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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
    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…
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William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Jan 25

    One Thousand Things Worth Knowing

    One Thousand Things Worth Knowing
    This weekend I've read Paul Muldoon's newly published collection of poems, "One Thousand Things Worth Knowing." (The dust jacket sports a very pleasing design by the ubiquitous Quemadura, a brilliant designer and a kind man I will…
  • 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!
Rank this Week: 533

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Recover Investment Losses Blog

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

http://blog.rexsecuritieslaw.com
  • Jan 25

    Oil & Gas Stock Losses May be Recoverable

    Oil & Gas Stock Losses May be Recoverable
    January 25, 2015 With crude(WTI)  falling by more than 50%, closing at $45.59 last Friday, the stocks of oil & gas producers have fallen sharply as well. In the case of oil & gas related companies with high levels of debt,…
  • Jan 25

    Jeffrey Taylor, Former Tampa Buc NFL Player, Sentenced in Mortgage Scam

    Jeffrey Taylor, Former Tampa Buc NFL Player, Sentenced in Mortgage Scam
    January 24, 2015- Former NFL player Jeffrey Charles Leroy Taylor, 40, was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to mail fraud and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, Taylor, who played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers,…
  • Jan 25

    Nilda Vasey, Former Ameriprise Broker, Sanctioned by Securities Regulator

    Nilda Vasey, Former Ameriprise Broker, Sanctioned by Securities Regulator
    January 23, 2015-HIngham, MA Nilda L. Vasey  entered into a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent  (AWC) with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to resolve allegations that between June 2012 and…
Rank this Week: 1009

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 25

    In sickness and in health

    In sickness and in health
    Posted By: Robert B. Lamm Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, is reputed to be a decisive person with a strong personality.  Of course, that shouldn’t be news to anyone who follows business or who knows what it takes to be CEO of…
  • Jan 20

    Update to the JOBS Act? Probably not…

    Update to the JOBS Act? Probably not…
    Posted By: David C. Scileppi   On January 14th, the House passed H.R. 37 “Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act.”  Although passed with some support from the Democrats (29 votes, which in these…
  • Jan 17

    Shock and awe at the SEC (and turning it into chicken salad)

    Shock and awe at the SEC (and turning it into chicken salad)
    Posted By: Robert B. Lamm Something shocking happened at the SEC yesterday.  SEC Chair Mary Jo White directed the SEC Staff to review its long-standing position on when a shareholder proposal conflicts with a company proposal and may be…
Rank this Week: 3763

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

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

    Domestic Statu

    Domestic Statu
    Under the Morrison test for extraterritoriality, a Section 10(b) claim for securities fraud may only be brought if the transaction involved “the purchase or sale of a security listed on an American stock exchange” or “the…
  • Jan 15

    That Escalated Quickly

    That Escalated Quickly
    Item 303 of Regulation S-K requires issuers to disclose known trends or uncertainties “reasonably likely” to have a material effect on operations, capital, and liquidity. Plaintiffs often contend that if the disclosure required…
  • Dec 31

    The Circumstances of Fraud

    The Circumstances of Fraud
    Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 9(b) states that “[i]n alleging fraud or mistake, a party must state with particularity the circumstances  fraud or mistake.”  Whether FRCP 9(b) applies to the…
Rank this Week: 2268

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/
  • Jan 23

    Investigation into Alpha Natural Resources LLC

    Investigation into Alpha Natural Resources LLC
    Have you suffered losses in Alpha Natural Resources, LLC.,a subsidiary of Alpha Natural Resource Inc. (NYSE: ANR)? If so, the White Law Group may be able to help you recover your investment losses. Alpha Natural Resources is a leading…
  • Jan 23

    Recovery of First Trust ISE Global Engineering and Construction Index Fund Losse

    Recovery of First Trust ISE Global Engineering and Construction Index Fund Losse
    Have you suffered losses investing in First Trust ISE Global Engineering and Construction Index Fund?  If so, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses in a FINRA arbitration…
  • Jan 23

    Recovery of First Trust Germany AlphaDEX Fund Losse

    Recovery of First Trust Germany AlphaDEX Fund Losse
    Have you suffered losses investing in First Trust Germany AlphaDEX Fund?  If so, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses in a FINRA arbitration claim against the brokerage…
Rank this Week: 150

