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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: 33

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
  • Jan 19

    Edward Costello Has Received a Pending Customer Complaint

    Edward Costello Has Received a Pending Customer Complaint
    Publicly available records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on January 17, 2017 indicate that California-based Securities America broker/adviser Edward Costello is the subject of a pending customer dispute.…
  • Jan 19

    Steven Finkel Has Pending and Resolved Customer Complaint

    Steven Finkel Has Pending and Resolved Customer Complaint
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on January 17, 2017 indicate that New Jersey-based Merrill Lynch broker/adviser Steven Finkel has received several resolved or pending customer…
  • Jan 19

    Carol Silverman Settles Customer Complaint From 2015

    Carol Silverman Settles Customer Complaint From 2015
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on January 17, 2017 indicate that former New York-based Raymond James & Associates broker Carol Silverman has been the subject for several customer…
Rank this Week: 93

The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

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

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • Jan 20

    Hugh W. Levey Barred from Securities Industry

    Hugh W. Levey Barred from Securities Industry
    According to FINRA, Hugh W. Levey (CRD#: 1472230) has been permanently barred from the securities industry. Without admitting or denying the findings, Levey consented to the sanction and to the entry of findings that he refused to…
  • Jan 18

    Henry Dean Watson Barred from Securities Industry

    Henry Dean Watson Barred from Securities Industry
    According to FINRA, Henry Dean Watson (CRD#: 1326969) has been permanently barred from the securities industry. On December 14, 2016, FINRA staff sent a request to Watson for on-the-record testimony in connection with an inquiry into an…
  • Jan 18

    What is a Mini-Tender Offer?

    What is a Mini-Tender Offer?
    A mini–tender offer is an offer to acquire a company’s shares directly from current investors in an amount less than 5% of issued stock. Investors who surrender their shares in a mini-tender offer without fully…
Rank this Week: 113

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

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

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • Jan 20

    FINRA Discipline: FINRA Rule 9253

    FINRA Discipline: FINRA Rule 9253
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: This is the seventeenth in a series of posts to discuss the rules associated with the FINRA disciplinary process. FINRA Rule 9253 states that a respondent in a disciplinary proceeding has…
  • Jan 19

    SEC Bars California Advisor For Defrauding Pro Athlete

    SEC Bars California Advisor For Defrauding Pro Athlete
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Former financial advisor Ash Narayan, who was the managing director of the Irvine, California, office of RGT Wealth Advisors, has agreed to accept an industry bar.  According to the SEC…
  • Jan 18

    FINRA Discipline: FINRA Rule 9252

    FINRA Discipline: FINRA Rule 9252
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:This is the sixteenth in a series of posts to discuss the rules associated with the FINRA disciplinary process. FINRA Rule 9252 states that a respondent in a disciplinary proceeding has a…
Rank this Week: 122

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Covers securities law. By Fitapelli | Kurta.

http://www.securitieslawattorneys.net/
  • Jan 19

    Glenn Searles: Two Unsatisfied Tax Lien

    Glenn Searles: Two Unsatisfied Tax Lien
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on January 16, 2017 indicate that Ohio-based Cetera Advisors broker/adviser Glenn Searles has been the subject of a customer dispute. Fitapelli Kurta…
  • Jan 19

    Douglas Pruett Was Discharged From Raymond James Financial

    Douglas Pruett Was Discharged From Raymond James Financial
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on January 16, 2017 indicate that New Jersey-based BCG Securities broker/adviser Douglas Pruett has been the subject of a customer complaint and was…
  • Jan 19

    Emil Botvinnik: Two Customer Complaint

    Emil Botvinnik: Two Customer Complaint
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on January 16, 2017 indicate that former New York-based Newport Coast Securities broker Emil Botvinnik has been the subject of resolved or pending…
Rank this Week: 133

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 17

    Anderson on Insider Trading

    Anderson on Insider Trading
    John P. Anderson has posted When Does Corporate Criminal Liability for Insider Trading Make Sense? on SSRN with the following abstract: Corporations are subject to broad criminal liability for the insider trading of their employees. Critics…
  • Jan 4

