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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/
  • Dec 7

    Request for Submissions: National Business Law Scholars Conference

    Request for Submissions: National Business Law Scholars Conference
    National Business Law Scholars Conference Thursday & Friday, June 4-5, 2015 Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ This is the sixth annual meeting of the NBLSC, a conference which annually draws together legal scholars from…
  • Dec 7

    Request for Submissions: Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum

    Request for Submissions: Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum
    Professor Adriaan Lani forwarded me the following announcement about the Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum, which offers an exciting venue for junior scholars to present their work: Yale, Stanford, and Harvard Law Schools announce…
  • Dec 7

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Holly Baird, Comment, The Preculsive Effect of Disgorgement Orders in Non- Dischargeability Actions Under Section 523(a)(19), 30 Emory…
Rank this Week: 96

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: 103

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Nov 16

    ACA Webinar on Accredited Investor Definition and Established Angel Group Certification

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

    A Sestina About Copyright

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

    Alan Bennett's anthology of six English poet

    Alan Bennett's anthology of six English poet
    Thanks to a London nephew, I'm reading Six Poets: Hardy to Larkin, an anthology of poems by Hardy, Housman, Betjeman, Auden, MacNeice and Larkin, chosen by the English playwright Alan Bennett, with commentary by Bennett between each presented…
Rank this Week: 121

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Dec 17

    D&O Insurance: Eleventh Circuit Holds Insured v. Insured Exclusion’s Applicability to FDIC Failed Bank Claims Ambiguou

    D&O Insurance: Eleventh Circuit Holds Insured v. Insured Exclusion’s Applicability to FDIC Failed Bank Claims Ambiguou
    Going all the way back to the S&L crisis, a recurring insurance coverage issue that has arisen in the failed bank context has been the question of whether or not coverage for a claim brought by the FDIC in its capacity as receiver of a…
  • Dec 16

    Guest Post: Second Circuit Rules for Defendants in Landmark Insider Trading Case

    Guest Post: Second Circuit Rules for Defendants in Landmark Insider Trading Case
    In the following guest post, Susanna Buergel, Charles Davidow, Andrew Ehrlich, Brad Karp, Daniel Kramer, Richard Rosen and Audra Soloway, all of whom are litigation partners at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP who are…
  • Dec 15

    Up Next: Cyber Insurance Requirements for Banks?

    Up Next: Cyber Insurance Requirements for Banks?
    As I noted in a post last week, in a speech earlier this month in which she outlined the steps bank boards can take to address cybersecurity issues, Sarah Raskin, the second-ranking official at the U.S. Department of Treasury, laid out the…
Rank this Week: 138

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    Yale Prof Defends Harvard Activist Clinic against Gallagher Paper

    Yale Prof Defends Harvard Activist Clinic against Gallagher Paper
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By Anne Sherry, J.D.A Yale University law professor has stepped in to challenge SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher’s argument that the Harvard Shareholder Rights…
  • Dec 16

    Staff Grants Relief to Combat Advisers’ Reluctance to Provide Documents to CFP Board

    Staff Grants Relief to Combat Advisers’ Reluctance to Provide Documents to CFP Board
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By John Filar AtwoodThe staff of the SEC’s Division of Trading and Markets has expanded a March 2011 no-action position to help the Certified Financial Planner Board of…
  • Dec 15

    SEC Asks for Chevron Deference to Whistleblower Rule

    SEC Asks for Chevron Deference to Whistleblower Rule
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By Anne Sherry, J.D.The SEC has filed another brief asking an appeals court to defer to its rulemaking extending Dodd-Frank’s whistleblower protections to employees who…
Rank this Week: 140

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

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

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
Rank this Week: 143

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
  • Dec 15

    Former MidAmerica Financial Broker Fined for Outside Business Activity

    Former MidAmerica Financial Broker Fined for Outside Business Activity
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: FINRA has fined Brian G. Wolf, a former broker from MidAmerica Financial Services, Inc. (“MFS”) for being involved in an outside business…
  • Dec 12

