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The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Aug 28

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)
    We are discussing some of the issues raised by Peter Henning in his DealBook column, The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.   In any event, the limits on discovery, the fact that ALJ decisions are…
  • Aug 26

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)
    Peter Henning wrote an interesting piece over at DealBook on the SEC's use of administrative proceedings in place of actions in federal district court.  See The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.…
  • Aug 26

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 60

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…
  • Aug 25

    Global Digital Solutions of West Palm Beach, FL and CEO Charged with Fraud

    Global Digital Solutions of West Palm Beach, FL and CEO Charged with Fraud
    Going Public LawyerOn August 12, 2016 the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged West Palm Beach-based Global Digital Solutions, former chairman and CEO Richard Sullivan, and former CFO David Loppert with…
Rank this Week: 80

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
  • Aug 26

    Adviser Barred from Industry and Ordered to Pay $4 million in Fine

    Adviser Barred from Industry and Ordered to Pay $4 million in Fine
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:The Securities and Exchange Commission recently announced that it barred investment adviser Dawn J. Bennett of the Bennett Group from the securities industry for exaggerating her…
  • Aug 25

    Morgan Stanley to Pay Adviser $2.5M in a Defamation Claim

    Morgan Stanley to Pay Adviser $2.5M in a Defamation Claim
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:An independent adviser named Dale Cerbert of The Villages, Florida was awarded $2.5 million by FINRA relating to a defamation claim he made against Morgan Stanley after his dismissal from…
  • Aug 24

    Two Ex-Brokers Pocketed $5M in Client Fund

    Two Ex-Brokers Pocketed $5M in Client Fund
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:The SEC recently won a court order which froze the assets of two former brokers (James Hugh Brennan III, 67, and Douglas Albert Dyer, 56), who raised more than $5 million from clients and…
Rank this Week: 168

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
  • Aug 24

    Robert Ciacco (Network 1 Financial) Has Two Regulatory Sanction

    Robert Ciacco (Network 1 Financial) Has Two Regulatory Sanction
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on August 16, 2016 indicate that New York-based Network 1 Financial Securities broker Robert Ciacco Jr. has been the subject of customer complaints and…
  • Aug 24

    Matthew Lilleberg Has Unauthorized Trading Complaint

    Matthew Lilleberg Has Unauthorized Trading Complaint
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on August 16, 2016 indicate that Minnesota-based Moloney Securities broker/adviser Matthew Lilleberg has been the subject of customer complaints. The…
  • Aug 23

    William Lellyett (Raymond James) Has Customer Complaint

    William Lellyett (Raymond James) Has Customer Complaint
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on August 16, 2016 indicate that Georgia-based Raymond James & Associates broker/adviser William Lellyett, Jr. has been the subject of several…
Rank this Week: 158

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/
  • Aug 26

    Three Considerations For Drafting A Code of Business Conduct

    Three Considerations For Drafting A Code of Business Conduct
    Although the Securities and Exchange Commission does not require that a company adopt a code of business conduct and ethics, I would be very surprised to hear of an SEC reporting company that has not adopted such a code.  Item 406…
  • Aug 25

    Are Alternate Committee Members “Then Serving”?

    Are Alternate Committee Members “Then Serving”?
    A number of amendments to Delaware’s General Corporation Law took effect at the beginning of this month.  One of these changes was to establish a default quorum requirement for meetings of committees of corporate boards of…
  • Aug 24

    Chevron Deference In California

    Chevron Deference In California
    In mid July, the House of Representatives passed the Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2016, H.R. 4768 (SOPRA).  If enacted, the SOPRA would amend the federal Administrative Procedure Act to require a reviewing court to…
Rank this Week: 248

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: 264

Page Perry LLC Blog

Page Perry LLC Blog

Covers securities broker abuses, early retirement scams, elder abuses, subprime mortages, collateralized debt obligations, and annuities.

http://www.pageperry.com/blog/
  • Jul 16

    CYNK Latest Wall Street Trap?

    CYNK Latest Wall Street Trap?
    Cynk is a social network company that has no revenue, no assets, and no profits. Until last week, it was the hottest stock on Wall Street, according to a Business Insider report by Hunter Walker and Julia La Roche (July 14, 2014).  Its…
  • Jul 14

    Former LPL Broker Jason Parker Leaves Trail Of Complaint

    Former LPL Broker Jason Parker Leaves Trail Of Complaint
    By law, a broker has to recommend suitable investments. To be considered suitable, an investment should align with the client’s investment objectives. Dumping all client funds into a single foreign stock, despite the client’s low…
  • Jun 13

    Pension Advisers Fall Under Scrutiny

    Pension Advisers Fall Under Scrutiny
    The problem of conflicts of interest for pension advisers attracted Congressional attention, according to a Wall Street Journal article by Dan Fitzpatrick  (June 9, 2014).  U.S. Representative George Miller (D., Calif.) has written…
Rank this Week: 284

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/
  • Aug 25

    Disclosure-Only Settlements: Mootness Fee

    Disclosure-Only Settlements: Mootness Fee
    Here’s news from this alert from Cleary Gottlieb: As a result of courts’ continued disfavor of disclosure-only settlements, more defendants have decided to issue supplemental disclosures that would unilaterally moot any disclosure…
  • Aug 23