    President-Elect Nominates Jay Clayton as SEC Chair

    President-Elect Nominates Jay Clayton as SEC Chair
    Details available here.
  • Jan 3

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: John Armour & Brian Cheffins, Stock Market Prices and the Market for Corporate Control, 2016 U. Ill. L. Rev. 761. Rutheford B. Campbell…
Rank this Week: 151

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: 176

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

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

    FINRA Bars Perry De Leeuw Over Private Securities Sale

    FINRA Bars Perry De Leeuw Over Private Securities Sale
    Our firm is investigating claims made by The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against broker Perry De Leeuw (De Leeuw) – a/k/a Perry De Leeun, Perry Deleeuw.  According to brokercheck, in June 2016 De Leeuw failed to…
  • Jan 21

    FINRA Sanctions Adam Estes Over Private Securities Sales in Various Companie

    FINRA Sanctions Adam Estes Over Private Securities Sales in Various Companie
    Our firm is investigating claims made by The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against broker Adam Estes (Estes).  According to the FINRA action, Estes consented to the sanctions and findings that he participated in private…
  • Jan 21

    FINRA Accuses Neal Moon and Natalie Fogiel Of Selling Private Securitie

    FINRA Accuses Neal Moon and Natalie Fogiel Of Selling Private Securitie
    Our firm is investigating claims made by The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against brokers Neal Moon (Moon) and Natalie Fogiel Moon (Fogiel).  According to the FINRA complaint, from February 2012 to August 2015, Moon…
Rank this Week: 197

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: 229

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: 237

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Jan 19

    The Better Angels of Our Nature

    The Better Angels of Our Nature
    There have been few darker hours in our country’s history than March 4, 1861, the date of Abraham Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address. Seven states had already seceded from the Union and armed conflict loomed. While denouncing…
  • Jan 19

    Guest Post: Supreme Court to Review Whether Statute of Limitations Applies to SEC Disgorgement Claim

    Guest Post: Supreme Court to Review Whether Statute of Limitations Applies to SEC Disgorgement Claim
    Last Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court granted cert in two cases involving the limitations periods under the federal securities laws. One case, as I noted in a post earlier this week, will address the question of whether or not the filing of a…
  • Jan 17

    Guest Post: The Nuts & Bolts of SEC Investigations & Enforcement

    Guest Post: The Nuts & Bolts of SEC Investigations & Enforcement
    The SEC is the primary regulatory body charged with the enforcement of the U.S. securities laws. Most insurance and legal professionals are well-aware of the agency and familiar with its regulatory role. But in an era that has been (at least…
Rank this Week: 295

Representing Investors

Representing Investors

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

http://www.investorprotection.com/blog
  • Jan 16

    Time to Drain the Swamp at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission?

    Time to Drain the Swamp at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission?
    As reported by Gretchen Morgenson in The New York Times on January 13, 2017 (“S.E.C. Inertia on Paybacks Adds to Investor Harm”), when securities laws are broken and investors get hurt, the U.S. Securities & Exchange…
  • Jan 12

    Why Am I Losing Money in an Up Stock Market?

    Why Am I Losing Money in an Up Stock Market?
    The S&P 500,which is widely considered one of the best measures of the U.S. stock market, finished the year up over 11%. After some significant ups and downs over the past few years, the price of oil stabilized and posted some nice gains…
  • Jan 3

    Former Ameriprise Broker Radcliffe (Cliffe) Daly Suspended by FINRA

    Former Ameriprise Broker Radcliffe (Cliffe) Daly Suspended by FINRA
    According to FINRA’s Brokercheck public database, former Granger, IN Ameriprise broker Radcliffe (Cliffe) Daly was suspended by FINRA for the improper sales of the common stock of Sloud, Inc. Daly allegedly sold this Sloud penny-stock…
Rank this Week: 324

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 9

    Supreme Court affirms family insider trading conviction

    Supreme Court affirms family insider trading conviction
    On Tuesday, The United States Supreme Court unanimously affirmed an insider trading conviction by finding that inside information exchanged between relatives violates federal security laws. The case is Salman v. United States. The decision…
  • May 20

    SEC forces Mickelson to return $1 million from insider trading

    SEC forces Mickelson to return $1 million from insider trading
    PGA golfer Phil Mickelson agreed to forfeit almost $1 million that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said was obtained through insider trading. Mickelson was named as a “relief defendant” in a criminal case, filed in…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 337

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/
  • Nov 29

    Can a FINRA Securities Arbitration Award be Appealed?

