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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: 42

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

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

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • Feb 7

    What to Expect In 2016 Examination

    What to Expect In 2016 Examination
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:In considering the priorities for the upcoming year, The Office of Compliance Inspections and Examination (OCIE) of the SEC seeks to prevent potentially heightened risk for investors and the…
  • Feb 5

    Former Advisors Indicted in $35 Million Fraud Scheme

    Former Advisors Indicted in $35 Million Fraud Scheme
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Angelo Alleca and Mark Morrow were indicted for their alleged involvement in a scheme that defrauded more than 300 investors of $35 million. During the time of the scheme, Alleca was…
  • Feb 4

    Fraud Scheme and Market Manipulation Spans the Country Defrauding 100 Investors of Over $14 million

    Fraud Scheme and Market Manipulation Spans the Country Defrauding 100 Investors of Over $14 million
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Edward Durante was released from prison in 2009 after being convicted of conspiracy to commit securities fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering. Disgorgement totaled over $39 million. No…
Rank this Week: 128

The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

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

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • Feb 9

    United Development Funding Accused of Ponzi-like Scheme

    United Development Funding Accused of Ponzi-like Scheme
    United Development Funding IV plummets after hedge fund manager announces he is shorting the company. Kyle Bass, of Dallas-based Hayman Capital, revealed Friday his short position on a website entitled UDF Exposed. According to Yahoo Finance,…
  • Feb 8

    LINN Energy Investigation into Investment Losse

    LINN Energy Investigation into Investment Losse
    The prolonged decrease in oil and gas prices has many company’s scrambling to manage their debt. According to The Motley Fool, LINN Energy has maxed out its credit facility, borrowing approximately $919 million. To help them explore…
  • Feb 5

    Wall Street V. Main Street Podcast – Episode 13

    Wall Street V. Main Street Podcast – Episode 13
    The following is a transcription of a recent episode of Wall Street vs. Main Street, a radio show hosted by the firm’s managing partner D. Daxton White. To listen to the episode, visit WallStreetVMainStreet.com. In this episode, Mr.…
Rank this Week: 140

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    Broker Investigation: Customer Complaints Against Broker Daniel McPherson

    Broker Investigation: Customer Complaints Against Broker Daniel McPherson
    The securities lawyers of Gana LLP are investigating customer complaints filed with The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against broker Daniel McPherson (McPherson). According to BrokerCheck records McPherson is subject to two…
  • Feb 9

    FINRA Files Complaint Against Gopi Vungarala and Purshe Kaplan Sterling Over Fraudulent Commission Charge

    FINRA Files Complaint Against Gopi Vungarala and Purshe Kaplan Sterling Over Fraudulent Commission Charge
    The securities lawyers of Gana LLP are investigating a complaint filed by The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against broker Gopi Krishna Vungarala (Vungarala) and his brokerage firm Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments (Purshe…
  • Feb 8

    Investor Recovery Options for RAAM Global Energy Company Losse

    Investor Recovery Options for RAAM Global Energy Company Losse
    The investment attorneys with Gana LLP continue to report on investor related losses in oil and gas and commodities related investments. Investors may have potential legal remedies due to unsuitable recommendations by their broker to invest…
Rank this Week: 165

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
  • Feb 8

    Trevor Johnson (Cetera Broker) Faces Complaint

    Trevor Johnson (Cetera Broker) Faces Complaint
    The securities and investment fraud law firm Fitapelli Kurta is interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding California-based Cetera Investment Services broker/adviser Trevor Johnson (CRD# 2547485). Trevor Johnson has…
  • Feb 8

    James Hayne

    James Hayne
    The securities and investment fraud law firm Fitapelli Kurta is interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding Texas-based Cetera Advisors broker/adviser James Hayne (CRD# 3257845). James Hayne has spent sixteen years in…
  • Feb 8

    George Zedan named in Complaint for Converting Fund

    George Zedan named in Complaint for Converting Fund
    According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), former California-based Western International Securities broker George Zedan is currently not licensed to act as a broker or an investment adviser. The securities and…
Rank this Week: 171

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 LawyerGoing 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 quantities of…
  • 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: 178

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Jan 29

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Weiling Chou, Note, Restoring Integrity in American Businesses: A Broad Interpretation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, 60 Wayne L.…
  • Jan 29