    Ex-New York Islanders Owners Sentenced for Securities Fraud

    Ex-New York Islanders Owners Sentenced for Securities Fraud
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: Paul Greenwood and Stephen Walsh, former executives at WG Trading Co., were sentenced to 10 years in prison for participating in a fraud valued at roughly $554…
  • Dec 11

    FINRA Fines Ameriprise for Arbitration Discovery Abuse

    FINRA Fines Ameriprise for Arbitration Discovery Abuse
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: FINRA has sanctioned Ameriprise and one of its brokers for altering documents and refusing to produce documents in an arbitration proceeding. According…
Rank this Week: 149

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: 270

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Dec 18

    IFRS: The SEC’s Saga Continue

    IFRS: The SEC’s Saga Continue
    During the recent annual AICPA Conference, SEC Chief Accountant Jim Schnurr delivered this speech about the SEC possibly continuing to consider the use of IFRS by domestic companies. As noted in this blog by George Wilson: “While he did…
  • Dec 17

    Transcript: “Proxy Access: A New World of Private Ordering”

    Transcript: “Proxy Access: A New World of Private Ordering”
    We have posted the transcript for our recent popular webcast: “Proxy Access: A New World of Private Ordering.” I’m not a big SNL fan – but this recent bit about Hobbits in the style of “The Office” is…
  • Dec 16

    Conflict Minerals: Briefs Filed in Appeals Case

    Conflict Minerals: Briefs Filed in Appeals Case
    As noted in this Cooley blog and Davis Polk blog, the SEC, intervenor Amnesty International and amici Global Witness and Free Speech for People have filed their briefs in support of upholding the conflict minerals disclosure requirement in…
Rank this Week: 288

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: 316

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/
  • Dec 16

    Recovery of K&M Oil Investment Losse

    Recovery of K&M Oil Investment Losse
    Have you suffered investment losses in K&M Oil Company? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help by filing a claim to recover losses through FINRA arbitration. According to SEC filings, K&M Oil is a limited liability…
  • Dec 16

    Investigation into United Private Capital

    Investigation into United Private Capital
    Have you suffered investment losses in United Private Capital? If so, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help by filing a complaint against the broker-dealer that sold you the investment. According to a…
  • Dec 16

    Recover Losses in Strategic Lending Solution

    Recover Losses in Strategic Lending Solution
    Have you suffered investment losses in Strategic Lending Solutions? If so, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help by filing a complaint against the broker-dealer that sold you the investment. According to SEC…
Rank this Week: 380

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/
  • Dec 18

    9th Circuit Upholds Issue Preclusion In Subsequent Derivative Suit

    9th Circuit Upholds Issue Preclusion In Subsequent Derivative Suit
    Derivative suits rarely arrive alone.  When something goes awry, directors and officers can be expected to see multiple suits based on demand futility as well as wrongful demand refusal.  Often, suits will be filed at different…
  • Dec 17

    Ninth Circuit Requires Particularity In All Elements Of Securities Fraud Pleading

    Ninth Circuit Requires Particularity In All Elements Of Securities Fraud Pleading
    Sometimes, I find it useful to take a step back and review the legal standard applicable to securities fraud claims under Section 10(b) and Rule 10b-5.  To stay in court, and securities litigation all about surviving motions to dismiss,…
  • Dec 16

    In Texas Can Some Shares Be More Equal Than Others?

    In Texas Can Some Shares Be More Equal Than Others?
    Although Rome before Augustus is often described as a republic, it was in many respects ruled by the wealthy who jealously guarded their power.  So it was with Rome’s comitia…
Rank this Week: 383

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/
  • Dec 11

    Second Circuit Limits “Tippee” Insider Trading Liability

    Second Circuit Limits “Tippee” Insider Trading Liability
    In United States v. Newman, No. 13-1837 (2d Cir. Dec. 10, 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed the 2013 convictions of Anthony Chiasson and Todd Newman on charges of conspiracy to commit insider trading…
  • Dec 5

    Recent SEC Enforcement Actions Highlight Importance of Robust Insider Trading Compliance Policie

    Recent SEC Enforcement Actions Highlight Importance of Robust Insider Trading Compliance Policie
    Recently the SEC announced enforcement actions which highlight the importance of complying with the beneficial ownership reporting requirements under Sections 13(d), 13(g) and 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, or the Exchange Act.…
  • Nov 24

    How Will the White House Announcement on Immigration Affect Your Company?