    September-October Issue: Deal Lawyers Print Newsletter

    September-October Issue: Deal Lawyers Print Newsletter
    This September-October issue of the Deal Lawyers print newsletter has been posted – & also sent to the printers – and includes articles on: – “This is the Business We’ve Chosen…” –…
  • Aug 22

    FINRA Relaxes Rules for M&A and Private Placement Broker

    FINRA Relaxes Rules for M&A and Private Placement Broker
    As noted in this blog by Steve Quinlivan, the SEC has approved – in this Order – a series of FINRA rules that are meant to simplify regulation of firms engaged as M&A brokers and those who conduct other limited…
Rank this Week: 314

Sharesleuth.com

Sharesleuth.com

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

http://sharesleuth.com/
  • Nov 22

    SEC expands fraud case to include Lenco Mobile, subject of a prior Sharesleuth investigation

    SEC expands fraud case to include Lenco Mobile, subject of a prior Sharesleuth investigation
    The Securities and Exchange Commission has quietly expanded its fraud case against financier Izak Zirk De Maison, adding seven more people as codefendants and identifying five more stocks he used in his schemes. According to the SEC’s…
  • Feb 4

    Trick Play: Memorabilia company peddled Patriots, Seahawks gear with forged player autograph

    Trick Play: Memorabilia company peddled Patriots, Seahawks gear with forged player autograph
      Just days after the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots claimed their spots in Super Bowl XLIX, a memorabilia company called The Highland Mint contacted customers with a tantalizing list of autographed collectibles. Highland…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 325

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/
  • Dec 31

    Puerto Rico Will Make $330M in Bond Payments, Defaults on About $37M

    Puerto Rico Will Make $330M in Bond Payments, Defaults on About $37M
    The U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico will pay about $330 million of what it owes on general obligation bonds, while defaulting on bonds of approximately $37 million that are mostly owed to the Puerto Rico Infrastructure Financing Authority…
  • Dec 26

    Man Released from Prison Faces New Fraud Charges in $11M Investor Stock Scam

    Man Released from Prison Faces New Fraud Charges in $11M Investor Stock Scam
    The Securities and Exchange Commission is charging Edward Durante with bilking investors once again. Durante, who already served a 10-year sentence for a previous securities fraud conviction, is accused of using different aliases to defraud…
  • Aug 22

    Two Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against Santander Securities Over Puerto Rico Municipal Bond

    Two Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against Santander Securities Over Puerto Rico Municipal Bond
    Two investors, seeking to recover the investment losses they sustained in Puerto Rico municipal bonds, are pursuing a FINRA arbitration claim against Santander Securities LLC. According to the case, the Puerto Rican investors are claiming…
Rank this Week: 355

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 2

    The Difference Between Arbitration and Mediation in a Divorce

    The Difference Between Arbitration and Mediation in a Divorce
    GUEST POST By Steven Madel As you already know, it can get ugly fast during a divorce. Or, on occasion, the married couple holds no animosity toward one another and is ready to split amicably. Depending on your particular situation, you may…
  • Jul 30

    Customers File Complaints Against Meyers Associates Broker Matthew Silato

    Customers File Complaints Against Meyers Associates Broker Matthew Silato
    The securities lawyers of Gana LLP are investigating customer complaints filed with The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) against broker Matthew Silato (Silato).  According to BrokerCheck records there are at least…
  • Jul 26

    Broker Investigation: Meyers Associates Advisor Craig Langweiler

    Broker Investigation: Meyers Associates Advisor Craig Langweiler
    The securities lawyers of Gana LLP are investigating customer complaints filed with The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) against broker Craig Langweiler (Langweiler).  According to BrokerCheck records there are at…
Rank this Week: 383

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/
  • Dec 31

    SEC’s Report Evaluates The Definition of An Accredited Investor

    SEC’s Report Evaluates The Definition of An Accredited Investor
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has put out a report assessing the definition of who qualifies as an accredited investor. The 2010 Dodd-Frank Act mandates that this definition be reevaluated every four years. Accredited…
  • Dec 29

    Wells Fargo Sued by Commerz Bank in Mortgage-Backed Securities Case

    Wells Fargo Sued by Commerz Bank in Mortgage-Backed Securities Case
    Commerzbank is suing Wells Fargo (WFC) for losses sustained on failed mortgage-backed securities (MBS). The German finance firm claims the California lending giant did not properly supervise MBS during the housing bubble, which Commerzbank…
  • Aug 19

    Tax Whistleblowers Are Entitled to Award When There Are Civil Forfeitures and Criminal Fines, Rules Court

    Tax Whistleblowers Are Entitled to Award When There Are Civil Forfeitures and Criminal Fines, Rules Court
    The U.S. Tax Court has ruled that tax whistleblowers are entitled to a reward when criminal fines and penalties are collected. The ruling in this particular case found that two whistleblowers had a right to receive a $17.7M reward in the…
Rank this Week: 475

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    California leads: Public pension funds must disclose private equity fee

    California leads: Public pension funds must disclose private equity fee
    By Jay Fishman, J.D. California, by passing a bill, has taken the lead on requiring all public pension funds to publicly disclose the various fees paid to private equity managers on Wall Street. Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 2833,…
  • Aug 25

    Commodities 'spoofing statute' survives constitutional challenge

    Commodities 'spoofing statute' survives constitutional challenge
    By Anne Sherry, J.D.Defendants accused by the CFTC of spoofing activity in futures contracts lost a challenge to the constitutionality of the Commodity Exchange Act and a CFTC regulation. 3Red Trading, LLC, and its principal allegedly engaged…
  • Aug 24