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

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

    FSOC Considers Greater Transparency in Nonbank Designation Proce

    FSOC Considers Greater Transparency in Nonbank Designation Proce
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By Jacquelyn LumbSEC Chair Mary Jo White signaled her support for enhancing the transparency of the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s process for considering nonbank…
  • Jan 22

    Chairman Massad Praises Progress by U.S., Japan on Cross-Border Issue

    Chairman Massad Praises Progress by U.S., Japan on Cross-Border Issue
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By Lene Powell, J.D.In an address to the Futures Industry Association in Tokyo, CFTC Chairman Timothy Massad talked about the interconnectedness of the global derivatives…
  • Jan 20

    Massachusetts Adopts Emergency Crowdfunding Exemption

    Massachusetts Adopts Emergency Crowdfunding Exemption
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By Jay Fishman, J.D.The Massachusetts Securities Division adopted an emergency intrastate crowdfunding exemption, permitting job growth by helping Massachusetts small and…
Rank this Week: 267

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
Rank this Week: 132

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    NY Hedge Fund a Total Loss – Manager is “Truly Sorry”

    NY Hedge Fund a Total Loss – Manager is “Truly Sorry”
    Various news sources, including the New York Post, the Wall Street Journal and CNBC reported on January 22, 2015 that Owen Li, the manager of Canarsie Capital, published a letter to investors apologizing for the almost complete loss of money,…
  • Jan 23

    Brokers in Product Cases Can Be Victims Too

    Brokers in Product Cases Can Be Victims Too
    It is no secret on Wall Street today of what is happening in Puerto Rico in connection with the devastation of the UBS Puerto Rican Closed End Bond Funds.  For many on the island and others in the 50 states, it is a whopper of a problem.…
  • Jan 23

    White House Takes a Closer Look at Brokers Who Manage Retirement Account

    White House Takes a Closer Look at Brokers Who Manage Retirement Account
    A memo drafted by Jason Furman, one of President Obama’s top economic advisors, entitled “Draft Conflict of Interest Rule for Retirement Savings” was reportedly obtained by Bloomberg News. The memo cites research that says…
Rank this Week: 3498

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/
  • Jan 23

    TSX proposes additional listing exemptions for interlisted issuer

    TSX proposes additional listing exemptions for interlisted issuer
    Jonah Mann -  The Toronto Stock Exchange yesterday proposed amendments to its Company Manual that would adopt a broader deference model in respect of certain exchange requirements where an interlisted issuer is subject to the…
  • Jan 23

    Regulators adopt changes to CRM2 project

    Regulators adopt changes to CRM2 project
    Earlier this week, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada announced that Phase 2 of its Client Relationship Model amendments (CRM2) have been approved by the applicable securities regulatory authorities and will come…
  • Jan 23

    CSA issue guidance on structured notes filing

    CSA issue guidance on structured notes filing
    The Canadian Securities Administrators yesterday issued a notice setting out the views of CSA staff concerning the offering of structured notes under the shelf prospectus system. Structured (or linked) notes are specified derivatives…
Rank this Week: 1243

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/
  • Jan 23

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: David K. Brown & Derek B. Swanson, Securities Regulation, 65 Mercer L. Rev. 1087 (2014). Winthrop N. Brown, With This ring, I Thee…
  • Jan 23

    Jackson, Jiang & Mitts on Information Dissemination

    Jackson, Jiang & Mitts on Information Dissemination
    Robert J. Jackson Jr., Wei Jiang, and Joshua Mitts have posted How Quickly Do Markets Learn? Private Information Dissemination in a Natural Experiment on SSRN with the following abstract: Using data from a unique episode in which the SEC…
  • Jan 23

    Heese on SEC Enforcement

    Heese on SEC Enforcement
    Jonas Heese has posted Government Preferences and SEC Enforcement on SSRN with the following abstract: I examine whether political pressure by the government as a response to voters’ general interest in protecting employment is reflected in…
Rank this Week: 341

Representing Investors

Representing Investors

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

http://www.investorprotection.com/blog
Rank this Week: 603

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    FINRA Bars Broker Chase Casson For Failing to Respond to Inquiries Over Private Transaction

    FINRA Bars Broker Chase Casson For Failing to Respond to Inquiries Over Private Transaction
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently barred broker Chase Casson (Casson) alleging that Casson failed to provide documents and information to FINRA in response to demands made to investigate the broker’s…
  • Jan 22

    Overconcentrated in Oil and Gas Investments?