    How Will the White House Announcement on Immigration Affect Your Company?
    Most companies will be impacted by the immigration initiatives announced by the White House this week.  It will take up to several months for the initiatives to be implemented in order to give the U.S. Department of Homeland Security…
Rank this Week: 464

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/
  • Dec 17

    IIROC releases guidance regarding definition of foreign organized regulated market

    IIROC releases guidance regarding definition of foreign organized regulated market
    The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada earlier this week published guidance reminding dealers that trades executed off-marketplace in reliance of the exemption to execute trades on a foreign…
  • Dec 12

    IIROC proposes transaction-based debt market regulation fee model

    IIROC proposes transaction-based debt market regulation fee model
    The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada yesterday proposed a new transaction-based debt market regulation fee model.  While IIROC considered a number of options, it ultimately proposed a fee model based on primary…
  • Dec 11

    CSA propose amendments to recognize Aequitas as senior exchange

    CSA propose amendments to recognize Aequitas as senior exchange
    The Canadian Securities Administrators today published proposed amendments to a number of national and multilateral instruments, including NI 41-101, NI 44-101 and MI 61-101, intended to ensure that the rules applicable to…
Rank this Week: 469

About Broker Fraud Blog

About Broker Fraud Blog

Covers compliance rules, duty of disclosure, elder abuse and fraud. By the Hayes Law Firm.

http://aboutbrokerfraud.typepad.com/about_broker_fraud_blog/
  • Dec 6

    SEC Freeze Assets in Alleged Diamond-Themed Ponzi Scheme

    SEC Freeze Assets in Alleged Diamond-Themed Ponzi Scheme
    The SEC alleges that Richard Dalton and Universal Consulting Resources LLC (UCR) raised approximately $17 million from investors for two fraudulent offerings. The programs were generally referred to as the “Trading Program” and the…
  • Sep 28

    Arbitrators Award Ten Times Amount of Investment in Auction Rate Securities Case

    Arbitrators Award Ten Times Amount of Investment in Auction Rate Securities Case
    Last month an arbitration panel ordered the investment firm USB financial to pay over $80 million in consequential investments to Kajeet, Inc., a company who markets cellphones for kids. Kajeet’s award fell short of the $110 million…
  • Aug 30

    Raymond James Must Buy Back Auction Rate Securitie

    Raymond James Must Buy Back Auction Rate Securitie
    A Texas couple got some great news last week from the FINRA arbitration panel that ruled on their claim. The panel ruled that the Raymond James Financial Inc. and broker Larry Milton must buy back some $925,000 worth of auction…
Rank this Week: 498

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

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

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
Rank this Week: 502

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/
  • Dec 15

    Fallout from Landmark Insider Trading Decision Begin

    Fallout from Landmark Insider Trading Decision Begin
    A ruling that tossed out the insider trading convictions of two hedge fund managers may have opened the door for others charged with wrongful trading to get their cases or pleas dismissed.US District Court Judge, Andrew L. Carter Jr.,…
  • Dec 12

    Efforts Continue to "BankofAmericanize" Merrill Brokers - No Compensation for "Small" Account

    Efforts Continue to "BankofAmericanize" Merrill Brokers - No Compensation for "Small" Account
    I am not quite sure when a $250,000 account became a small account, but Merrill Lynch told its brokers on Wednesday that it is eliminating pay for servicing clients with less than $250,000Now, if you are a client at Merrill, with an account…
  • Dec 11

    Fraudulent Apple Trades Cost Morgan Stanley $4 Million in Fine

    Fraudulent Apple Trades Cost Morgan Stanley $4 Million in Fine
    Morgan Stanley will pay $4 million to settle charges that it failed to stop a rogue Rochdale Securities LLC trader from fraudulently buying $525 million in Apple stock in 2012.For more information, go to Morgan Stanley Fined $4 Million for…
Rank this Week: 512