    Candadian Crowdfunding Exemption

    Candadian Crowdfunding Exemption
    The securities regulatory authorities in Manitoba, Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia have adopted in final form Multilateral Instrument 45-108, which governs crowdfunding in those jurisdictions. The Canadian Securities…
  • Jan 29

    This Week in Securities Litigation

    This Week in Securities Litigation
    The SEC Actions Blog has compiled This Week In Securities Litigation (Week ending January 29, 2016).
Rank this Week: 214

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: 285

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

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…
  • Jan 31

    Diversified Stock Funds Drop in Value

    Diversified Stock Funds Drop in Value
    A number of diversified stock funds posted significant losses at the end of the January. For example, funds seeking underpriced stocks saw their holdings lose value as did value funds. Here is a list (From Morningstar): · PIMCO…
Rank this Week: 291

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: 296

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/
  • Jan 21

    Higher Filing Thresholds for HSR Act Premerger Notifications and Interlocking Directorates Announced

    Higher Filing Thresholds for HSR Act Premerger Notifications and Interlocking Directorates Announced
    1. Higher Thresholds For HSR Filings On January 21, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission announced revised, higher thresholds for premerger filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976. The filing thresholds are…
  • Jan 14

    What You Need to Know About Mergers and Acquisitions Involving Government Contractors and Their Supplier

    What You Need to Know About Mergers and Acquisitions Involving Government Contractors and Their Supplier
    Volume 1 – The Structure of the Deal and Government Consent With today’s posting, we begin a ten-part series on unique issues that arise in connection with the acquisition or disposition of a company that performs government…
  • Dec 21

    FAST Act Speeds-Up Raising Capital

    FAST Act Speeds-Up Raising Capital
    On December 4, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or FAST Act. Although primarily a transportation bill, the FAST Act also made changes to the federal securities laws as described…
Rank this Week: 335

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/
  • Feb 8

    How to Find the Right Financial Advisor for You

    How to Find the Right Financial Advisor for You
    Are you just starting to invest and ready to open your first brokerage account? Are unhappy with your current broker?  Here are some tips from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on how to find the right financial advisor…
  • Feb 4

    When Money Buys Stress, not Happine

    When Money Buys Stress, not Happine
    Many people work their entire lives to accumulate a nest egg of savings for retirement.   Others find financial success mid-career.  Either way, accumulating money can be surprising in one respect:  wealth often leads to…
  • Feb 1

    The Big Short: What is Short Selling Anyway?

    The Big Short: What is Short Selling Anyway?
     The recent release of the movie-version of the best-selling book, The Big Short, reminds us of the risky bets that some investors take when they anticipate the stock market, a particular industry, or a certain stock will decline in…
Rank this Week: 355

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
Rank this Week: 373

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

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

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Feb 9

    Insurance Commissioner Calls For Thermal Coal Divestment And Disclosure

    Insurance Commissioner Calls For Thermal Coal Divestment And Disclosure
    Late last month, California’s Insurance Commissioner announced that he had “asked all insurance companies doing business in California to voluntarily divest from their investments in thermal coal”.  Thermal coal, also…
  • Feb 8

    Promises, Promises: Secretary of State Admits California Can’t Accommodate Cumulative Voting

    Promises, Promises: Secretary of State Admits California Can’t Accommodate Cumulative Voting
    California’s 1879 Constitution enshrined cumulative voting as a constitutional right.  Cal. Const. of 1879, Art. XII, § 12 (repealed).  The 1931 California General Corporation Law continued mandatory cumulative…
  • Feb 5

    A Failure To Mediate Results In A Failure To Litigate

    A Failure To Mediate Results In A Failure To Litigate
    Mediation is often viewed as less costly alternative to litigation.  Therefore, it is not unusual for parties to include a mediation provision in their contracts, such as the following: The parties agree that any disputes or…
Rank this Week: 367

Representing Investors

Representing Investors

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

http://www.investorprotection.com/blog
  • Feb 8

    Energy Related Bonds & Structured Notes – A Potential Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?