    'Deplorable’ conduct will cost shady CEO $7.M in rival’s attorney fee

    'Deplorable’ conduct will cost shady CEO $7.M in rival’s attorney fee
    By Amy Leisinger, J.D.The Delaware Court of Chancery has ordered the CEO of TransPerfect Global, Inc. to pay over $7.1 million in sanctions to his former girlfriend and business partner. The court found that the CEO made false statements in…
Rank this Week: 471

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/
  • Aug 26

    Investor Alert: Christopher Ariola

    Investor Alert: Christopher Ariola
    Have you suffered losses investing with Christopher Ariola, and Bay Mutual Financial? If so, the attorneys at The White Law Group may be able to help. According to FINRA, a complaint was recently filed…
  • Aug 25

    Investor Alert: JP Morgan Chase Pays $950,000

    Investor Alert: JP Morgan Chase Pays $950,000
    On July 27th, 2016, JP Morgan Securities (JPMS) and JP Morgan Chase Bank (JPMCB) entered into a Consent Agreement with the Indiana Securities Commission. JPMCP consented to the entry of the agreement that alleged they had engaged…
  • Aug 25

    SEC Charges 71 Municipal Issuers with Violation

    SEC Charges 71 Municipal Issuers with Violation
    On August 24th, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced enforcement actions against 71 municipal issuers for violations in municipal bond offerings. According to the press release, the charges were brought  under…
Rank this Week: 501

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: 543

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/
  • Apr 28

    Call for Papers AALS Section on Securities Regulation - 2017 AALS Annual Meeting

    Call for Papers AALS Section on Securities Regulation - 2017 AALS Annual Meeting
    The AALS Section on Securities Regulation invites papers for its program on “Securities Regulation and Technological Change” at the 2017 AALS annual meeting. TOPIC DESCRIPTION: This panel discussion will explore the intersection of…
  • Apr 28

    Save the Date: Central States Law Schools Scholarship Conference

    Save the Date: Central States Law Schools Scholarship Conference
    The Central States Law Schools Association 2016 Scholarship Conference will be held on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 at the University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks, ND. CSLSA is an organization of law…
  • Apr 28

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Ivet A. Bell, Note, The Constitutionality of the SEC Pay to Play Rule: Why 206(4)-5 Survives the Deregulatory Trend in Campaign Finance, 49…
Rank this Week: 500

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Aug 26

    Disclosure Effectiveness: Item 400 Series “Proposal”

    Disclosure Effectiveness: Item 400 Series “Proposal”
    Yesterday, as the latest in Corp Fin’s disclosure effectiveness project, the SEC posted an 8-page “request for comment” on the disclosure requirements in Subpart 400 of Regulation S-K. The scant press release named three…
  • Aug 25

    Hi. I’m the New Guy.

    Hi. I’m the New Guy.
    Hello everybody, I’m John Jenkins – the newest editor here at TheCorporateCounsel.net.  Some of you may have noticed me lurking around the “Q&A Forums” while Broc has been struggling valiantly…
  • Aug 24

    Shareholder Proposal Proponents: Why Do Individuals Bother to Do It?

    Shareholder Proposal Proponents: Why Do Individuals Bother to Do It?
    This Cooley blog describes this new study by Professors Larcker & Tayan about why individual shareholder proponents bother to submit shareholder proposals to companies. I appreciate the professors mentioning my article about the Gilbert…
Rank this Week: 605

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/
  • Jul 27

    Equity Compensation: Not Just for CEOs Anymore

    Equity Compensation: Not Just for CEOs Anymore
    Equity compensation, also known as a stock award, is a form of non-cash compensation that represents ownership in a company.  If the company does well and the value of its stock goes up, the future value of the stock award could be…
  • Jul 27

    Equity Compensation: Not Just for CEOs Anymore

    Equity Compensation: Not Just for CEOs Anymore
    Equity compensation, also known as a stock award, is a form of non-cash compensation that represents ownership in a company.  If the company does well and the value of its stock goes up, the future value of the stock award could be…
  • Jul 8

    Broker Obligations When Selling Municipal Bond

    Broker Obligations When Selling Municipal Bond
    Many brokers and customers mistakenly believe that municipal bonds are always a “safe” place to be.  The recent debacle in Puerto Rico proves this is not the case. The law imposes special obligations upon brokers who sell…
Rank this Week: 561

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Mar 16

    Secondary Sales and An Investor Covenant You Don’t Want To Mi

    Secondary Sales and An Investor Covenant You Don’t Want To Mi
    Dear Readers: This is a post I co-wrote with Joe Wallin, who has published the almost identical post here. If you are investing in early stage companies, there are certain deal terms you want. Most you probably know already: if...
  • Mar 11

    A Gift from Congress to Angel

    A Gift from Congress to Angel
    The picture here was taken by Joe Wallin, who was on a panel with me, Gary Kocher of K&L Gates, Tom Alberg of Madrona Ventures, and Dan Rosen of the Alliance of Angels, talking to the Angel Capital Association's NW...
  • Mar 3

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)
    "On a relative basis, issuances claiming the new Rule 506(c) exemption have accounted for only 2.1% of the reported capital raised pursuant to Rule 506 since becoming effective in September 2014." So reads a key finding of a report,…
Rank this Week: 596

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/
  • Feb 3

    A Couple Of Things Not To Do In The NC Business Court

    A Couple Of Things Not To Do In The NC Business Court
    The NC Business Court's decision last month in Krawiec v. Manly, 2016 NCBC 7, illustrates a couple of things not to do in the Court. Don't Make "Aiding and Abetting" Claims The Plaintiff made a claim against some of the Defendants for aiding…
  • Jan 18

    Arbitration Provision Which Completely Prohibited Any Discovery Enforced By NC Business court.