Representing Investors

Representing Investors

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

http://www.investorprotection.com/blog
  • Dec 18

    Merrill Lynch Fined $1.9M and Ordered to Pay $540k Restitution by FINRA

    Merrill Lynch Fined $1.9M and Ordered to Pay $540k Restitution by FINRA
    FINRA has fined Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated $1.9 million for fair pricing and supervisory violations in connection with more than 700 retail customer transactions in distressed securities over a two-year time…
  • Dec 16

    10 Wall Street Banks in Trouble for Offering Encouraging Research to Win IPO

    10 Wall Street Banks in Trouble for Offering Encouraging Research to Win IPO
    Citigroup Inc., Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and eight other securities firms were fined $43.5 million by regulators who said the companies presented favorable stock research in hopes of winning underwriting business in an initial public offering…
  • Dec 12

    Fredrick Griffin v. Rockwell Global Capital LLC FINRA Dispute Resolution Award

    Fredrick Griffin v. Rockwell Global Capital LLC FINRA Dispute Resolution Award
    Griffin requested compensatory damages of approximately $200,000.00, attorneys’ fees, interest, costs, punitive damages, and such in a claim against Rockwell Global Capital LLC in January 2013. Griffin stated that Rockwell Global…
Rank this Week: 566

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/
  • Dec 17

    The Comverge Case: Fiduciary Duties and Break-Up Fees in M&A

    The Comverge Case: Fiduciary Duties and Break-Up Fees in M&A
    Here’s a blog by Richard Renck of Duane Morris: In In re Comverge, Inc. Shareholders Litig., C.A. No. 7368-VCP, a decision on a motion to dismiss by Court of Chancery, Vice Chancellor Parsons provided practitioners and clients with a…
  • Dec 16

    M&A Communications Challenges Posed by Tax Inversion Deal

    M&A Communications Challenges Posed by Tax Inversion Deal
    Here’s a blog by Kal Goldberg & Charles Nathan of Finsbury: Tax inversion deals are clearly the most talked about M&A deal structure we have seen for many years. Unlike other hot-topic M&A deal structures (think LBOs or…
  • Dec 11

    2014 MAC Survey

    2014 MAC Survey
    Recently, Nixon Peabody posted its “2014 MAC Survey.” Here is an excerpt: Our inaugural survey, which studied 2001 to 2002, reflected the effects on dealmaking of the September 11, 2001, attacks. The following year’s study…
Rank this Week: 582

Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

http://www.ponzitracker.com/
  • Aug 21

    Ponzi Schemes Remain Prevalent In 2014; Over $1 Billion In New Schemes Uncovered

    Ponzi Schemes Remain Prevalent In 2014; Over $1 Billion In New Schemes Uncovered
    Nearly six years after the word "Ponzi scheme" became a household name thanks to Bernard Madoff, Ponzi schemes continue to proliferate and leave a trail of financial destruction in their wake as demonstrated by newly-compiled data showing…
  • Aug 20

    Former Attorney Gets 10-Year Sentence For $4 Million Ponzi Scheme

    Former Attorney Gets 10-Year Sentence For $4 Million Ponzi Scheme
    A now-disbarred Minnesota attorney who swindled victims out of more than $4 million in an elaborate Ponzi scheme was sentenced to serve 10 years in federal prison.  Mark Holt, 45, received the sentence from U.S. District Judge Susan…
  • Aug 20

    California Men Sentenced For $5 Million Real Estate Ponzi Scheme

    California Men Sentenced For $5 Million Real Estate Ponzi Scheme
    Two California men will each serve at least a decade in prison for operating a real estate Ponzi scheme that duped victims out of nearly $5 million.  Terrance Brown, of San Jose, California, and Antranik Kabajouzian, of Morgan City,…
Rank this Week: 704

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…
Rank this Week: 726

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Dec 18

    Year in Review: Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

    Year in Review: Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
    The recent hack of Sony Pictures is only the latest security breach to impact the business community. Overall, 2014 saw several key developments in the arena of cybersecurity and data privacy. In case you missed some of our posts, below is a…
  • Dec 17