    Can a FINRA Securities Arbitration Award be Appealed?
    Yes, technically, but in reality, no.  Under the law, a FINRA securities arbitration award can be appealed, but practically speaking, arbitration awards are rarely changed when appealed.   Indeed, under the Federal Arbitration…
  • Nov 28

    What Are the Key Differences Between Arbitrating an Investor Case Before FINRA and Suing in Court?

    What Are the Key Differences Between Arbitrating an Investor Case Before FINRA and Suing in Court?
    An investor who is abused by his or her securities broker cannot sue in court.  Instead, the investor must sue the broker or the brokerage firm in arbitration before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, otherwise known as…
  • Nov 3

    Managing Finances After the Death of a Loved One

    Managing Finances After the Death of a Loved One
    In September 2016, the Florida Office of Financial Regulation issued a Consumer Alert titled “Managing Finances After the Death of a Loved One.”   The alert makes a number of helpful recommendations to take following the…
Rank this Week: 360

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Focuses on complliance, corporate governance, disclosure, mergers and tax issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 427

Sharesleuth.com

Sharesleuth.com

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

http://sharesleuth.com/
Rank this Week: 419

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: 421

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 20

    Mattel fends off suit over $11.5M severance

    Mattel fends off suit over $11.5M severance
    By Anne Sherry, J.D.A shareholder failed to make the case that Mattel wrongfully refused to attempt to recover $11.5 million in severance and consulting payments from its former chairman and CEO. Mattel’s press release announcing the…
  • Jan 19

    Court OK’s end-run around Trust Indenture Act protection

    Court OK’s end-run around Trust Indenture Act protection
    By Anne Sherry, J.D.A restructuring maneuver that forced bondholders to accept reduced payment or get nothing at all did not violate the Trust Indenture Act, the Second Circuit held. The decision vacates the Southern District’s holding…
  • Jan 18

    Petition urges ‘look through’ of motions to vacate arbitration awards for jurisdiction

    Petition urges ‘look through’ of motions to vacate arbitration awards for jurisdiction
    By Amy Leisinger, J.D.Two investors have asked the Supreme Court to determine that a party seeking to vacate an arbitration award under Section 10 of the Federal Arbitration Act is entitled to the same “look through” analysis…
Rank this Week: 440

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

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

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    FINRA Releases 2017 Regulatory and Examination Priorities Letter

    FINRA Releases 2017 Regulatory and Examination Priorities Letter
    FINRA has released its Regulatory and Examination Priorities Letter  for 2017. The letter provides information about areas FINRA plans to review in its 2017 exams based on observations from its regulatory programs as well as input member…
  • Jan 13

    SEC News - Fraudulent EB-5 Offerings, Hackers, and FCPA Charge

    SEC News - Fraudulent EB-5 Offerings, Hackers, and FCPA Charge
    Businessman Settles Charges of Fraudulent EB-5 OfferingA Florida-based businessman has agreed to settle charges that he misused investor funds intended to create U.S. jobs through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program.SEC Charges Lawyer With…
  • Jan 4

    Jay Clayton said to be top contender for Trump’s SEC chief - MarketWatch

    Jay Clayton said to be top contender for Trump’s SEC chief - MarketWatch
    Jay Clayton said to be top contender for Trump’s SEC chief - MarketWatch:"Wall Street lawyer Jay Clayton has emerged as the leading candidate to be chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission and could be announced as the nominee…
Rank this Week: 441