    Arbitration Provision Which Completely Prohibited Any Discovery Enforced By NC Business court.
    I don't draft arbitration provisions in agreements, but if I did I would not draft one like the one in Taggart v. Physicians Pharmacy Alliance, Inc.  Not because it turned out to be unenforceable, but because it was found to be…
  • Jan 12

    NC Business Court Revokes Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Lawyer

    NC Business Court Revokes Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Lawyer
    Judge McGuire came down pretty hard on a Florida attorney admitted pro hac vice (meaning "for this one particular occasion") by another Superior Court Judge, in McCarthy v. Hampton, 2016NCBC 4.  He revoked the lawyer's admission and…
Rank this Week: 572

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/
  • Aug 26

    FINRA's Broker Recruiting Rules Explained - By FINRA

    FINRA's Broker Recruiting Rules Explained - By FINRA
    It was a silly rule, designed to address a problem that did not exist and that was gutted before adoption.It should have been canned entirely, and what is left is another meaningless regulationFrequently Asked Questions Regarding FINRA Rule…
  • Aug 26

    A Look at FINRA's Years under Ketchum and What's Ahead

    A Look at FINRA's Years under Ketchum and What's Ahead
    Interesting article at RIABiz regarding the retirement of Rick Ketchum, the fact that there are two outsiders replacing him, and the problems FINRA faces going forward.What FINRA's CEO shuffle reveals about its waning viability as the…
  • Aug 26

    SEC: Purported Green Technology Company Defrauding Investor

    SEC: Purported Green Technology Company Defrauding Investor
    The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a California-based company and two executives with using baseless financial projections and other misleading statements to defraud investors in a venture to manufacture…
Rank this Week: 835

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Aug 24

    Guest Post: Company Directors Who Cannot Read or Understand English Warned by Australian Court

    Guest Post: Company Directors Who Cannot Read or Understand English Warned by Australian Court
    In our increasingly global economy, corporate boards are increasingly diverse, and among the diversities boards increasingly encompass are geographic and cultural diversity. However, while diverse directors may serve for many reasons, they…
  • Aug 23

    Interview with Christopher Bogart, CEO of Litigation Funding Firm Burford Capital

    Interview with Christopher Bogart, CEO of Litigation Funding Firm Burford Capital
    One of the most noteworthy recent developments in the litigation arena has been the rise of litigation funding.  Litigation funding is well-established in Australia and Canada, and it is becoming increasingly important elsewhere. Among…
  • Aug 22

    Another Round of Frisbee Photo

    Another Round of Frisbee Photo
    Readers continue to send in their pictures taken with their Tenth Anniversary edition D&O Diary Frisbees. The Frisbee Photos have been taken in locations both far and near, with the most recent collection including a very heavy…
Rank this Week: 724

Representing Investors

Representing Investors

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

http://www.investorprotection.com/blog
  • Aug 11

    FINRA Targets Business Development Companies (BDCs)

    FINRA Targets Business Development Companies (BDCs)
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) has launched an examination sweep of non-traded business development companies (“BDCs”), the latest alternative investment product to receive increased scrutiny…
  • Jun 28

    Merrill Lynch Market-Linked Notes: Investor Beware?

    Merrill Lynch Market-Linked Notes: Investor Beware?
    Merrill Lynch underwrites, manages and markets the sale of Market-Linked Notes issued by its parent company, Bank of America Corporation, and numerous other unaffiliated banks. Market-Linked Notes were purportedly recommended by Merrill Lynch…
  • Jun 22

    SEC Places Merrill Lynch in its Crosshairs over Sales of Structured Note

    SEC Places Merrill Lynch in its Crosshairs over Sales of Structured Note
    A recent article in The Wall Street Journal (“SEC Readies Case Against Merrill Lynch Over Notes That Lost 95%”) stated that the Securities and Exchange Commission is preparing a civil enforcement case against Merrill Lynch over a…
Rank this Week: 734

Cosgrove Law Securities and…

Cosgrove Law Securities and Investment Blog

News and commentary on the latest securities and investment developments.

http://securitiesandinvestmentblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    A SHOT ACROSS THE BOW OF ROBO-ADVISERS

    A SHOT ACROSS THE BOW OF ROBO-ADVISERS
    The Massachusetts Securities Division – one of the most active and sophisticated in the nation – recently issued a Policy Statement “to provide its state-registered investment advisers who establish concurrent or…
  • Jul 29

    A SHOT ACROSS THE BOW OF ROBO-ADVISERS

    A SHOT ACROSS THE BOW OF ROBO-ADVISERS
    The Massachusetts Securities Division – one of the most active and sophisticated in the nation – recently issued a Policy Statement “to provide its state-registered investment advisers who establish concurrent or…
  • Jul 19