    Overconcentrated in Oil and Gas Investments?
    A strengthening dollar and increased global supply of oil has sent crude oil prices tumbling in the second half of 2014. Recently, crude futures for delivery in February 2015 fell to $52.69 a barrel, the lowest finish since April 2009. Some…
  • Jan 21

    Wedbush Securities Regulatory Actions Explored Part III

    Wedbush Securities Regulatory Actions Explored Part III
    This post continues our examination of the numerous regulatory actions against Wedbush Securities, Inc. (Wedbush) for its failure to supervise the activities of its employees and the recent National Adjudicatory Council (NAC) decision…
Rank this Week: 229

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/
  • Jan 23

    A Couple Of Things To Know Before Bringing A Piercing The Corporate Veil Claim

    A Couple Of Things To Know Before Bringing A Piercing The Corporate Veil Claim
    You might remember the case of  Cold Springs Ventures, LLC v. Gilead Sciences, Inc..  Last year, Judge Jolly stayed an arbitration proceeding pending a ruling on a piercing the corporate veil claim.  If you are a reader of this…
  • Jan 16

    Reading Before Signing Is Advisable

    Reading Before Signing Is Advisable
    It's pretty basic that your clients should read the agreements that they sign before they sign them.  Or you should at least explain to your client the key provisions in what they are going to sign, if they are not going to read it. In…
  • Jan 6

    Do You Have To Be The Owner Of A Trade Secret To Sue For Misappropriation?

    Do You Have To Be The Owner Of A Trade Secret To Sue For Misappropriation?
    Can an exclusive licensee of a trade secret sue for its misappropriation?  Maybe, even though North Carolina's version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Protection Act reserves the right to sue to an "owner."  N.C. Gen. Stat.…
Rank this Week: 911

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Jan 23

    Eat More Kale Trademark Dispute Is A David vs. Goliath Situation

    Eat More Kale Trademark Dispute Is A David vs. Goliath Situation
    The battle over the Eat More Kale trademark appears to be over. After a much-publicized dispute with fast-food company Chick-fil-A, a Vermont small business owner can now take the final steps to perfect his federal trademark. The trademark…
  • Jan 22

    President’s Initiatives Regarding Cybersecurity and Data Protection

    President’s Initiatives Regarding Cybersecurity and Data Protection
    On January 20, President Barak Obama made his State of the Union Address. Among the “tasks that lie ahead,” the President’s initiatives involve cybersecurity and data privacy. In his address, the President’s…
  • Jan 21

    H-1B Filing Season Is On It’s Way! Is Your Business Ready?

    H-1B Filing Season Is On It’s Way! Is Your Business Ready?
    New York and New Jersey businesses frequently rely on H-1B visa program to hire foreign workers in specialty occupations, such as scientists, engineers, or computer programmers. Employees can remain in the country in this status for a total…
Rank this Week: 1651

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

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

    Our New “Proxy Advisors Handbook”

    Our New “Proxy Advisors Handbook”
    Spanking brand new. By popular demand, this comprehensive “Proxy Advisors Handbook” covers all you need to know about dealing with ISS and Glass Lewis (it’s now posted on our “Proxy Advisors” Practice Area). This…
  • Jan 22

    Academic Gang War! 34 Professors Protest Grundfest/Gallagher Paper

    Academic Gang War! 34 Professors Protest Grundfest/Gallagher Paper
    The sporadic occasion of law firms coming together to issue a white paper on a topic that could use consensus perhaps has spread to the academic world. Except the professors don’t seek a consensus view – they seek a retraction.…
  • Jan 21

    Congress: House Passes HR 37 Second Time Around – But Likely Dead for Now

    Congress: House Passes HR 37 Second Time Around – But Likely Dead for Now
    Last week, as noted in this article, the GOP passed the package of bills in HR 37 that got defeated a few weeks ago. This time, only a simple majority was needed to pass – and the House voted 271-154 to pass HR 37 (entitled the…
Rank this Week: 312

