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Securities Lawyer 101

Securities Lawyer 101

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

http://www.securitieslawyer101.com/blog/
  • Sep 10

    Corporate Hijackings 101 l Securities Lawyer 101 Blog

    Corporate Hijackings 101 l Securities Lawyer 101 Blog
    Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Corporate hijackings, also known as corporate identity theft, of public shell companies has been around for more than a decade.  It  is a growing method used by fraudsters to acquire…
  • Jan 1

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

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

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101
      Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Going public is a big step for any company.  The process of “going public” is complex and at times precarious.  While going public offers many benefits it also comes with risks and…
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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: 57

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Dec 7

    Request for Submissions: National Business Law Scholars Conference

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

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

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

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Holly Baird, Comment, The Preculsive Effect of Disgorgement Orders in Non- Dischargeability Actions Under Section 523(a)(19), 30 Emory…
Rank this Week: 146

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

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

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • Dec 15

    Former MidAmerica Financial Broker Fined for Outside Business Activity

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

    Ex-New York Islanders Owners Sentenced for Securities Fraud

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

    FINRA Fines Ameriprise for Arbitration Discovery Abuse

    FINRA Fines Ameriprise for Arbitration Discovery Abuse
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: FINRA has sanctioned Ameriprise and one of its brokers for altering documents and refusing to produce documents in an arbitration proceeding. According…
Rank this Week: 165

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: 214

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
  • Dec 16

    Investor Warning: FS Energy & Power Fund

    Investor Warning: FS Energy & Power Fund
    The nationally acclaimed stock fraud law firm, Fitapelli Kurta, is investigating potential claims against FS2 Capital Partners, LPL Financial, Ameriprise Financial, and any other broker-dealer firm who recommended FS Energy & Power…
  • Dec 16

    FINRA Complaint Report: Week Ending December 12, 2014

    FINRA Complaint Report: Week Ending December 12, 2014
    The following are complaints filed with FINRA against brokers or broker-dealer firms for the week ending December 12, 2014. The post FINRA Complaint Report: Week Ending December 12, 2014 appeared first on Stock Fraud News & Information.
  • Dec 12

    GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) – Bankrupt – Stock fraud attorneys investigate

    GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) – Bankrupt – Stock fraud attorneys investigate
    As millions held their breath and awaited the much anticipated release of Apple’s IPhone 6, GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) cringed and awaited the inevitable – bankruptcy. The post GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) – Bankrupt…
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Sharesleuth.com

Sharesleuth.com

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

http://sharesleuth.com/
  • Oct 7

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

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

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

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

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

    Guanwei Recycling Corp. and Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: The Rui Wang Connection
    A Chinese businessman who figures into a fraud case involving Guanwei Recycling Corp. (Nasdaq: GPRC) also has an intriguing connection to Kandi Technologies Group Inc. (Nasdaq: KNDI), whose shares were allegedly manipulated by the same group.…
Rank this Week: 261

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/
Rank this Week: 278

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Dec 19

    Insolvent Company Directors’ Duties to Creditors Under Delaware Law

    Insolvent Company Directors’ Duties to Creditors Under Delaware Law
    A question that frequently recurs is whether or not directors of insolvent companies have fiduciary duties to creditors. Creditors often attempt to argue that as companies move into the “zone of insolvency,” directors’…
  • Dec 19

    Mug Shot Greetings for the Holiday Season

    Mug Shot Greetings for the Holiday Season
    On several occasions I have published what I thought would be the last of the D&O Diary mug shots, only to find afterwards that still more mug shots were arriving in my email mailbox. That has happened yet again, and this time some of the…
  • Dec 17

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

    D&O Insurance: Eleventh Circuit Holds Insured v. Insured Exclusion’s Applicability to FDIC Failed Bank Claims Ambiguou
    Going all the way back to the S&L crisis, a recurring insurance coverage issue that has arisen in the failed bank context has been the question of whether or not coverage for a claim brought by the FDIC in its capacity as receiver of a…
Rank this Week: 288