    New Court Rule to Protect Personal Information in Court Filing

    New Court Rule to Protect Personal Information in Court Filing
    Given the growing risk of identity theft, the New York State Office of Court Administration (OCA) is taking additional steps to protect personal information included in court filings. The OCA recently announced changes to the Uniform Civil…
  • Dec 16

    NJ Supreme Court Hold Leaflet Ban Is Unconstitutional

    NJ Supreme Court Hold Leaflet Ban Is Unconstitutional
    If you live in a New Jersey condominium complex, you may notice an increase in flyers, advertisements, and other promotional material in your common areas. In Dublirer v. 200 Linwood Avenue Owners, the state’s highest court recently…
Rank this Week: 783

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 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…
  • Oct 26

    Cole-Frieman & Mallon LLP 2014 Third Quarter Update

    Cole-Frieman & Mallon LLP 2014 Third Quarter Update
    www.colefrieman.com October 23, 2014 Clients and Friends: It has already been a busy fourth quarter, but we would like to take this opportunity to provide you with a brief overview of some of the legal, business and regulatory updates from…
Rank this Week: 808

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/
  • Dec 5

    FINRA Increases Arbitrator Pay- Passes Costs to Partie

    FINRA Increases Arbitrator Pay- Passes Costs to Partie
    According to Regulatory Notice 14-49 (“RN 14-49”) issued by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), FINRA is increasing the pay for arbitrators assigned to hear FINRA cases and passing the costs of the…
  • Nov 20

    Former Florida Broker Permanently Barred for Alleged Theft

    Former Florida Broker Permanently Barred for Alleged Theft
    According to his BrokerCheck Report, Jeffrey Brian Grove of Melbourne, Florida has been permanently barred from the financial services industry by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”).   According to…
  • Oct 16

    SEC Approves Rule to Help Non-Traded REIT Investor

    SEC Approves Rule to Help Non-Traded REIT Investor
    The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (“FINRA”) proposed revisions to NASD Rule 2340 regarding per share estimated valuations of unlisted REITs held by…
Rank this Week: 833

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/
  • Sep 8

    Nu Skin Inventory Red Flags Remain Even After $50 Million Impairment Charge

    Nu Skin Inventory Red Flags Remain Even After $50 Million Impairment Charge
    On July 22, 2014, I warned investors that Utah-based multi-level marketing company Nu Skin Enterprises' (NYSE: NUS) surging inventory levels might lead it "to recognize a material impairment charge against inventory in a future period." On…
  • Aug 4

    Why Nu Skin Must Come Clean on Troubling Inventory Red Flag

    Why Nu Skin Must Come Clean on Troubling Inventory Red Flag
    Co-authored by Sam E. Antar and Zachary PrenskyThis coming Wednesday morning, Utah based multi-level marketing company Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE: NUS) is scheduled to report its second quarter earnings. In its Q1 2014 10-Q report issued in…
  • Jul 22

    Do Nu Skin Inventory Red Flags Spell Trouble Ahead?

    Do Nu Skin Inventory Red Flags Spell Trouble Ahead?
    Last Friday morning, a comment posted on Twitter by Marc Cohodes about Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE: NUS), a Utah based multi-level marketing company, caught my curiosity. Cohodes is a legendary short-seller with an excellent track record and…
Rank this Week: 861

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

http://www.the10b-5daily.com/
  • Dec 12

    Interpreting Halliburton

    Interpreting Halliburton
    In its Halliburton II decision, the Supreme Court held that a securities fraud defendant can overcome the fraud-on-the-market presumption of reliance at the class certification stage of a case “through evidence that the…
  • Nov 24

    One Percent Responsible

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

    Omnicare Argued

    Omnicare Argued
    On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund case, which addresses the pleading standard for a claim under Section 11 of the…
Rank this Week: 905

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/
  • 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…
  • Nov 25

    FCPA to increasingly target individual

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

    “The Bandits’ Club” gets its due

    “The Bandits’ Club” gets its due
    Our colleagues at Antitrust Law Source posted an interesting update about probable charges alleging that traders at approximately a dozen global banks – including Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays, and USB – fixed the…
Rank this Week: 1048