    84 Year Old Takes on Edward Jones for Unauthorized Trading

    84 Year Old Takes on Edward Jones for Unauthorized Trading
    An elderly St. Louis man has filed a FINRA arbitration claim against Edward Jones and one of its financial advisers. The elderly client alleges that the financial adviser over-rode his objections to liquidating over a thousand shares of…
Rank this Week: 684

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Covers securities law. By Fitapelli | Kurta.

http://www.securitieslawattorneys.net/
  • Aug 24

    Tony Duggins Has FINRA Sanction and Outstanding Tax Lien

    Tony Duggins Has FINRA Sanction and Outstanding Tax Lien
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on August 16, 2016 indicate that New York-based Spartan Capital Securities broker Tony Duggins has received customer complaints. The securities and…
  • Aug 23

    Emilio Disanluciano Has an Outstanding Civil Judgment

    Emilio Disanluciano Has an Outstanding Civil Judgment
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on August 16, 2016 indicate that New Jersey-based Morpheus Securities broker Emilio Disanluciano, also known as Antonio Disanluciano, has been the…
  • Aug 23

    Dennis Mehringer Subject of Two Ongoing FINRA Investigation

    Dennis Mehringer Subject of Two Ongoing FINRA Investigation
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on August 16, 2016 indicate that California-based Western International Securities broker/adviser Dennis Mehringer is the subject of a pending FINRA…
Rank this Week: 907

Wall Street Investment Fraud…

Wall Street Investment Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers Ponzi schemes, investment fraud, and other scams. By The Doss Firm.

http://www.wallstreetinvestmentfraudlawyer.com/
  • May 10

    Attention Former Customers of Leavitt Freeman Sanders: You May Be Able To Recover Your Investment Losse

    Attention Former Customers of Leavitt Freeman Sanders: You May Be Able To Recover Your Investment Losse
    Our firm has already filed many individual lawsuits alleging, among other things, investment fraud against Leavitt Sanders and the firms that he traded through.  Those firms include Invest Financial, Triad Advisors, Capital Asset…
  • May 4

    Record Oil Industry Bankruptcies Take a Toll on Investor

    Record Oil Industry Bankruptcies Take a Toll on Investor
    Reuters reports that bankruptcies in the U.S. oil industry have reached record levels.  The number of bankrupt oil and gas companies is 59 and counting, and we are not even half-way through the wave of bankruptcy filings, according to a…
  • Mar 10

    Greenville Broker Claus Foerster Indicted in $2.8 Million Ponzi Scheme

    Greenville Broker Claus Foerster Indicted in $2.8 Million Ponzi Scheme
    A South Carolina grand jury has indicted a Greenville broker named Claus Foerster for defrauding his clients out of $2.8 million.  According to news reports, the indictments states that Foerster persuaded clients to invest in a…
Rank this Week: 960

White Collar Fraud

White Collar Fraud

Covers white collar crime, securities fraud, the accounting profession, internal controls and Sarbanes-Oxley. By Sam E. Antar.

http://whitecollarfraud.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    Overstock.com Hatchet Man Judd Bagley's Downward Spiral: Junkie, Confessed Criminal, Admitted Adulterer

    Overstock.com Hatchet Man Judd Bagley's Downward Spiral: Junkie, Confessed Criminal, Admitted Adulterer
    In the years that I’ve written extensively about Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK), I have always been amazed about its bizarre CEO Patrick Byrne and the gang of misfits he has surrounded himself with. By far, the worst was a real loser…
  • Feb 5

    Crook vs. Crook: Why Former Congressman Michael Grimm is a Dumb Crook

    Crook vs. Crook: Why Former Congressman Michael Grimm is a Dumb Crook
    In my first segment of a series of Op-ed articles about white-collar crime on CNBC, I examine the case of former Republican Congressman Michael Grimm who recently pleaded guilty to income tax evasion and awaits sentencing on June 8, 2015.New…
  • Dec 31

    White Collar Fraud List of Blog Posts for 2014

    White Collar Fraud List of Blog Posts for 2014
    December 19, 2014: Cleveland.com - Crazy Eddie CFO shares how companies trick auditors and fleece investors: Plain Dealing, by Sheryl HarrisDecember 3, 2014: Going Concern - Ex-Crazy Eddie CFO's 10 Tips for Advancing Your Accounting Career by…
Rank this Week: 1091

Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

http://www.ponzitracker.com/
  • Jan 27

    SEC Charges Wisconsin Man With $10.4 Million Ponzi Scheme

    SEC Charges Wisconsin Man With $10.4 Million Ponzi Scheme
    A Wisconsin man was charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission with operating a Ponzi scheme that took in more than $10 million from at least 122 investors.  Loren Holzhueter, 69, was the subject of an emergency enforcement action…
  • Jan 26

    Ohio CPA Gets 21 Years For Role In $40 Million Ponzi Scheme

    Ohio CPA Gets 21 Years For Role In $40 Million Ponzi Scheme
    An Ohio man was sentenced to serve twenty-one years in federal prison for his role in funnelling investors to the massive "Black Diamond" Ponzi scheme that ultimately duped over 400 investors out of at least $40 million.  Jonathan…
  • Jan 26

    California Men Plead Guilty To $100 Million ATM Ponzi Scheme

    California Men Plead Guilty To $100 Million ATM Ponzi Scheme
    Two California men have entered guilty pleas to operating a massive Ponzi scheme that allegedly caused losses of over $100 million to victims who thought they were investing in a profitable ATM leasing operation.  Joel Barry Gillis, 74,…
Rank this Week: 1059

