to an archived recording of an excellent webinar presented by the Angel Capital Association last week (I had intended to listen in real time, but got pulled away): ACA Webinar on Accredited Investor Definition and…
  • Nov 4

    A Sestina About Copyright

    A Sestina About Copyright
    Sestinas are all about copyright!
  • Oct 26

    Alan Bennett's anthology of six English poet

    Alan Bennett's anthology of six English poet
    Thanks to a London nephew, I'm reading Six Poets: Hardy to Larkin, an anthology of poems by Hardy, Housman, Betjeman, Auden, MacNeice and Larkin, chosen by the English playwright Alan Bennett, with commentary by Bennett between each presented…
Rank this Week: 926

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

Reports on judicial decisions of significance to business and shareholders. By Mack Sperling of Brooks Pierce LLP.

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
Rank this Week: 740

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1972

Footnoted

Footnoted

Reports on actionable information in SEC filings.

http://www.footnoted.com/
Rank this Week: 3002

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: 331

BD Law Blog

BD Law Blog

Features news, updates and thoughts regarding broker-dealer and investment adviser regulation and legal and compliance issues. By the Beck Law Firm, LLC.

http://www.bdlawblog.com/
  • Nov 11

    The Basics of Rule 2510 - Discretionary Account

    The Basics of Rule 2510 - Discretionary Account
    NASD Rule 2510 governs discretionary accounts. It details how discretionary accounts are to be established and also sets forth the requirements for the use of time and price discretion. In this short video, Joel Beck provides an overview of…
  • Nov 10

    The Basics of Rule 3050 - Outside Accounts for Stockbrokers & Associated Person

    The Basics of Rule 3050 - Outside Accounts for Stockbrokers & Associated Person
    NASD Rule 3050 governs transactions by or for associated persons and it requires associated persons of a FINRA-member broker-dealer to disclose their outside securities accounts to their firm, and to disclose their status as an associated…
  • Oct 21

    Restrictive Covenants in Georgia: A Tale of the Calendar

    Restrictive Covenants in Georgia: A Tale of the Calendar
    Prior to May 11, 2011, the law in Georgia tended to favor former employees of a business when a dispute arose about the enforceability of restrictive covenants such as covenants not to compete, covenants for non-solicitation, etc. If one…
Rank this Week: 4480

Andrew Abramowitz, PLLC

Andrew Abramowitz, PLLC

News, advice, and trends from the corporate law world.

http://aalegalnyc.com/blog/
  • Nov 7

    SEC Crackdown on Undisclosed Unregistered Offering

    SEC Crackdown on Undisclosed Unregistered Offering
    I blogged recently about an SEC crackdown on failure to make required filings under Sections 13 and 16 of the Exchange Act, and continuing with that theme, the SEC recently announced a enforcement program against several public companies for…
  • Oct 22

    Virtual Law Office

    Virtual Law Office
    I live in the quaint seaside town of Port Washington, Long Island (at least, it’s as quaint as is possible 20 miles from Manhattan). Local residents have, in the past year or so, been much more likely to see me around town running…
  • Oct 21

    Interesting Reads for the Week of Oct 20

    Interesting Reads for the Week of Oct 20
    Some interesting legal reads for the week of October 20, 2014: DealBook on a trend in private equity to open investments to individual investors, not just institutional investors, though there are still relatively high minimum investments and…
Rank this Week: 2426

Securities Mining Law

Securities Mining Law

Covers securities law affecting the mining industry in Canada.

http://www.securitiesmininglaw.com/
  • Nov 5

    Mining seminar

    Mining seminar
    Please join Dentons’ Mining Group at the Terminal City Club on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, as we discuss the following topics: “Tax pitfalls and planning for the mining sector,” presented by Anne Calverley, Partner (Dentons…
  • Oct 31

    INFONEX – MD&A for mining (2014)

    INFONEX – MD&A for mining (2014)
    INFONEX – MD&A for mining (2014) from Dentons …
  • Oct 17