Securities Lawyer 101

Securities Lawyer 101

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

https://www.securitieslawyer101.com/blog/
  • Jan 1

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101
    Going Public Lawyer  Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Going public is a big step for any company.  The process of “going public” is complex and at times precarious.  While going public offers many benefits it also comes…
  • Jan 1

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101
      Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Going public is a big step for any company.  The process of “going public” is complex and at times precarious.  While going public offers many benefits it also comes with risks and…
  • Jan 21

    Final Judgment Entered in “Prime Bank” Fraud – By: Brenda Hamilton

    Final Judgment Entered in “Prime Bank” Fraud – By: Brenda Hamilton
    Going Public LawyerOn January 13, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota entered a final judgment against Minnesota resident James M. Louks and his company, FiberPoP Solutions, Inc. Louks and FiberPoP are defendants in an…
Rank this Week: 556

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

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

    Consumer Report Reveals How Brokerage Firms Misrepresent Their Service

    Consumer Report Reveals How Brokerage Firms Misrepresent Their Service
    Brokers offer financial advice to and transact a variety of securities on behalf of millions of investor households. Millions of Americans rely on their brokers to make complex long-term decisions about their retirement and long-term savings…
  • Jan 20

    BROKER REPORT: Financial Advisor Matthew Meehan

    BROKER REPORT: Financial Advisor Matthew Meehan
    The securities fraud attorneys at Malecki Law are interested in hearing from investors who have complaints against stockbroker Matthew Meehan.  Mr. Meehan was last employed and registered with E.J. Sterling, LLC, a Garden City, New York,…
  • Jan 18

    BlackRock Charged By SEC For Removing Whistleblower Incentives In Employee Separation Agreement

    BlackRock Charged By SEC For Removing Whistleblower Incentives In Employee Separation Agreement
    BlackRock has been charged by the SEC with removing whistleblower incentives in their separation agreements with employees, per the SEC. According to the Commission, BlackRock’s charges stemmed from allegations that the company forced…
Rank this Week: 621

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

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

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Jan 20

    Fractions And Squeeze Out

    Fractions And Squeeze Out
    The last two posts have discussed what a corporation may do with fractions of shares.  I entitled the first of these posts “Breaking Up Is Not Hard To Do – Fractions, Scrip And Scrippage” in partial reference to the…
  • Jan 19

    I Deliver Some Round Observations About California’s Rounding Rule

    I Deliver Some Round Observations About California’s Rounding Rule
    Yesterday’s post concerned various actions that a California corporation may pursue in lieu of issuing fractional shares.  I left for today the subject of rounding.  Section 407 of the Corporations Code expressly permits…
  • Jan 18

    Breaking Up Is Not Hard To Do – Fractions, Scrip And Scrippage

    Breaking Up Is Not Hard To Do – Fractions, Scrip And Scrippage
    The California General Corporation Law explicitly authorizes a corporation to issue fractional shares.  Cal. Corp. Code § 407.  A corporation, however, is not required to do so.  Id.  In lieu of issuing fractions, a…
Rank this Week: 538

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: 564

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: 627

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: 575

Broke and Broker

Broke and Broker

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

http://brokeandbroker.com/index.php
  • Jan 17

    BrokeAndBroker.com Blog by Bill Singer WEEK IN REVIEW

    BrokeAndBroker.com Blog by Bill Singer WEEK IN REVIEW
    Federal Appeals Court Does Not See Fraud By Hindsight Investors sued a biotech company and its CEO amid claims that the defendants had issued press releases that fraudulently under-stated the timeframes to begin and complete FDA trials.…
  • Jan 17

    Federal Appeals Court Does Not See Fraud By Hindsight

    Federal Appeals Court Does Not See Fraud By Hindsight
    Investors sued a biotech company and its CEO amid claims that the defendants had issued press releases that fraudulently under-stated the timeframes to begin and complete FDA trials. Defendants countered that the trials progressed as…
  • Jan 16