    Energy Related Bonds & Structured Notes – A Potential Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?
    As noted in a February 5, 2016 article in The Wall Street Journal (“The Oil Rout’s Surprise Victims”), the epic collapse in the price of oil, from more than $100 per barrel less than two years ago to below $30 last week, has…
  • Jan 28

    Breaking Bad, the Junk Bond Edition

    Breaking Bad, the Junk Bond Edition
    Junk bonds, better known as high-yeild debt have seen much better days and strategists say that investors may be focusing too much on the role energy has played in the decline while underestimating other risks. According to Matthew Mish,…
  • Jan 24

    SEC Releases Examination Priorities for 2016

    SEC Releases Examination Priorities for 2016
    Released by the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Examination Priorities for 2016. The post SEC Releases Examination Priorities for 2016 appeared first on Maddox Hargett & Caruso.
Rank this Week: 407

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Feb 9

    SEC to Double Funding by 2021?

    SEC to Double Funding by 2021?
    Here’s an excerpt from this WSJ article: The Obama administration will call on lawmakers to double the budgets of the top U.S. market cops over the next several years, the White House announced Monday, a push almost certain to encounter…
  • Feb 8

    21 More Earnings Release Pet Peeves!

    21 More Earnings Release Pet Peeves!
    Recently, I ran a popular blog listing 31 pet peeves about earnings releases. In response, a number of folks sent in additional pet peeves – including Foley & Lardner’s Pat Quick and Morgan Lewis’ Alan Singer – so…
  • Feb 5

    More Congressional Action Coming for the Securities Laws?

    More Congressional Action Coming for the Securities Laws?
    The ink is barely dry from the FAST Act – which had been tucked into a transportation bill and the mashup of numerous bills that had been floated in the US House of Representatives last year – than the House passes three more…
Rank this Week: 461

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    SEC Stands Up for Whistleblower Rule in Anti-Retaliation Appeal

    SEC Stands Up for Whistleblower Rule in Anti-Retaliation Appeal
    By Amy Leisinger, J.D.The SEC has filed an amicus brief urging the Sixth Circuit to defer to its rulemaking protecting employees from retaliation under the Dodd-Frank Act’s whistleblower provision regardless of whether they reported…
  • Feb 8

    Bebo Asks Justices to Take Case on SEC In-House Court

    Bebo Asks Justices to Take Case on SEC In-House Court
    By Mark S. Nelson, J.D.Laurie Bebo will give the Supreme Court another chance to take up a case disputing the SEC’s in-house enforcement apparatus by arguing in a certiorari petition that the Seventh Circuit misapplied the high…
  • Feb 5

    SEC Should Require Gender Pay Discrepancy Disclosure, Adviser Say

    SEC Should Require Gender Pay Discrepancy Disclosure, Adviser Say
    By John Filar AtwoodPay equity is an indicator of a well-managed, well-governed company, according to investment adviser Pax Ellevate Management, which has asked the SEC to require public companies to disclose gender pay ratios every year. If…
Rank this Week: 503

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…
  • Feb 2

    Citigroup to Pay $23M to Resolve Yen Libor and Euroyen Tibor Rigging Claim

    Citigroup to Pay $23M to Resolve Yen Libor and Euroyen Tibor Rigging Claim
    Citigroup (C) Inc. has agreed to pay $23M in an institutional investor fraud lawsuit accusing the bank of conspiring to manipulated the Euroyen Tibor and yen Libor benchmark interest rates and Euroyen Tibor futures contracts. Plaintiff…
Rank this Week: 533

SEC Lawyers Blog

SEC Lawyers Blog

Covers stock fraud. By Sonn & Erez, PLC.

http://www.seclawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 7

    Linn Energy Investors Brace for Bankruptcy

    Linn Energy Investors Brace for Bankruptcy
    The deep and extended drop in oil prices continues to negatively impact Linn Energy, LLC (NASDAQ:LINE). Shares of Linn Energy (NASDAQ:LINE) / LinnCo (NASDAQ:LNCO) dropped more than 50% on February 5 after Linn announced that it was going to…
  • Feb 6

    Sonn|Erez Investigating Claims Related to Credit Suisse X-Links Cushing MLP Infrastructure ETN

    Sonn|Erez Investigating Claims Related to Credit Suisse X-Links Cushing MLP Infrastructure ETN
    Sonn|Erez is investigating investment losses related to Credit Suisse X-Links Cushing MLP Infrastructure ETN (NYSE: MLPN). The X-Links Cushing MLP Infrastructure ETNs are senior, unsecured debt securities issued by Credit Suisse AG that are…
  • Feb 5