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/
  • Jan 13

    STIFEL NICOLAUS AND CENTURY SECURITIES CONSENT TO FINES OVER IMPROPER SALES OF LEVERAGED AND INVERSE ETFS

    STIFEL NICOLAUS AND CENTURY SECURITIES CONSENT TO FINES OVER IMPROPER SALES OF LEVERAGED AND INVERSE ETFS
    According to a recent news release, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has fined Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated and an affiliate $550,000 ordered them to pay approximately $475,000 in restitution to 65 customers…
  • Jan 9

    J. P. Morgan Chase Avoids Criminal Prosecution for Hosting Madoff Fraud

    J. P. Morgan Chase Avoids Criminal Prosecution for Hosting Madoff Fraud
    Banking giant J. P. Morgan Chase has reached a deal with federal prosecutors to avoid criminal prosecution for its role in the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme. According to the prosecutors, J. P. Morgan, which had custody of Madoff accounts,…
  • Jan 9

    FINRA IDENTIFIES AREAS OF CONCERN FOR INVESTORS

    FINRA IDENTIFIES AREAS OF CONCERN FOR INVESTORS
    Each year, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) publishes a letter to the financial services industry identifying its regulatory and examination priorities. FINRA is the industry's "self-regulatory organization," which is…
Rank this Week: 1050

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: 1135

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/
  • 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…
  • Nov 11

    The Basics of Rule 2510 - Discretionary Account

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

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

    The Basics of Rule 3050 - Outside Accounts for Stockbrokers & Associated Person
    NASD Rule 3050 governs transactions by or for associated persons and it requires associated persons of a FINRA-member broker-dealer to disclose their outside securities accounts to their firm, and to disclose their status as an associated…
Rank this Week: 1145

SEC Lawyers Blog

SEC Lawyers Blog

Covers stock fraud. By Sonn & Erez, PLC.

http://www.seclawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1156

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: 1238

California Securities Fraud Lawyer…

California Securities Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers securities regulation, fiduciaries, and securities disputes news and updates. Published By Alcala Law Firm.

http://www.californiasecuritiesfraudlawyerblog.com/
  • May 1

    March - April 2014 Disciplinary Action

    March - April 2014 Disciplinary Action
    William Jeffrey Austin (WBB Securitiies, Redlands, California) submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent in which he was fined $7,500 and suspended from association with any FINRA member in any capacity for 30 business days. The…
  • Apr 24

    Update: Charles Schwab to Allow Customer Class Action

    Update: Charles Schwab to Allow Customer Class Action
    Today, Charles Schwab agreed to end a long standing dispute over their customer's right to participate in securities class action lawsuits. In a settlement reached with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Charles Schwab…
  • Mar 24

    Regulators Fine LPL Financial LLC $950,000 Over Unsuitable Alternative Investments Sale

    Regulators Fine LPL Financial LLC $950,000 Over Unsuitable Alternative Investments Sale
    Today, LPL Financial LLC reached a settlement with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) over the firm's failure to adequately supervise the sale of non-traded REITs and other risky alternative investments. LPL's settlement…
Rank this Week: 1240

Securities Arbitration Blog

Securities Arbitration Blog

Covers the happenings in the Securities and Investment Fraud Sector. By Guiliano Law Firm.

http://www.securitiesarbitrations.com
  • Jun 10

    Pittsburgh Area Stockbroker Patricia S. Miller Alleged to Have Stolen Millions from Customer

    Pittsburgh Area Stockbroker Patricia S. Miller Alleged to Have Stolen Millions from Customer
    andnbsp;Hairdressor, Marcy Salandra went to her stockbrokerandrsquo;s office at Investors Capital Corporation in McMurray Pennsylvania to withdraw money to buy a house. andnbsp;However, instead of meeting her broker Patricia S. Miller, she…
  • Apr 18

    Lawyers Tempt Fate Before Second Circuit and No One Likes What They May Get

    Lawyers Tempt Fate Before Second Circuit and No One Likes What They May Get
    Last year, a Connecticut based hedge fund, Turnberry Capital Management LP, filed a FINRA arbitration securities claim against SunTrust Banks, Inc. to recover $13 million it lost in 2007 by investing in mortgage backed securities. However,…
  • Mar 13