    POSITION AVAILABLE: Broker Dealer Compliance Consultant

    POSITION AVAILABLE: Broker Dealer Compliance Consultant
    INTEGRATED COMPLIANCE SOLUTIONS GROUP, LLCBROKER-DEALER COMPLIANCE CONSULTANTPOSITION DESCRIPTIONCompanyIntegrated Compliance Solutions Group, LLC is a compliance services firm that has been providing high quality compliance services to the…
Rank this Week: 731

Stock Market Loss

Stock Market Loss

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

http://www.stockmarketloss.com/news/
Rank this Week: 729

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: 763

Tim O'Connor's Blog

Tim O'Connor's Blog

Covers stockbroker fraud.

http://stockbrokerlaw.com/tim-oconnors-blog
  • Jan 20

    Whistleblower Anonymity, Protection & Award

    Whistleblower Anonymity, Protection & Award
    Learn About Whistleblower Protection, Anonymity & AwardsAn Attorney for Whistleblowers Securities Whistleblower Incentives and Protection (15 USC 78u-6) The Federal Securities Whistleblower Incentives and Protection…
  • Jan 5

    Looking for Your Lost Retirement Account?

    Looking for Your Lost Retirement Account?
    In our mobile society, millions of Americans have lost track of former pension accounts over the past half century. Where did they go? There are a number of resources at your fingertips which could help locate your lost plan. These…
  • Nov 30

    Problems at the Family Office

    Problems at the Family Office
    The past decade has seen an explosion in the number of family offices set up by families seeking to coordinate and organize family wealth and assets, as well as issues involving the intergenerational transfer of family legacies. This growth…
Rank this Week: 928

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

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

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Jan 20

    Antitrust: New Focus on Harm to Large Customer

    Antitrust: New Focus on Harm to Large Customer
    This Perkins Coie memo highlights a potentially important shift in emphasis by the DOJ & FTC in antitrust merger challenges: In a stark deviation from the traditional emphasis on consumer harm, as detailed in the Horizontal Merger…
  • Jan 19

    A Feature, Not A Bug: Appraisal Conditions Deter Appraisal Claim

    A Feature, Not A Bug: Appraisal Conditions Deter Appraisal Claim
    This blog from Lowenstein’s Steve Hecht suggests that a buyer’s insistence on an appraisal condition – or a “blow provision” – might chill the exercise of appraisal rights. Here’s an excerpt…
  • Jan 18

    Tomorrow’s Webcast: “Privilege Issues in M&A”

    Tomorrow’s Webcast: “Privilege Issues in M&A”
    Tune in tomorrow for the webcast – “Privilege Issues in M&A” – to hear Alston & Bird’s Lisa Bugni, Bass Berry’s Joe Crace & Akin Gump’s Trey Muldrow discuss how to deal with the…
Rank this Week: 860

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: 984

Hedge Fund Law Blog

Hedge Fund Law Blog

Covers hedge fund laws and starting a hedge fund.

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

    Anecdotal Evidence of Strong Investor Appetite in 2017

    Anecdotal Evidence of Strong Investor Appetite in 2017
    Hedge funds to be attractive investments in new year? By: Bart Mallon Over the past couple of years hedge funds have seemingly taken a back seat to private equity, which has seen a significant amount of attention and inflows from…
  • Jan 4

    Cole-Frieman & Mallon EOY Update

    Cole-Frieman & Mallon EOY Update
    www.colefrieman.com January 4, 2016 Clients, Friends, Associates:While the holiday season is a cause for celebration and reflection, it is also the busiest time of the year for most investment managers.  Year-end administrative upkeep…
  • Jul 22

    Cole-Frieman & Mallon 2016 Second Quarter Update

    Cole-Frieman & Mallon 2016 Second Quarter Update
     www.colefrieman.com July 22, 2016 Clients and Friends: We hope that this message finds you well and that you are enjoying the first months of summer. As we move into the third quarter, we would like to provide you with a brief overview…
Rank this Week: 935