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/
  • Jan 23

    Magna Carta Friday – King John Guarantees The Freedom Of The English Church

    Magna Carta Friday – King John Guarantees The Freedom Of The English Church
    As I’ve mentioned, this year marks the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta by King John at Runnymede.  I previously posted the introduction and my translation of the original Latin of the 1215 version.  Today,…
  • Jan 22

    Some LLC Names Slip Past California’s Statutory Ban

    Some LLC Names Slip Past California’s Statutory Ban
    The California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act explicitly bans a number of different words from being included in LLC names: The name shall not include the words “bank,” “trust,” “trustee,”…
  • Jan 21

    SEC Charges Attorney For Allegedly False Legal Opinion

    SEC Charges Attorney For Allegedly False Legal Opinion
    Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced charges against an attorney who was allegedly involved in the filing of false registration statements.  The SEC’s order instituting proceedings alleges that the attorney…
Rank this Week: 336

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
  • Jan 22

    Florida Based Investment Advisor Firm Is Charged in Ponzi Scheme

    Florida Based Investment Advisor Firm Is Charged in Ponzi Scheme
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: The SEC has charged a Florida based investment advisor firm, Elm Tree Investment Advisors LLC, its founder Frederic Elm, and its private funds Elm…
  • Jan 21

    Wheat Ridge, Colorado Man Pleads Guilty to Orchestrating a $4.8 Million Ponzi Scheme

    Wheat Ridge, Colorado Man Pleads Guilty to Orchestrating a $4.8 Million Ponzi Scheme
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: Perry Sawano pled guilty to swindling investors in a $4.8 million Ponzi scheme between 2007 and 2013. Sawano was accused of running the scheme…
  • Jan 21

    UBS’ Richest Clients Chase After Dollars and Scrap Swiss Franc

    UBS’ Richest Clients Chase After Dollars and Scrap Swiss Franc
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: Last week, the Swiss National Bank abolished the franc’s three year-old cap of 1.20 per euro, which caused the currency to soar as much as 41 percent against…
Rank this Week: 104

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/
  • Jan 22

    Investor Alert - Owen Li crashes Canarsie Capital in New York

    Investor Alert - Owen Li crashes Canarsie Capital in New York
    Owen Li, the manager of Canarsie Capital has apparently lost nearly 100 million dollars in what he calls overzealous investments, which caused devastating losses.Fund managers who invest the funds assets in an inappropriate manner are liable…
  • Jan 20

    Failing to Reporting Customer Complaint

    Failing to Reporting Customer Complaint
    FINRA rules require firms, and brokers, to report certain customer complaints on the broker's Form U-4 within 30 days of receipt of the complaint. FINRA's requirements for complaint reporting are extremely broad, and quite frankly, unfair.…
  • Jan 16

    Swiss Franc Decision Leads to Massive Forex Losse

    Swiss Franc Decision Leads to Massive Forex Losse
    On January 15, 2015, the Swiss National Bank unexpectedly ended its three-year policy of maintaining a Swiss franc that was weaker than 1.20 euro. The effect of this decision on currency pairs containing either the Swiss Franc or the…
Rank this Week: 601

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Jan 22

    White House Proposes Expansive Data Breach Notification Bill

    White House Proposes Expansive Data Breach Notification Bill
    Last week, President Obama proposed wide-reaching legislation to establish a uniform, nationwide standard for data breach notifications that envisions a significant enforcement role for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The…
  • Jan 16

    House Takes Action to Delay Volcker Rule

    House Takes Action to Delay Volcker Rule
    On Wednesday, the House passed a bill that would further delay the full implementation of the Volcker Rule – a highly controversial rule introduced under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that prohibits banks…
  • Jan 14

    CFPB Director Cordray Touts Mortgage Servicing Progress, New Consumer Tool

    CFPB Director Cordray Touts Mortgage Servicing Progress, New Consumer Tool
    At a January 13 Brookings Institution event, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray delivered remarks on the current state of the mortgage market.Touting the recently enacted CFPB mortgage rules as evidence of…
Rank this Week: 1452

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/
  • Jan 22

    M&A Retention Plans: Market Trends & Best Practice

    M&A Retention Plans: Market Trends & Best Practice
    Here’s an excerpt from this recent Towers Watson memo from Scott Oberstaedt and Mary Chico: When we dissected the responses to identify retention plan design features and practices that were most effective in enhancing retention,…
  • Jan 21