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    BROKER REPORT: Anthony Joslin

    BROKER REPORT: Anthony Joslin
    The investment and securities fraud attorneys at Malecki Law are interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding Garden State Securities financial advisor Anthony Joslin. According to his BrokerCheck report maintained by…
  • Aug 24

    Top Wealth Managers with Questionable Record

    Top Wealth Managers with Questionable Record
    Forbes recently published a list of America’s Top Wealth Advisors. This list is published annually and rates thousands of advisors based on asset under their management, revenue, experience, and compliance. The Malecki Law team noticed…
  • Aug 23

    BROKER REPORT: Brett Baffa

    BROKER REPORT: Brett Baffa
    Malecki Law’s team of investment fraud attorneys are interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding broker Brett A. Baffa. Mr. Baffa was most recently licensed through NYLife Securities before being terminated by the…
Rank this Week: 1761

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

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

    SEC Takes Aim at Settlement Agreements that Waive Whistleblower Award

    SEC Takes Aim at Settlement Agreements that Waive Whistleblower Award
    Over the past two weeks, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) further elevated its already robust whistleblower protection efforts. Its most recent enforcement activity takes aim at employee severance agreements that purport to limit…
  • Aug 23

    CFPB’s Proposed Arbitration Rule Prompts Thousands of Comment

    CFPB’s Proposed Arbitration Rule Prompts Thousands of Comment
    The comment period for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s proposed arbitration rulemaking ended on Monday, and the Bureau received nearly 11,000 comments both strongly supporting and opposing the proposed rule.  As…
  • Aug 9

    CFPB Proposes Multiple Changes to TRID “Know Before You Owe” Rule

    CFPB Proposes Multiple Changes to TRID “Know Before You Owe” Rule
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) recently issued 293 pages of proposed changes (the “Amendments”) to the federal mortgage disclosure requirements it propounded in October 2015 commonly known as the…
Rank this Week: 1333

Tim O'Connor's Blog

Tim O'Connor's Blog

Covers stockbroker fraud.

http://stockbrokerlaw.com/tim-oconnors-blog
  • Aug 23

    The SEC Announces Operation Invest Wisely to Educate Military Personnel and Their Familie

    The SEC Announces Operation Invest Wisely to Educate Military Personnel and Their Familie
    The SEC has announced in its Investing Basics series, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has announced Operation Invest Wisely to promote investing education and resources for military service members and their families. Too often,…
  • Aug 15

    Prudential Annuities Distributors, Inc. Fined by FINRA for Failing to Detect Variable Annuity Scheme

    Prudential Annuities Distributors, Inc. Fined by FINRA for Failing to Detect Variable Annuity Scheme
    In a Press Release dated Tuesday, July 19, 2016, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced a finding against Prudential Annuities Distributors, Inc. for failing to detect forged variable annuity withdrawal requests from a…
  • Aug 11

    Merrill Lynch Fined for Disclosure Failures on Note

    Merrill Lynch Fined for Disclosure Failures on Note
    The SEC and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced an assessment of a $5,000,000 fine against Merrill Lynch for misleading information relating to its strategic return notes. Merrill Lynch sold over $168,000,000 worth of…
Rank this Week: 1782

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: 1619

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

http://www.the10b-5daily.com/
  • Aug 19

    A More Sober Approach

    A More Sober Approach
    The author of The 10b-5 Daily has a guest post on Forbes concerning the use of confidential witnesses in securities class actions.  Please give it a read.
  • Jul 6

    Scienter Samba

    Scienter Samba
    The Sixth Circuit continues to be a source of interesting opinions regarding corporate scienter.  In 2014, the court held in its Omnicare decision that only a limited set of corporate officers (including officers who had either…
  • May 25

    Shaky Ground

    Shaky Ground
    In Halliburton II, the U.S. Supreme Court held that defendants can rebut the fraud-on-the-market presumption of reliance at the class certification stage with evidence of a lack of stock price impact.  In a typical case, where the…
Rank this Week: 1390

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/
  • Aug 19

    Rights offering amendments for TSXV issuer

    Rights offering amendments for TSXV issuer
    Amendments to TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) Policy 4.5 – Rights Offerings are now in effect reflecting guidance released by the TSXV earlier this year following the adoption by the Canadian Securities Administrators (the CSA) of…
  • Aug 19

    T+2 settlement prompts proposed amendments to NI 24-101 and publication of consultation paper

    T+2 settlement prompts proposed amendments to NI 24-101 and publication of consultation paper
    The migration to a standard T+2 settlement cycle on September 5, 2017 is part of the impetus for amendments proposed by the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) to National Instrument 24-101 Institutional Trade Matching and Settlement (NI…
  • Aug 16

    Common Reporting Standard legislative proposals published in Canada

    Common Reporting Standard legislative proposals published in Canada
    Roanne C. Bratz - On July 29, 2016, the Department of Finance Canada released for public comment a package of draft legislative proposals and explanatory notes relating to a number of measures announced in the 2016 federal budget, which…
Rank this Week: 1235