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 22

    FINRA Statutory Disqualifications and the MC-400 Proce

    FINRA Statutory Disqualifications and the MC-400 Proce
    Under the Securities Exchange Commission’s authority FINRA promulgates rules of its own as a self regulatory organization (“SRO”). Pursuant to FINRA’s By-Laws (and the By-Laws of the NASD and the NYSE before it) a…
  • Sep 28

    NASAA Releases Its 2016 Enforcement Report

    NASAA Releases Its 2016 Enforcement Report
    The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) recently released its Enforcement Report for 2016, an annual publication providing a general overview of the activities of the state securities agencies responsible for the…
  • Sep 21

    Financial Advisors Expunging Baseless Customer Complaints in State Court

    Financial Advisors Expunging Baseless Customer Complaints in State Court
    The Internet is awash with articles about “bad brokers” with clean U-4s, and “rouge brokers” obtaining expungements of valid customer complaints.  Indeed, studies have been published ostensibly demonstrating that…
Rank this Week: 1001

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/
Rank this Week: 954

Investment Fund Law Blog

Investment Fund Law Blog

Provides updates and insights on legal issues facing fund managers and investors. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.investmentfundlawblog.com/
  • Oct 25

    HFMWEEK AWARDS PILLSBURY INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT PRACTICE FOR SERVICE TO HEDGE FUND STARTUPS

    HFMWEEK AWARDS PILLSBURY INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT PRACTICE FOR SERVICE TO HEDGE FUND STARTUPS
    NEW YORK—Pillsbury has been named Best Onshore Law Firm for Hedge Fund Startups by HFMWeek at its HFM U.S. Hedge Fund Services Awards 2016.  Partner Ildiko Duckor, who is co-leader of the firm’s Investment Funds &…
  • Oct 4

    New Law Mandates Disclosure of Alternative Fund Fees By California Public Pension

    New Law Mandates Disclosure of Alternative Fund Fees By California Public Pension
    To increase the transparency of fees and expenses paid to alternative funds, every California public pension plan must require each alternative fund in which they invest to make various disclosures, and California public pension plans are…
  • Sep 21

    Higher Qualified Client Net Worth Threshold Effective August 15, 2016

    Higher Qualified Client Net Worth Threshold Effective August 15, 2016
    3(c)(1) funds should update their offering documents to reflect $2.1 million net worth requirement. Assets under management threshold remains unchanged at $1 million. Only new client relationships entered and new investors admitted in private…
Rank this Week: 919

InvestorLawyers.net

InvestorLawyers.net

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

http://www.investorlawyers.net/blog/
  • Oct 13

    Former NEXT Financial Broker Douglas P. Simanski Barred for Alleged Theft

    Former NEXT Financial Broker Douglas P. Simanski Barred for Alleged Theft
      Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) records indicate that Douglas P. Simanski (Simanski), a former stockbroker who was associated with NEXT Financial Group, has been permanently barred from the brokerage…
  • Oct 13

    Platinum Partners Hedge Funds Under Scrutiny

    Platinum Partners Hedge Funds Under Scrutiny
    Platinum Partners LP Funds are under scrutiny after federal agents reportedly raided the funds’ New York offices in July 2016.  Hedge fund entities sponsored by Platinum Partners include the Platinum Partners Value Arbitrage Funds,…
  • Oct 13

    FINRA Fines Investors Capital Over Unit Investment Trust Sale

    FINRA Fines Investors Capital Over Unit Investment Trust Sale
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently fined Investors Capital Corporation $250,000 over the sale of unit investment trusts (UITs).  Investors Capital did not admit or deny the allegations leading to the fine, but…
Rank this Week: 779

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: 841

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/
  • Dec 31

    A Securities Lawyer's Top 10 Tips for Senior Investor

    A Securities Lawyer's Top 10 Tips for Senior Investor
    Reject aggressive salespeople. Don't feel pressured to act quickly. Give yourself time to do your homework. Don't be afraid to say "no." Request to be put on the "do not call" list. Ask questions. Ask what licenses the salesperson has. Get…
  • Dec 31