    Model Rule Exempting M&A Brokers Proposed by NASAA

    Model Rule Exempting M&A Brokers Proposed by NASAA
    Here’s news from this blog by David Jenson of Stinson Leonard Street: The Broker-Dealer section of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) has proposed a model uniform state rule (the “Model Rule”)…
  • Jan 20

    League Tables: M&A Lawyer

    League Tables: M&A Lawyer
    Here’s a set of league tables from MergerMarket listing the law firms that most often represent companies in deals, broken out on a global and regional basis…
Rank this Week: 555

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
Rank this Week: 428

SEC Lawyers Blog

SEC Lawyers Blog

Covers stock fraud. By Sonn & Erez, PLC.

http://www.seclawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 21

    SEC Charges Elm Tree Investment Adviser and Manager in Fort Lauderdale, Florida-Based Fraud

    SEC Charges Elm Tree Investment Adviser and Manager in Fort Lauderdale, Florida-Based Fraud
    The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges and an asset freeze against Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based investment advisory firm, its manager, and three related funds in a scheme that raised more than $17 million since…
  • Jan 19

    FINRA Cautions Investors Regarding E-Cigarette Stock Scam

    FINRA Cautions Investors Regarding E-Cigarette Stock Scam
    FINRA recently issued an Investor Alert, "E-Cigarette Stock Scams: New Smoking Technology Could Light Up Pump-and-Dump Fraud." In the Alert, FINRA warns investors of aggressive promotions advertising stocks that allegedly capitalize on the…
  • Jan 9

    Sample Practices that Create Firm Liability for Customer Investment Losse

    Sample Practices that Create Firm Liability for Customer Investment Losse
    Securities firms and brokers can't always "blame it on the market" when it comes to investor losses. In addition to state and federal securities laws, FINRA rules impose obligations upon securities firms and brokers. In particular, FINRA…
Rank this Week: 166

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: 2129

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/
  • Jan 21

    New House Bill Aims to Reduce Some Dodd-Frank Regulatory Burden

    New House Bill Aims to Reduce Some Dodd-Frank Regulatory Burden
    On January 24, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that loosens certain Dodd-Frank requirements and reduces the scope of the SEC’s regulatory authority over certain private equity firms, small businesses, and emerging…
  • Jan 13

    Corporate Whistleblowing: Key Issues In Responding to Possible Violation

    Corporate Whistleblowing: Key Issues In Responding to Possible Violation
    The need to detect and investigate reported allegations of wrongdoing within a corporation has long been a fact of corporate life. In the last 15 years, however, a combination of circumstances has contributed to an explosion of activity in…
  • Jan 7

    Delaware Supreme Court Holds That Revlon Does Not Require An Active Market Check

    Delaware Supreme Court Holds That Revlon Does Not Require An Active Market Check
    On December 19, 2014, the Supreme Court of Delaware reversed the Delaware Court of Chancery’s November decision to preliminarily enjoin for 30 days a vote by C&J Energy Services stockholders on a merger with Nabors Red Lion Limited,…
Rank this Week: 3710

Securities Compliance Sentinel

Securities Compliance Sentinel

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

http://securitiescompliancesentinel.foxrothschild.com
  • Jan 21

    What Is Big Brother Focused On In 2015

    What Is Big Brother Focused On In 2015
    It is that time of year again.  The SEC Office of Compliance and Inspection (OCIE) has announced its examination priorities for 2015.  Knowing what these priorities are will help firms gauge their compliance and supervision efforts…
  • Jan 20

    Why You Need To Think Twice About That New Hire

    Why You Need To Think Twice About That New Hire
    Starting July 1, member firms are required to have written procedures to verify the accuracy and completeness of the information in a registered representative’s U-4 within 30 days of the U-4 being filed with FINRA.  The question…
  • Dec 23

    Whistleblower Tips Continue to Rise in 2014

    Whistleblower Tips Continue to Rise in 2014
    The number of whistleblower tips to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continues to rise, according to the SEC’s 2014 Annual Report to Congress on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program.  In the November 17, 2014 report,…
Rank this Week: 1153