    Investment Fraudsters: You have a friend in Pennsylvania

    Investment Fraudsters: You have a friend in Pennsylvania
    What does a big firm commercial defense lawyer, a banker, a healthcare lobbyist, a parking authority commissioner and an Allegheny parks commissioner all have in common? andnbsp; Apparently, they are all friends of Pennsylvania Governor Tom…
Rank this Week: 1254

Cosgrove Law Securities and…

Cosgrove Law Securities and Investment Blog

News and commentary on the latest securities and investment developments.

http://securitiesandinvestmentblog.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Nov 30

    Business Torts in the Financial Industry Arena

    Business Torts in the Financial Industry Arena
    The attorneys at Cosgrove Law Group, LLC frequently handle business disputes on a contingent fee basis in arbitrations and the courts.  We are typically litigating in the financial industry arena where slashing, cross-checking and…
Rank this Week: 1290

Securities Compliance Sentinel

Securities Compliance Sentinel

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

http://securitiescompliancesentinel.foxrothschild.com
  • Dec 18

    Reverse-Flash: SEC and FINRA Looking to Slow High-Speed Traders?

    Reverse-Flash: SEC and FINRA Looking to Slow High-Speed Traders?
    High-frequency trading is the latest craze hitting the market.  Popularized by Michael Lewis’s Flash Boys, high-frequency or high-speed trading involves the use of sophisticated technological tools and computer algorithms to…
  • Dec 11

    Who Wants To Speak With Me, Oh No

    Who Wants To Speak With Me, Oh No
    Anyone in a service industry has had that dreaded feeling.  You see your email or caller identification and realize it is “that” client trying to reach you.  The client I reference is that extremely difficult client that…
  • Dec 8

    I Just Got A Client, Now What

    I Just Got A Client, Now What
    After the obvious, make and execute on investment recommendations, some are at a loss for what to do next.  From my perspective, it is the next step that may mean the difference from having a career without customer complaints to one…
Rank this Week: 1311

Startup Law Blog

Startup Law Blog

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

http://www.startuplawblog.com/
  • Nov 28

    Current Funding Trends and Capital Raising Tip

    Current Funding Trends and Capital Raising Tip
    How Are You Planning to Fund Your Big Idea in 2015? Due to cheaper tools, the cost of getting a startup off the ground has markedly decreased over the past dozen or so years. However, despite lower costs, it can … Continue reading…
  • Nov 4

    Crowdfunding Industry Panel

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

    M&A from the CEO’s Perspective

    M&A from the CEO’s Perspective
    Please join us for the Pacific Rim M&A Institute’s Q4 session. The program features a panel discussion about M&A from the CEO’s perspective. The panel, moderated by Associate Professor, Anita Krug of the University of…
Rank this Week: 1366

Sharesleuth.com

Sharesleuth.com

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

http://sharesleuth.com/
  • Oct 7

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

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

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

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

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

    Guanwei Recycling Corp. and Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: The Rui Wang Connection
    A Chinese businessman who figures into a fraud case involving Guanwei Recycling Corp. (Nasdaq: GPRC) also has an intriguing connection to Kandi Technologies Group Inc. (Nasdaq: KNDI), whose shares were allegedly manipulated by the same group.…
Rank this Week: 1371

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
  • Dec 12

    18 Reps Fall Off Firm's Email Radar

    18 Reps Fall Off Firm's Email Radar
    In a recent FINRA regulatory settlement, 18 registered folks sort of fell off their firm's compliance radar.  It's not a case involving earth-shattering misconduct. Sometimes stuff just falls through the cracks. Every wrong on Wall…
  • Dec 11

    Email Request For A Wire Clotheslines Stockbroker

    Email Request For A Wire Clotheslines Stockbroker
    The road to Hell is paved with good intentions and a recent FINRA regulatory settlement involving a customer's email request for a wire transfer certainly proves that point. Presented for your consideration is a stockbroker who appears to…
  • Dec 11