    A Securities Lawyer's Top 10 Tips for Senior Investor

    A Securities Lawyer's Top 10 Tips for Senior Investor
    Reject aggressive salespeople. Don't feel pressured to act quickly. Give yourself time to do your homework. Don't be afraid to say "no." Request to be put on the "do not call" list. Ask questions. Ask what licenses the salesperson has. Get…
  • Nov 10

    Investor Alert: Magnum Hunter Resources to be Delisted

    Investor Alert: Magnum Hunter Resources to be Delisted
    Today, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) announced their decision to proceed with delisting Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (NYSE: MHR). Trading in MHR's common stock will be suspended immediately causing irreparable harm to many main…
Rank this Week: 975

Stock Broker Attorney Blog

Stock Broker Attorney Blog

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

http://www.stockbrokerattorney.com/blog
  • Jan 7

    Man Sentence to 18-Months for Investment Scam

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

    SEC Charges Unlicensed Man with Scamming Investor

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

    Broker Barred from Practice for Stealing from Elderly

    Broker Barred from Practice for Stealing from Elderly
    Jeffrey McClure, a former employee of Wells Fargo Advisors and an affiliated bank in California, was recently barred from the securities industry after stealing almost $89,000 from an elderly customer. Between December 2012 and August 2014,…
Rank this Week: 982

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

Covers business law for entrepreneurs, emerging companies and the investment management industry. By Alexander J. Davie.

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1394

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Jan 17

    The Forgotten Face of Student Lending

    The Forgotten Face of Student Lending
    Mention student loans and the face that comes immediately to mind is probably someone in their early twenties. A recent report from the CFPB sheds light on an overlooked segment of the student loan population – consumers 60 years old…
  • Jan 10

    CFPB’s 2017 Fair Lending Prioritie

    CFPB’s 2017 Fair Lending Prioritie
    At the end of last year, the CFPB issued its Fair Lending Priorities for 2017.  According to its December blog post, the CFPB plans to increase its focus on the following three areas, which it describes as “presenting a substantial…
  • Jan 10

    GOP Takes Aim at Dodd-Frank

    GOP Takes Aim at Dodd-Frank
    On Friday, January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump will become the President of the United States, and for the first time in nearly a decade, a single party will control the Presidency, the House, and the Senate. After years of deadlock,…
Rank this Week: 1277

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/
  • Oct 27

    Private Share Litigation Cases are Challenging

    Private Share Litigation Cases are Challenging
    In a very high profile private share litigation, Theranos, a privately held health-technology and medical-laboratory-services company worth $9 billion as of 2014, has been sued this Monday by one of its largest and trusted financial backers,…
  • Jun 19

    Split Decision on Arbitration in Bank of America Case

    Split Decision on Arbitration in Bank of America Case
    This week, a Florida appeals court partially reversed a ruling denying Bank of America’s efforts to arbitrate various claims related to the Scott Rothstein Ponzi scheme. Bank of America, N.A. v. Beverly, Nos. 4D14-3167, 4D14-3168 (Fla.…
  • Jun 19

    Split Decision on Arbitration in Bank of America Case

    Split Decision on Arbitration in Bank of America Case
    This week, a Florida appeals court partially reversed a ruling denying Bank of America’s efforts to arbitrate various claims related to the Scott Rothstein Ponzi scheme. Bank of America, N.A. v. Beverly, Nos. 4D14-3167, 4D14-3168 (Fla.…
Rank this Week: 1198

White Collar Fraud

White Collar Fraud

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

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

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

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

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

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

    White Collar Fraud List of Blog Posts for 2014

    White Collar Fraud List of Blog Posts for 2014
    December 19, 2014: Cleveland.com - Crazy Eddie CFO shares how companies trick auditors and fleece investors: Plain Dealing, by Sheryl HarrisDecember 3, 2014: Going Concern - Ex-Crazy Eddie CFO's 10 Tips for Advancing Your Accounting Career by…
Rank this Week: 1134

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: 1386

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: 1305