Cady Bar the Door

Cady Bar the Door

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

http://www.secmiscellany.com
  • Jan 20

    Retrench of DOJ’s Equitable Sharing Program Could be Boon to N.C. School

    Retrench of DOJ’s Equitable Sharing Program Could be Boon to N.C. School
    “Equitable Sharing” sounds so reasonable.  Who could argue with it?  Here’s what it is, and what it does:  The Justice Department’s Equitable Sharing program allows federal law enforcement agencies to…
  • Jan 19

    The SEC Does Not Care about Its Injunction

    The SEC Does Not Care about Its Injunction
    It won’t surprise you to learn that the U.S. Code includes this provision: “A court of the United States shall have power to punish by fine or imprisonment, or both, at its discretion, such contempt of its authority . . . as . . .…
  • Jan 14

    Justice Department Files First FCPA Case of 2015, Reminds Lawyers to Watch Out

    Justice Department Files First FCPA Case of 2015, Reminds Lawyers to Watch Out
    Last week, the Justice Department filed the first FCPA case of 2015 when it indicted Dmitrij Harder, the former owner and president the Chestnut Consulting Group in Huntingdon Valley, Pa.  Here’s a summary paragraph from…
Rank this Week: 794

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
  • Jan 20

    BrokeAndBroker.com Blog by Bill Singer WEEK IN REVIEW

    BrokeAndBroker.com Blog by Bill Singer WEEK IN REVIEW
    Chinese Pharma Private Securities TransactionsAs the economy recovers from the Great Recession, a number of regulatory violations that had been somewhat dormant for the past few years are once again showing up on the radar screen. With…
  • Jan 20

    Chinese Pharma Private Securities Transaction

    Chinese Pharma Private Securities Transaction
    As the economy recovers from the Great Recession, a number of regulatory violations that had been somewhat dormant for the past few years are once again showing up on the radar screen. With increasing number of deals, we're also…
  • Jan 20

    The Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker and Wall Street CPA

    The Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker and Wall Street CPA
    Ya got your butcher, your baker, your candlestick maker. Ya also got your attorney, accountant, and federal contractor -- and, while you're at it, let's toss in a stockbroker. What the hell do the three characters in a nursery rhyme have to…
Rank this Week: 830

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/
  • Jan 20

    Comment by Feb. 16 on proposed uniform state model rule for M&A broker

    Comment by Feb. 16 on proposed uniform state model rule for M&A broker
    The Broker-Dealer Section of the North American Securities Administrators Association is seeking comments no later than Feb. 16, 2015, on a proposed uniform state model rule exempting certain merger and acquisition brokers from registration…
  • Dec 29

    Bill governing M&A brokers should resurface in 2015

    Bill governing M&A brokers should resurface in 2015
    During 2014, Congress has gained momentum toward creating an exemption from federal broker-dealer registration for “M&A brokers” who facilitate mergers, acquisitions, sales and similar transactions involving privately held…
  • Dec 3

    A compliance problem truly “Made in the USA”

    A compliance problem truly “Made in the USA”
    Following the expiration of a public comment period last week, the ink is now dry on the Federal Trade Commission’s consent decree against Made in USA Brand, LLC, settling charges that the Columbus, Ohio-based company sold its…
Rank this Week: 472

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

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

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Jan 19

    How to Comply with New York Blue Sky Laws?

    How to Comply with New York Blue Sky Laws?
    As I previously explained here, Rule 506 private placements involve the filing of a Form D with the SEC as well as complying with blue sky notice filings requirements in each state where the investors participating in the offering reside.…
  • Jan 19

    The SEC Increases Focus On Digital Currencie

    The SEC Increases Focus On Digital Currencie
    It is clear that the SEC has been focusing on securities fraud involving digital currencies.  In July 2013, the SEC charged Trendon T. Shavers, the founder and operator of Bitcoin Savings and Trust, with defrauding investors in a…
  • Dec 26

    Blue Sky Filings Made Easy?