    Sonn|Erez Investigating Claims Related to Babson Capital Global Short Duration High Yield Fund (NYSE: BGH)

    Sonn|Erez Investigating Claims Related to Babson Capital Global Short Duration High Yield Fund (NYSE: BGH)
    Sonn|Erez is investigating investment losses related to Babson Capital Global Short Duration High Yield Fund (NYSE: BGH), a closed end short duration high yield bond fund managed by Babson Capital Management, LLC. The Fund “seeks to…
Rank this Week: 554

Federal Securities Law Blog

Federal Securities Law Blog

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

http://www.fedseclaw.com/
  • Jan 28

    Delaware Courts continue scrutiny of “disclosure only” settlements in M&A litigation

    Delaware Courts continue scrutiny of “disclosure only” settlements in M&A litigation
    On Jan. 22, 2016, the Delaware Court of Chancery released its opinion in In re Trulia Stockholder Litigation in which it rejected a “disclosure only” settlement of a shareholders’ suit challenging an M&A transaction.…
  • Jan 22

    Supreme Court to review insider trading case

    Supreme Court to review insider trading case
    The Supreme Court has agreed to consider something that lies at the center of nearly every insider trading case: what prosecutors need to prove an insider trading conviction. This case aims to determine exactly what benefits corporate…
  • Jan 6

    Article sheds light on practice of private equity

    Article sheds light on practice of private equity
    Andrew Ross Sorkin wrote an interesting article in Tuesday’s New York Times regarding the practice of private equity firms designating the legal counsel to be used by its lenders in a leveraged buyout financing. In other words, the…
Rank this Week: 611

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

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

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    Electronic Storage Failure Results in $2.6 Million Fine

    Electronic Storage Failure Results in $2.6 Million Fine
    If your firm has not reviewed its electronic storage systems and programs recently, now may be the time. While this is a guess, it seems to me that oversights at one firm cost it $2.6 million in fines.As we all know, the…
  • Feb 9

    SEC Names C. Dabney O’Riordan and Alka Patel as Associate Regional Directors in Los Angeles Office

    SEC Names C. Dabney O’Riordan and Alka Patel as Associate Regional Directors in Los Angeles Office
    The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that C. Dabney O’Riordan and Alka Patel have been named Associate Directors for Enforcement in the agency’s Los Angeles Regional Office.Ms. O’Riordan began working in…
  • Feb 9

    Monsanto Paying $80 Million Penalty for Accounting Violation

    Monsanto Paying $80 Million Penalty for Accounting Violation
    The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that St. Louis-based agribusiness Monsanto Company agreed to pay an $80 million penalty and retain an independent compliance consultant to settle charges that it violated accounting rules…
Rank this Week: 630

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Covers securities law. By Fitapelli | Kurta.

http://www.securitieslawattorneys.net/
  • Feb 8

    Gopi Vungarala Investigated by FINRA

    Gopi Vungarala Investigated by FINRA
    According to records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Michigan-based Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments broker/adviser Gopi Vungarala is under investigation for allegations involving he lied about investments and…
  • Feb 8

    Broker Charles Lynch: Eleven Pending Complaints with FINRA

    Broker Charles Lynch: Eleven Pending Complaints with FINRA
    The securities and investment fraud law firm Fitapelli Kurta is interested in speaking to investors who have complaints regarding California-based Wells Fargo Advisors broker/adviser Charles Lynch (CRD# 3004877). Charles Lynch has spent 16…
  • Feb 8

    LPL broker Lance Shaw has Customer Complaint

    LPL broker Lance Shaw has Customer Complaint
    According to records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), former Florida-based International Assets Advisory broker/adviser Lance Shaw is currently not licensed to act as a broker or an investment adviser. The…
Rank this Week: 627

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: 631

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

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

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Feb 9

    Joseph Slights Tapped as Next Delaware VC

    Joseph Slights Tapped as Next Delaware VC
    Here’s news from this DelawareOnline article: Gov. Jack Markell has nominated former Superior Court judge Joseph R. Slights III to be the next vice chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery. If confirmed, Slights will replace Vice…
  • Feb 8

    Secrets of the Activist Manager

    Secrets of the Activist Manager
    In “Secrets of the Activist Manager,” PwC’s Larry Jones and Joseph Duerr draw from a new analysis of 55 companies over the past 10 years in which shareholder activists had a significant impact on company governance and…
  • Feb 4