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

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

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
  • Dec 11

    Second Circuit Limits “Tippee” Insider Trading Liability

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

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

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

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

    How Will the White House Announcement on Immigration Affect Your Company?
    Most companies will be impacted by the immigration initiatives announced by the White House this week.  It will take up to several months for the initiatives to be implemented in order to give the U.S. Department of Homeland Security…
Rank this Week: 309

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: 334

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

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

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Dec 19

    This May Not Be Rocket Science, But Is NASAA’s Form D Filing Fee Legal?

    This May Not Be Rocket Science, But Is NASAA’s Form D Filing Fee Legal?
    Earlier this week, the North American Securities Administrators Association (aka NASAA) announced the launch of its Electronic Filing Depository (EFD).  The EFD allows issuers to file Form Ds in Rule 506 offerings online.  A number…
  • Dec 18

    9th Circuit Upholds Issue Preclusion In Subsequent Derivative Suit

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

    Ninth Circuit Requires Particularity In All Elements Of Securities Fraud Pleading

    Ninth Circuit Requires Particularity In All Elements Of Securities Fraud Pleading
    Sometimes, I find it useful to take a step back and review the legal standard applicable to securities fraud claims under Section 10(b) and Rule 10b-5.  To stay in court, and securities litigation all about surviving motions to dismiss,…
Rank this Week: 349

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 367

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Dec 19

    JOBS Act: SEC Proposes ’34 Act Registration Requirement

    JOBS Act: SEC Proposes ’34 Act Registration Requirement
    On Wednesday, the SEC proposed a number of JOBS Act changes to the thresholds for registration, termination of registration & suspension of ’34 Act reporting including (here’s an overview in this blog): 1. Amending Rules 12g-1…
  • Dec 18

    IFRS: The SEC’s Saga Continue

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

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

    Transcript: “Proxy Access: A New World of Private Ordering”
    We have posted the transcript for our recent popular webcast: “Proxy Access: A New World of Private Ordering.” I’m not a big SNL fan – but this recent bit about Hobbits in the style of “The Office” is…
Rank this Week: 369

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer…

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers securities fraud, investor fraud and Ponzi schemes. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.floridasecuritiesfraudlawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 5

    FINRA Increases Arbitrator Pay- Passes Costs to Partie

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

    Former Florida Broker Permanently Barred for Alleged Theft

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

    SEC Approves Rule to Help Non-Traded REIT Investor

    SEC Approves Rule to Help Non-Traded REIT Investor
    The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (“FINRA”) proposed revisions to NASD Rule 2340 regarding per share estimated valuations of unlisted REITs held by…
Rank this Week: 377

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    FINRA Alleges SWS Financial Services Failed to Supervise Variable Annuity Transaction

    FINRA Alleges SWS Financial Services Failed to Supervise Variable Annuity Transaction
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) filed a complaint against brokerage firm SWS Financial Services, Inc. (SWS Financial) over allegations that from September 2009, to May 2011, SWS Financial had inadequate supervisory systems…
  • Dec 17

    Atlas Energy Oil and Gas Investments: Risks Investors Should Know Part II

    Atlas Energy Oil and Gas Investments: Risks Investors Should Know Part II
    This article follows up on a recent article reported in Reuters concerning Atlas Energy LP’s private placement partnerships in oil and gas. Atlas Resources LLC, a subsidiary the energy group, has filed documents with the SEC for Atlas…
  • Dec 16

    Atlas Energy Oil and Gas Investments: A Risky Proposition Part I

    Atlas Energy Oil and Gas Investments: A Risky Proposition Part I
    As recently reported in Reuters, Atlas Energy LP has marketed itself to investors as a way to get into the U.S. energy boom. By contributing at least $25,000 in a private placement partnership that will drill for oil and gas in states such as…
Rank this Week: 422