    Relaunching the Northern Plan

    Relaunching the Northern Plan
    The Northern Plan will focus on the integrated and coherent development of the area covered by the Northern Plan which includes all of Québec located north of the 49th degree of north latitude and north of the St. Lawrence River and…
Rank this Week: 3845

Startup Law Blog

Startup Law Blog

Covers legal and regulatory developments in startup, securities law and regulation. By Joe Wallin.

http://www.startuplawblog.com/
  • Nov 4

    Crowdfunding Industry Panel

    Crowdfunding Industry Panel
    Earlier this year Governor Jay Inslee signed HB 2023 into law making equity Crowdfunding legal in Washington State and giving startups an innovative new way to raise funds. Under the bipartisan measure, a Washington business could raise up to…
  • Nov 3

    M&A from the CEO’s Perspective

    M&A from the CEO’s Perspective
    Please join us for the Pacific Rim M&A Institute’s Q4 session. The program features a panel discussion about M&A from the CEO’s perspective. The panel, moderated by Associate Professor, Anita Krug of the University of…
  • Oct 17

    SEC Advisory Committee Makes Accredited Investor Recommendation

    SEC Advisory Committee Makes Accredited Investor Recommendation
    Summary SEC Investor Advisory Committee makes recommendations to the SEC regarding “accredited investor” definition and related considerations No specific changes to financial thresholds recommended New “financial…
Rank this Week: 3996

Hedge Fund Law Blog

Hedge Fund Law Blog

Covers hedge fund laws and starting a hedge fund.

http://www.hedgefundlawblog.com
  • Oct 26

    Cole-Frieman & Mallon LLP 2014 Third Quarter Update

    Cole-Frieman & Mallon LLP 2014 Third Quarter Update
    www.colefrieman.com October 23, 2014 Clients and Friends: It has already been a busy fourth quarter, but we would like to take this opportunity to provide you with a brief overview of some of the legal, business and regulatory updates from…
  • Oct 6

    Hedge Fund Events October 2014

    Hedge Fund Events October 2014
    The following are various hedge fund events happening this month. Please email us if you would like us to add your event to this list. **** Date: October 1, 2014 Sponsor: iGlobal Forum Event: Global REIT Summit 2014 Location: New York, NY…
  • Sep 5

    Hedge Fund Events September 2014

    Hedge Fund Events September 2014
    The following are various hedge fund events happening this month. Please email us if you would like us to add your event to this list. **** Date: September 8, 2014 Sponsor: NYSSA Event: Russian and Central & Eastern European Capital…
Rank this Week: 1944

InvestorLawyers.net

InvestorLawyers.net

Covers the right to recover money from dishonest stockbrokers and investment advisers.

http://www.investorlawyers.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 519

Sharesleuth.com

Sharesleuth.com

Offers investigative reporting aimed at exposing securities fraud. By Chris Carey.

http://sharesleuth.com/
  • Oct 7

    Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: The return of the cyber shill

    Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: The return of the cyber shill
    Last June, shares of Kandi Technologies Group Inc. (Nasdaq: KNDI) doubled in the space of a week, spurred on by a mysterious network of social-media touters who later deleted their posts or shut down their accounts…
  • Jun 17

    Telestone Technologies revisited: SEC letters reveal doubts about revenues and receivable

    Telestone Technologies revisited: SEC letters reveal doubts about revenues and receivable
    Recently released letters between the Securities and Exchange Commission and Telestone Technologies Corp. (Pink Sheets: TSTC) show that regulators have significant concerns about the Chinese wireless communication company’s reported…
  • Jun 3

    Guanwei Recycling Corp. and Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: The Rui Wang Connection

    Guanwei Recycling Corp. and Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: The Rui Wang Connection
    A Chinese businessman who figures into a fraud case involving Guanwei Recycling Corp. (Nasdaq: GPRC) also has an intriguing connection to Kandi Technologies Group Inc. (Nasdaq: KNDI), whose shares were allegedly manipulated by the same group.…
Rank this Week: 339