    Activist Activity: Three Perspective

    Activist Activity: Three Perspective
    On the heels of the NACD’s annual survey of more than 1,000 directors, which found that more than 20% of respondents’ boards were approached by activist investors during the past year – yet 46% of those surveyed have no plan…
Rank this Week: 744

Broke and Broker

Broke and Broker

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

http://brokeandbroker.com/index.php
  • Feb 5

    The Houston Terrorist and The Order On Ineptitude

    The Houston Terrorist and The Order On Ineptitude
    On January 6, 2016, the United States Department of Justice filed a three-count Indictment Under Seal against Defendant Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas (“SDTX”).…
  • Feb 4

    EMPLOYMENT TUESDAY at BrokeAndBroker.com

    EMPLOYMENT TUESDAY at BrokeAndBroker.com
    The BrokeAndBroker.com Employment PageStockbroker, Compliance, Legal, and Regulatory Jobssearch by title, skills, job, city, state, zip, and companyThe BrokeAndBroker.com Employment Page...
  • Feb 3

    CD War Between Securities and Exchange Commission and Federal Bureau of Prison

    CD War Between Securities and Exchange Commission and Federal Bureau of Prison
    When last we left Sandip Shah, this is where things stood with him, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") had filed an Order Instituting Administrative Proceedings (the "OIP") and had noticed the Respondent for a hearing. In the…
Rank this Week: 830

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: 766

Cosgrove Law Securities and…

Cosgrove Law Securities and Investment Blog

News and commentary on the latest securities and investment developments.

http://securitiesandinvestmentblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 27

    FINRA's BrokerCheck Posting Terminations More Quickly, but Firms Still have 30 days to Report

    FINRA's BrokerCheck Posting Terminations More Quickly, but Firms Still have 30 days to Report
    FINRA's RegulatoryNotice 15-39 is getting a little blog time, but sadly some law firms writing about it seem to misunderstand not only the Notice itself, but also the implications of the changes that have been implemented.  FINRA Rule…
  • Jan 7

    SEC Continues to Crack Down on EB-5 Fraud

    SEC Continues to Crack Down on EB-5 Fraud
    Late last year, investors who claimed the $8.5 million frozen by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was rightfully theirs were denied access to the money by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Joan Lenard ruled that management of…
  • Jan 7

    DID YOU JUST BUY OR SELL AN UNREGISTERED SECURITY?

    DID YOU JUST BUY OR SELL AN UNREGISTERED SECURITY?
    Generally speaking, if an investment is a security it either needs to be registered or exempt from registration. And yet it is far too commonplace to read headlines about enforcement actions related to the sale of unregistered securities, or…
Rank this Week: 892

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: 900

InvestorLawyers.net

InvestorLawyers.net

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

http://www.investorlawyers.net/blog/
  • Dec 9

    Vanguard Funds File Suit Against VEREIT

    Vanguard Funds File Suit Against VEREIT
    On October 27, 2015, Vanguard Funds (Vanguard) filed suit against VEREIT, Inc. (VEREIT), VEREIT Operating Partnership, AR Capital, ARC Properties Advisors, RCAP Holdings, RCS Capital Corporation, and five company executives in Arizona federal…
  • Dec 9

    Former Cadaret, Grant & Co. Broker William M. Pottetti Barred From Securities Industry

    Former Cadaret, Grant & Co. Broker William M. Pottetti Barred From Securities Industry
    According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), former Cadaret, Grant & Co. (Cadaret) broker William M. Pottetti (Pottetti) was barred from the securities industry after he agreed to sign a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver…
  • Dec 8

    Reef Oil and Gas Investments May Give Rise To Investor Arbitration Claim

    Reef Oil and Gas Investments May Give Rise To Investor Arbitration Claim
    Law Office of Christopher J. Gray wishes to alert investors to the possibility that recommendations of Reef Securities, Inc. (Reef) by broker-dealers may be unsuitable, depending on the individual characteristics of investors and whether the…
Rank this Week: 1039

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…
  • 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…
  • Aug 5

    Hedge Fund Events August 2015

    Hedge Fund Events August 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: August 1, 2015 Sponsor: HFC Event: 10th Annual West Coast Ride for the Children Location:…
Rank this Week: 986