Representing Investors

Representing Investors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Fredrick Griffin v. Rockwell Global Capital LLC FINRA Dispute Resolution Award
    Griffin requested compensatory damages of approximately $200,000.00, attorneys’ fees, interest, costs, punitive damages, and such in a claim against Rockwell Global Capital LLC in January 2013. Griffin stated that Rockwell Global…
Rank this Week: 505

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 29

    Wells Fargo Reaches $591 Million Mortgage Deal with Fannie Mae

    Wells Fargo Reaches $591 Million Mortgage Deal with Fannie Mae
    Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) has arrived at a $591 million mortgage settlement with Fannie Mae (FNMA). The arrangement resolves claims that the banking institution sold faulty mortgages to the government run-home loan financier and covers…
  • Dec 17

    Whistleblower Earns $57M Payout in Second Lawsuit Against Bank of America

    Whistleblower Earns $57M Payout in Second Lawsuit Against Bank of America
    Edward O'Donnell, an ex-Countrywide Financial executive, will receive $57 million for a second whistleblower lawsuit accusing parent company Bank of America Corp. (BAC) of fraud. In this case, O’Donnell accused a Countrywide unit of…
  • Dec 11

    Morgan Stanley Fined $4M by the SEC for Market Access Rule Violation

    Morgan Stanley Fined $4M by the SEC for Market Access Rule Violation
    The Securities and Exchange Commission is ordering Morgan Stanley (MS) to pay $4 million for violating the market access rule. The rule mandates that brokerage firms implement adequate risk controls before giving customers market access. An…
Rank this Week: 542

SEC Lawyers Blog

SEC Lawyers Blog

Covers stock fraud. By Sonn & Erez, PLC.

http://www.seclawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 620

Federal Securities Law Blog

Federal Securities Law Blog

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

http://www.fedseclaw.com/
  • Dec 3

    A compliance problem truly “Made in the USA”

    A compliance problem truly “Made in the USA”
    Following the expiration of a public comment period last week, the ink is now dry on the Federal Trade Commission’s consent decree against Made in USA Brand, LLC, settling charges that the Columbus, Ohio-based company sold its…
  • Nov 25

    FCPA to increasingly target individual

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

    “The Bandits’ Club” gets its due

    “The Bandits’ Club” gets its due
    Our colleagues at Antitrust Law Source posted an interesting update about probable charges alleging that traders at approximately a dozen global banks – including Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays, and USB – fixed the…
Rank this Week: 695

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

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

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 15

    Fallout from Landmark Insider Trading Decision Begin

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

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

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

    Fraudulent Apple Trades Cost Morgan Stanley $4 Million in Fine

    Fraudulent Apple Trades Cost Morgan Stanley $4 Million in Fine
    Morgan Stanley will pay $4 million to settle charges that it failed to stop a rogue Rochdale Securities LLC trader from fraudulently buying $525 million in Apple stock in 2012.For more information, go to Morgan Stanley Fined $4 Million for…
Rank this Week: 696

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

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

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
Rank this Week: 732

InvestorLawyers.net

InvestorLawyers.net

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

http://www.investorlawyers.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 751

Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

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

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

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

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

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

    California Men Sentenced For $5 Million Real Estate Ponzi Scheme

    California Men Sentenced For $5 Million Real Estate Ponzi Scheme
    Two California men will each serve at least a decade in prison for operating a real estate Ponzi scheme that duped victims out of nearly $5 million.  Terrance Brown, of San Jose, California, and Antranik Kabajouzian, of Morgan City,…
Rank this Week: 730

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

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

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Dec 17

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

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

    M&A Communications Challenges Posed by Tax Inversion Deal

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

    2014 MAC Survey

    2014 MAC Survey
    Recently, Nixon Peabody posted its “2014 MAC Survey.” Here is an excerpt: Our inaugural survey, which studied 2001 to 2002, reflected the effects on dealmaking of the September 11, 2001, attacks. The following year’s study…
Rank this Week: 800