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
  • Aug 18

    Compliance Is A Sentence, Not A Word

    Compliance Is A Sentence, Not A Word
    Compliance Is a Sentence, Not a WordBy Elisabeth Miller, Managing Partner, Milava ConsultingFor many the word “compliance” represents the practice of following rules. These rules are generated externally and come as edicts from…
  • Aug 18

    Personal Confidential Information And FINRA Protective Order

    Personal Confidential Information And FINRA Protective Order
    When it comes to laws and rules, they tend to fall into two categories: one is the “substantive” laws/rules, which specify conduct that you can and can’t engage in; and two, is the procedural rules, which specify how you will…
  • Aug 17

    FINRA Aribtration Soccer Match Ends With Penalty Kick

    FINRA Aribtration Soccer Match Ends With Penalty Kick
    I'm not a big soccer fan because it often strikes me as a game where two teams run back and forth, someone pretends to by grievously injured only to pop up and smile, lots of red and yellow cards get waived, and, at the end of the match,…
Rank this Week: 1800

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
  • Aug 4

    FINRA Recently Reminds Firms of Clients’, Associated Persons’ Right to Arbitrate

    FINRA Recently Reminds Firms of Clients’, Associated Persons’ Right to Arbitrate
    In a recently published Regulatory Notice (FINRA Regulatory Notice 16-25), FINRA sought to remind customers, as well as associated persons, of their right to arbitrate within the FINRA forum “at any time.”  In short, FINRA…
  • May 16

    Credit Suisse Deferred Compensation Claim

    Credit Suisse Deferred Compensation Claim
    Amato Law Firm, LLC is investigating claims against Credit Suisse (CS) on behalf of its former U.S.-based advisers who have transitioned to firms other than Wells Fargo Advisors.  As recently reported in On Wall Street, more than…
  • Feb 24

    United Development Funding Investment Losse

    United Development Funding Investment Losse
    The securities law firm of Amato Law Firm, LLC is investigating potential securities law claims involving United Development Funding (UDF) and its real estate investment trusts (REITs) including United Development Funding IV (UDF IV), a…
Rank this Week: 1412

Securities Mining Law

Securities Mining Law

Covers securities law affecting the mining industry in Canada.

http://www.securitiesmininglaw.com/
  • Jun 9

    Compliance alert: Mine Financial Security, Reclamation and Closure Policy by Yukon Government

    Compliance alert: Mine Financial Security, Reclamation and Closure Policy by Yukon Government
    The Yukon Territorial Government has published a “Yukon Quartz Mine Financial Security, Reclamation and Closure Policy,” dated February 2016 (Policy). The Policy is intended to cover all lands in Yukon, whether Category…
  • May 20

    Insolvency and energy insights: The Redwater decision

    Insolvency and energy insights: The Redwater decision
    An Alberta court has held that provisions of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act allowing a trustee or receiver to disclaim real property without assuming environmental  liabilities in relation thereto renders inoperable provincial…
  • Apr 14

    Canadian Securities Administrators amend take-over bid rule

    Canadian Securities Administrators amend take-over bid rule
    Effective May 9, 2016, the Canadian Securities Administrators will implement new take-over bid rules that will introduce significant changes to bid mechanics, including lengthier minimum deposit periods.  For a description of the…
Rank this Week: 1809

InvestorLawyers.net

InvestorLawyers.net

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

http://www.investorlawyers.net/blog/
  • Feb 19

    Former InterSecurities Broker Harry Hammond Suspended For Unapproved PIPE Transaction

    Former InterSecurities Broker Harry Hammond Suspended For Unapproved PIPE Transaction
    According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), former InterSecurities, Inc (InterSecurities), now known as Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc. (Transamerica), broker Harry Hammond (Hammond) was suspended from the…
  • Feb 19

    36 Oil and Gas Companies Filed For Bankruptcy In 2015

    36 Oil and Gas Companies Filed For Bankruptcy In 2015
    Law Office of Christopher J. Gray wishes to alert investors to the possibility that recommendations of oil and gas investments by broker-dealers may be unsuitable, depending on the individual characteristics of investors and whether the…
  • Feb 19

    Customer Complaints Made Against Broker Robyn H. Lee Regarding TIC

    Customer Complaints Made Against Broker Robyn H. Lee Regarding TIC
    According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), former Independent Financial Group (Independent), broker Robyn H. Lee (Lee) has had at least thirteen (13) customer complaints made against him, mostly involving sales of…
Rank this Week: 1696

Hedge Fund Law Blog

Hedge Fund Law Blog

Covers hedge fund laws and starting a hedge fund.

http://www.hedgefundlawblog.com
  • Dec 4

    Hedge Fund Events December 2015

    Hedge Fund Events December 2015
    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 1-3, 2015 Sponsor: AnDevCon Event: AnDevCon: The Android Developer Conference…
  • Dec 4

    Hedge Fund Events December 2015

    Hedge Fund Events December 2015
    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 1-3, 2015 Sponsor: AnDevCon Event: AnDevCon: The Android Developer Conference…
  • Nov 1

    Hedge Fund Events November 2015

    Hedge Fund Events November 2015
    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: November 2-4, 2015 Sponsor: BZ Events Event: Big Data Tech Con 2014 Location: Chicago, IL…
Rank this Week: 1433

ComplianceAsia News

ComplianceAsia News

Provides information for compliance professionals dealing with issues in financial regulation with a focus on the Asian region.