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: 1103

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: 1127

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: 1122

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: 1136

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: 1145

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/
Rank this Week: 1418

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 11

    SEC Accuses VGTel Owner and Investment Advisers with Securities Fraud

    SEC Accuses VGTel Owner and Investment Advisers with Securities Fraud
    On December 15, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission commenced an action in federal district court in the Southern District of New York against Edward Durante for fraud in the sale of millions of dollars of VGTel stock to numerous of…
  • Nov 2

    State Securities Regulators Propose Model Act to Protect Vulnerable Adults from Financial Exploitation

    State Securities Regulators Propose Model Act to Protect Vulnerable Adults from Financial Exploitation
    On September 29, 2015, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) released for public comment a proposed model to help broker-dealers, investment firms, and employees to better recognize if a senior or other vulnerable…
  • Oct 14

    Florida Invest Adviser Charged with Defrauding Georgia Client

    Florida Invest Adviser Charged with Defrauding Georgia Client
    Fraud is always a danger in the world of investment advisers. In a recent example of this, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced fraud charges against Arthur F. Jacob, age 56, and his firm, Innovative Business Solutions LLC…
Rank this Week: 1420

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Dec 19

    $20k Soon to Be the New Standard Minimum Angel Investment?

    $20k Soon to Be the New Standard Minimum Angel Investment?
    $25,000 is a common minimum investment in startup financings, at least for those conducted offline (not through an accredited crowdfunding platform). I wonder if that will change, if new SEC staff recommendations for the accredited investor…
  • Dec 18

    NW Brewpub Chain McMenamins Uses Own Site to Openly Solicit Accredited Investor

    NW Brewpub Chain McMenamins Uses Own Site to Openly Solicit Accredited Investor
    Those of you that enjoy beer or securities laws (or both), may have recently seen news articles from various Puget Sound media outlets amorphously mentioning “crowdfunding” when reporting on the development and grand opening of the new…
  • Dec 2

    Comparing the Federal Crowdfunding Rules with Washington State'

    Comparing the Federal Crowdfunding Rules with Washington State'
    Note from Bill: Before returning to private practice, my colleague, Jordan Rood, worked as a state securities regulator. What's more, Jordan was directly involved in the implementation of the crowdfunding law my friend Joe Wallin was so…
Rank this Week: 1289

Stock Market Loss

Stock Market Loss

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

http://www.stockmarketloss.com/news/
  • Jan 26

    Coin Flipping Beats Wall Street Strategist

    Coin Flipping Beats Wall Street Strategist
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss Economists have suggested for years that while stockbrokers and brokerage firms will occasionally outperform the market, those instances are pretty much a product of random chance. Over…
  • Jan 25

    Thomas Buck Wrongdoing Exceeds Settlement

    Thomas Buck Wrongdoing Exceeds Settlement
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss Former Merrill Lynch broker Thomas J. Buck has been named in several complaints, already costing the company over $4.1 million in settlements. Many of the complaints allege that Mr. Buck…
  • Jan 25

    FINRA’s Arbitration and Expungement Changes Not Enough

    FINRA’s Arbitration and Expungement Changes Not Enough
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss A report from a FINRA task force recommends 51 changes to the arbitration process. Among these changes is increasing the stipend for arbitrators, explanation of arbitration decisions…
Rank this Week: 1737

New York Securities Lawyer Blog

New York Securities Lawyer Blog

Covers securities law. By Lax & Neville LLP.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1459

Securities Fraud Attorney Blog

Securities Fraud Attorney Blog

Covers securities fraud, and other areas of securities law and banking and finance law. By Rich, Intelisano & Katz, LLP.

http://www.securitiesfraudattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1569

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/
  • Feb 13

    We've Moved. Great Content Still - But at New Site!

    We've Moved. Great Content Still - But at New Site!
    Posts here at BDLawBlog.com have been infrequent of late. We've been working to roll out a new online presence for The Beck Law Firm, LLC, that incorporates our blog. After more than seven years here, and more than 500 posts,...
  • Jan 7

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

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

    Lessons learned from putting on "the Suit."

    Lessons learned from putting on "the Suit."
    Every now and then I use my blog to share with you things not necessarily related to the law, or to our practice areas of financial markets law, estate planning or business law. Today's one of those days, and I...
Rank this Week: 1683

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: 1713

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1869