    Blue Sky Filings Made Easy?
    One of the reasons that explains why Rule 506 offerings have been so popular as a means of conducting a private placement is because they are exempt from state regulation.  In 1996, the National Securities Markets Improvement Act…
Rank this Week: 731

100 F Street

100 F Street

Covers securities law for growing businesses. By Vanessa Schoenthaler.

http://100fstreet.com/
  • Jan 19

    CorpFin Won’t Be Expressing Views on 14a-8(i)(9) During the 2015 Proxy Season

    CorpFin Won’t Be Expressing Views on 14a-8(i)(9) During the 2015 Proxy Season
    Dear Blog, It’s been entirely too long and I miss you terribly. I had quit the crazy 2014, but as things are settling down now I plan to get back to you on a more regular basis. There are so many things that we need to…
  • Jul 9

    The SEC’s Latest C&DIs On Accredited Investors and Verifying Accredited Investor Statu

    The SEC’s Latest C&DIs On Accredited Investors and Verifying Accredited Investor Statu
    Last Thursday the Division of Corporation Finance released its latest set of Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (C&DIs) related to defined terms in Rule 501 of Regulation D and accredited investor…
  • Jun 28

    Chair White Offers Insight Into How the SEC Views Director

    Chair White Offers Insight Into How the SEC Views Director
    This past Monday night Chair White gave a keynote address at the 20th Annual Stanford Directors’ College where she spoke about the Commission’s “mindset” on certain matters relevant to directors.…
Rank this Week: 3302

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/
  • Jan 16

    UBS Settles SEC Dark Pool Case for $14M

    UBS Settles SEC Dark Pool Case for $14M
    A UBS AG (UBS) subsidiary has consented to pay $14.4 million to resolve Securities and Exchange Commission claims that the firm committed violations involving the marketing and operation of its dark pool. The subsidiary, UBS Securities LLC,…
  • Jan 15

    SEC Accuses Canadian Man of Fraudulent Trading Scam, Use of “Layering” Strategy

    SEC Accuses Canadian Man of Fraudulent Trading Scam, Use of “Layering” Strategy
    The Securities and Exchange Commission is charging a Canadian citizen with running a market manipulation scam that involved making orders to trick others into selling or purchasing U.S. publicly traded stocks at prices that were depressed or…
  • Jan 13

    Investment Adviser News: Barred Representative is Now a Finance Coach, Bellingham Man Gets Prison Term for Bilking Senior

    Investment Adviser News: Barred Representative is Now a Finance Coach, Bellingham Man Gets Prison Term for Bilking Senior
    According to the Securities and Exchange Commission, ex-investment adviser Sherwin Brown is continuing to offer financial advice even though the regulator barred him from the industry and ordered him to pay $1.3 million for allegedly…
Rank this Week: 284

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: 670

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/
Rank this Week: 2445

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: 210

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: 3696

Footnoted

Footnoted

Reports on actionable information in SEC filings.

http://www.footnoted.com/
Rank this Week: 3069

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: 3203

InvestorLawyers.net

InvestorLawyers.net

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

http://www.investorlawyers.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 424

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
  • Jan 7

    Man Sentence to 18-Months for Investment Scam

    Man Sentence to 18-Months for Investment Scam
    In Scottsdale, J'Sean Claude Butierries pleaded guilty to defrauding investors out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. He allegedly used the ill-gotten gains to buy himself luxury items like a $195,000 Audi and cosmetic surgery for his wife…
  • Jan 5

    SEC Charges Unlicensed Man with Scamming Investor

    SEC Charges Unlicensed Man with Scamming Investor
    Vinay Kumar Nevatia, of Palo Alto, has been charged by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly reselling almost $900,000 stock shares of an off-shore company, CSS Technologies (Mauritius) Limited, already owned by eight…
  • Jan 1

    Broker Barred from Practice for Stealing from Elderly

    Broker Barred from Practice for Stealing from Elderly
    Jeffrey McClure, a former employee of Wells Fargo Advisors and an affiliated bank in California, was recently barred from the securities industry after stealing almost $89,000 from an elderly customer. Between December 2012 and August 2014,…
Rank this Week: 3517

Cosgrove Law Securities and…

Cosgrove Law Securities and Investment Blog

News and commentary on the latest securities and investment developments.

http://securitiesandinvestmentblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 7

    Arbitration's Cancer – The Systemic Bias Created by the Co-existence of Paid Arbitrators, Arbitrator Strikes, and Award Historie

    Arbitration's Cancer – The Systemic Bias Created by the Co-existence of Paid Arbitrators, Arbitrator Strikes, and Award Historie
    One of the cornerstones of the rules of judicial ethics is that bias is to be avoided or ferreted out.  The intolerance for bias in our judiciary is not limited to overt bias.  Indeed, it has been said: “because bias is so…
  • Dec 16

    Are You Stuck in a REIT?