    EMPLOYMENT TUESDAY at BrokeAndBroker.com

    EMPLOYMENT TUESDAY at BrokeAndBroker.com
    A Personal Note From Bill Singer:It is with great sadness that I note the passing of my friend and veteran industry compliance professional Richard Berenger, who died on Sunday, December 14th.  Rich and I first met in 1986 during our…
Rank this Week: 1452

Proxyland

Proxyland

Covers corporate governance.

http://proxyland.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 6

    One Blog Closes, Another Open

    One Blog Closes, Another Open
    Big news, dear readers.
  • Feb 17

    Stimulus Plan Attacks Executive Compensation: Stay Tuned

    Stimulus Plan Attacks Executive Compensation: Stay Tuned
    Everyone knows about the freaky fireball that plummeted through the Texas sky last weekend. In an unrelated development, a fireball suddenly appeared in the skies over Proxyland on Friday. That one, however, has been identified: it’s Title…
  • Feb 11

    Geithner's Financial Stability Plan, Or Whatever

    Geithner's Financial Stability Plan, Or Whatever
    C’mon now, everyone. Cheer up. At least Tim Geithner is easier on the eyes than Hank Paulson, whose face seemed to have the words “we’re all gonna die” written on it no matter what he was saying.
Rank this Week: 1661

With Vigour and Zeal

With Vigour and Zeal

Features a European's views on securities litigation. By Werner Kranenburg.

http://kranenburgesq.com/blog
  • Feb 26

    Transatlantic Litigation: “I sue first”

    Transatlantic Litigation: “I sue first”
    On Wednesday earlier this week, the New York State Bar Association’s International Section held a seminar in London on the topic of Transatlantic Litigation. I was one of the co-organisers and one of the two speakers.
  • Mar 31

    Cornerstone’s Class Actions Reviews 2009

    Cornerstone’s Class Actions Reviews 2009
    Last week and in January, the Stanford Law School Securities Class Action Clearinghouse, in cooperation with Cornerstone Research, published two annual securities class action reviews: Filings 2009 and
  • Feb 25

    Where to go in March

    Where to go in March
    In the next few weeks I will be attending the following events: an LSE lecture and Weil Gotshal webcast on the 4th, Barroway Topaz’ annual conference on the 11th and the NYSBA’s litigation roundtable on the 16th.
Rank this Week: 1695

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: 1729

Securities Class Action &…

Securities Class Action & Arbitration Law

Covers securities class action litigation and FINRA arbitrations, SEC regulatory developments and FINRA disciplinary decisions. By Jay Eng.

http://securitiesattorneys.us/
Rank this Week: 1774

Dividends and Preferences

Dividends and Preferences

Musings on Venture Capital, Technology and Entrepreneurship. By Hank J. Heyming.

http://www.dividendsandpreferences.com/
  • Jan 24

    Microsoft/Skype -- Putting Things into Perspective

    Microsoft/Skype -- Putting Things into Perspective
    {EAV:984c4a016f17013d} Microsoft acquires Skype! Largest Microsoft acquisition ever!! Facebook jilted!!! Google jilted!!!! Wait, Facebook wins through Microsoft!!!!! Wait, Microsoft overpaid by $4 billion with a B!!!!!! OMG Google just…
  • May 10

    Nerd Chic

    Nerd Chic
    Lately, I've noticed a new twist to the typical ebb and flow of the fashion wars.  It occurred to me that, for perhaps the first time in my lifetime, it is cool right now to be a nerd.
  • Apr 25

    Out and About

    Out and About
    Hey folks -- I'm getting ready to head down to the RTP area for the annual CED Venture Conference.  This year it is in downtown Raleigh, instead of Pinehurst, and looks to be bigger and better than ever. So, if anyone happens to be in the…
Rank this Week: 1870

Securities Attorney Law Blog

Securities Attorney Law Blog

Reviews Federal Securities Fraud Litigation, Arbitration, Whistleblower Claims & Derivative Lawsuits. By Jay Eng.

http://securitiesattorneys.us/
Rank this Week: 1949