http://www.compliance.asia/
  • Feb 6

    WSJ report highlights significant concerns about the nature of global AML system

    WSJ report highlights significant concerns about the nature of global AML system
    Finally there is some reporting about the dirty little secret of global AML enforcement - it might not work.  The following was reported in the Wall Street Journal today and we recommend you read the full article: The Morning Risk…
  • Oct 27

    New FATF announcements regarding the progress various countries are making on AML CFT

    New FATF announcements regarding the progress various countries are making on AML CFT
    On Friday the SFC sent around a circular to licensed firms with details of a number of additions to the AML sanctions regime and this included advice from the FATF that some countries were not doing enough to improve their AML CFT…
  • Oct 23

    Mary Jo White sets out her views on the role of compliance

    Mary Jo White sets out her views on the role of compliance
    SEC Chair, Mary Jo White, recently spoke to an industry association in the United States and talked about the importance of the rule of compliance officers.  Here is the speech: Remarks at National Society of Compliance Professionals…
Rank this Week: 1688

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Covers business, health care, intellectual property and media law.

http://pkjlawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s another government…
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s…
  • Oct 27

    The Lincoln Lawyer

    The Lincoln Lawyer
    Before Abraham Lincoln became our greatest president, he was a great corporate lawyer.  And before he was a corporate lawyer, he was a brilliant trial lawyer. In the 1840s, Lincoln represented a Revolutionary War widow who had been bilked…
Rank this Week: 1749

Inside Sarbanes Oxley

Inside Sarbanes Oxley

Covers Sarbanes-Oxley and compliance.

http://insidesarbanesoxley.com/
  • Sep 10

    Whistleblowing – What you need to know about the Dodd-Frank Act

    Whistleblowing – What you need to know about the Dodd-Frank Act
    If your organization isn’t already offering incentives to ferret out inappropriate behaviors, the new Dodd-Frank Act and whistleblowing rewards just might (and could make your company the next public spectacle). Deloitte’s…
  • May 26

    Internal Audit: The Continuous Conundrum

    Internal Audit: The Continuous Conundrum
    The department painstakingly went through its inventory of SOX controls to determine which ones could be assessed just by analyzing data in company systems. Then data-analytic scripts were written to allow exceptions to be found. Now, for…
  • May 26

    How to choose the right nonexecutive board leader

    How to choose the right nonexecutive board leader
    Ever since stock-listing requirements prompted many US companies to name an independent director to serve as the chairman, lead director, or presiding director of the board, these companies have been grappling with what, exactly, this board…
Rank this Week: 1391

The Securities Edge

The Securities Edge

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

http://www.thesecuritiesedge.com/
  • Aug 26

    SEC Attacks Standard Severance Agreements–Companies Would be Well Advised to Take Notice and Adjust Accordingly

    SEC Attacks Standard Severance Agreements–Companies Would be Well Advised to Take Notice and Adjust Accordingly
    Posted By: Contributing Author We are pleased to provide a posting from our colleague, Holly L. Griffin, an attorney in Gunster’s Labor and Employment practice group. Within the course of one week, the SEC took administrative action…
  • Aug 2

    Moving Rapidly into the 90

    Moving Rapidly into the 90
    Posted By: Robert B. Lamm If you’ve been reading our posts (and probably even if you haven’t), you should know by now that the SEC has launched a “disclosure effectiveness” initiative and has already taken actions to…
  • Jul 25

    Top Five Considerations in a Challenging IPO Market

    Top Five Considerations in a Challenging IPO Market
    Posted By: Robert B. Lamm This posting is a reprint of an article, co-authored by Bob Lamm and David Scileppi, that appeared in the Daily Business Review on July 15, 2016.     Recent months have been difficult for the initial…
Rank this Week: 2783

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

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

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Aug 25

    Regulation Crowdfunding: Are You the Right Candidate for It?

    Regulation Crowdfunding: Are You the Right Candidate for It?
    As you all probably already know, in 2015 the Securities and Exchange Commission (or the SEC) adopted Regulation Crowdfunding to implement Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act.  The Regulation Crowdfunding (or…
  • Mar 8

    Electronic Signatures: OK to Use?

    Electronic Signatures: OK to Use?
    This blog post focuses on the use and validity of electronic signatures. We will first investigate what constitutes an "electronic signature", we will then discuss the validity and enforceability of electronic signatures, and finally, we will…
  • Feb 24

    Winter 2016: raising funds may become more difficult for some startup

    Winter 2016: raising funds may become more difficult for some startup
    I attended several VC events in New York City recently, including Ask a VC forum on February 4, organized by DLA Piper, and the VC Summit on January 26, organized by Gotham Media.  I learned some interesting insights, which may be useful…
Rank this Week: 4002

Footnoted

Footnoted

Reports on actionable information in SEC filings.

http://www.footnoted.com/
  • Aug 25

    More guessing at Barnes & Noble

    More guessing at Barnes & Noble
    Barnes & Noble is at it again: leaving investors to guess what kind of severance its most recent CEO will wind up getting.
  • Aug 2

    A year too late for Barnes & Noble

    A year too late for Barnes & Noble
    In its proxy, Barnes & Noble disclosed for the first time that former CEO Michael Huseby received $15.7 million in severance.
  • May 17

    LendingClub tries to buck up its troops!

    LendingClub tries to buck up its troops!
    LendingClub, which has been struggling, managed to give its top executives and directors hefty raises this week.
Rank this Week: 3332