    Are You Stuck in a REIT?
    Realty Capital Securities, LLC (RCS) is a Boston-based unit of American Realty Capital (ARC).  According to its website, ARC is a “full service investment advisory firm sponsoring a series of investment programs with an emphasis on…
  • Nov 30

    What Will be on the SEC’s 2015 Exam Priorities for Investment Advisers?

    What Will be on the SEC’s 2015 Exam Priorities for Investment Advisers?
    Each January, The SEC’s National Exam Program (“NEP”) issues examination priorities for the year ahead.  The priorities are based upon the SEC’s evaluation of those areas in the financial markets that it believes…
Rank this Week: 1615

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/
  • Jan 7

    SEC Affirms FINRA Sanctions for Broker Taking Client Info. to New Firm

    SEC Affirms FINRA Sanctions for Broker Taking Client Info. to New Firm
    On December 15, 2014, the SEC affirmed a FINRA disciplinary action finding that a broker violated Conduct Rule 2110 when that broker downloaded certain confidential and nonpublic customer information for more than 2000 clients of his former…
  • Dec 19

    Lessons learned from putting on "the Suit."

    Lessons learned from putting on "the Suit."
    Every now and then I use my blog to share with you things not necessarily related to the law, or to our practice areas of financial markets law, estate planning or business law. Today's one of those days, and I...
  • Dec 9

    SEC Sanctions Audit Firm

    SEC Sanctions Audit Firm
    The SEC announced settled administrative proceedings against eight audit firms for alleged violations of the auditor independence rules in connection with audits of broker-dealers. According to the SEC's press release, in agreeing to settle…
Rank this Week: 2235

Hedge Fund Law Blog

Hedge Fund Law Blog

Covers hedge fund laws and starting a hedge fund.

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

    Cole-Frieman & Mallon LLP 2014 Fourth Quarter Update

    Cole-Frieman & Mallon LLP 2014 Fourth Quarter Update
    www.colefrieman.com December 29, 2014 Clients, Friends, Associates: December is the busiest month of the year for most private fund managers. In addition to end of year administrative upkeep, the regulatory landscape has shifted dramatically…
  • Dec 4

    Hedge Fund Events December 2014

    Hedge Fund Events December 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: December 3, 2014 Sponsor: Morgan Stanley Event: Dive into New Portfolio Strategies Location: New…
  • Nov 11

    3rd Annual Alternative Investments Summit – November 20th

    3rd Annual Alternative Investments Summit – November 20th
    Please see below information on the Seattle Investment Association event on November 20th. **** The Seattle Alternative Investment Association, together with the CFA Society of Seattle, invites you to join us on November 20th, 2014 for the…
Rank this Week: 935

Sharesleuth.com

Sharesleuth.com

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

http://sharesleuth.com/
  • Dec 31

    Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: Where are the Go-Karts?

    Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: Where are the Go-Karts?
    When the global economy collapsed in the fall of 2008, the sharp drop in consumer spending threw the power sports industry into a steep decline. Sales of motorcycles, go-karts and all-terrain vehicles each plunged by 30 percent or more,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 460

TRACE Blog

TRACE Blog

Covers anti-bribery compliance.

http://traceblog.org/
  • Dec 24

    Top 10 of 2014 – Vote on the Year’s Biggest Compliance Story

    Top 10 of 2014 – Vote on the Year’s Biggest Compliance Story
    It’s been quite a year in the world of anti-bribery compliance.  Here at TRACE, we’ve compiled our “Top 10 List” based on your poll results over the last twelve months. Read through the list below for a look…
  • Dec 19

    Day 10: Online Training

    Day 10: Online Training
    For the final day of our holiday promotion, TRACE is offering one company complimentary access to our online training for one year. Our system administrators will set the winner up with a branded platform to train up to 500…
  • Dec 18

    Day 9: In-Person Training

    Day 9: In-Person Training
    Supplement your training program with a customized, in-person training session conducted by one of our experienced FCPA attorneys. This half-day session will enable one lucky company to train their employees on anti-bribery regulations and…
Rank this Week: 2679