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: 772

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: 878

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: 897

Broke and Broker

Broke and Broker

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

http://brokeandbroker.com/index.php
  • Dec 15

    BrokeAndBroker.com by Bill Singer WEEK IN REVIEW

    BrokeAndBroker.com by Bill Singer WEEK IN REVIEW
    Till Death And Redemptions Do Husband, Wife, Stockbroker, And Bob Marley PartWe start with a wife and her children. We add a husband. We toss into that scene a stockbroker. Then come the redemptions. All of which sets the stage for a Wall…
  • Dec 12

    Till Death And Redemptions Do Husband, Wife, And Stockbroker Part

    Till Death And Redemptions Do Husband, Wife, And Stockbroker Part
    We start this ballad with a wife. We add a husband. We toss into that scene a stockbroker. Add some redemptions from the account's under the wife's control. All of which sets the stage for a Wall Street torch song about pain, sadness, and a…
  • Dec 12

    18 Reps Fall Off Firm's Email Radar

    18 Reps Fall Off Firm's Email Radar
    In a recent FINRA regulatory settlement, 18 registered folks sort of fell off their firm's compliance radar.  It's not a case involving earth-shattering misconduct. Sometimes stuff just falls through the cracks. Every wrong on Wall…
Rank this Week: 922

Cosgrove Law Securities and…

Cosgrove Law Securities and Investment Blog

News and commentary on the latest securities and investment developments.

http://securitiesandinvestmentblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 16

    Are You Stuck in a REIT?

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

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

    What Will be on the SEC’s 2015 Exam Priorities for Investment Advisers?
    Each January, The SEC’s National Exam Program (“NEP”) issues examination priorities for the year ahead.  The priorities are based upon the SEC’s evaluation of those areas in the financial markets that it believes…
  • Nov 30

    Business Torts in the Financial Industry Arena

    Business Torts in the Financial Industry Arena
    The attorneys at Cosgrove Law Group, LLC frequently handle business disputes on a contingent fee basis in arbitrations and the courts.  We are typically litigating in the financial industry arena where slashing, cross-checking and…
Rank this Week: 1012

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Nov 16

    ACA Webinar on Accredited Investor Definition and Established Angel Group Certification

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

    A Sestina About Copyright

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

    Alan Bennett's anthology of six English poet

    Alan Bennett's anthology of six English poet
    Thanks to a London nephew, I'm reading Six Poets: Hardy to Larkin, an anthology of poems by Hardy, Housman, Betjeman, Auden, MacNeice and Larkin, chosen by the English playwright Alan Bennett, with commentary by Bennett between each presented…
Rank this Week: 1021

Hedge Fund Law Blog

Hedge Fund Law Blog

Covers hedge fund laws and starting a hedge fund.

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

    Hedge Fund Events December 2014

    Hedge Fund Events December 2014
    The following are various hedge fund events happening this month. Please email us if you would like us to add your event to this list. **** Date: December 3, 2014 Sponsor: Morgan Stanley Event: Dive into New Portfolio Strategies Location: New…
  • Nov 11

    3rd Annual Alternative Investments Summit – November 20th

    3rd Annual Alternative Investments Summit – November 20th
    Please see below information on the Seattle Investment Association event on November 20th. **** The Seattle Alternative Investment Association, together with the CFA Society of Seattle, invites you to join us on November 20th, 2014 for the…
  • Oct 26

    Cole-Frieman & Mallon LLP 2014 Third Quarter Update

    Cole-Frieman & Mallon LLP 2014 Third Quarter Update
    www.colefrieman.com October 23, 2014 Clients and Friends: It has already been a busy fourth quarter, but we would like to take this opportunity to provide you with a brief overview of some of the legal, business and regulatory updates from…
Rank this Week: 1077

Securities Compliance Sentinel

Securities Compliance Sentinel

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

http://securitiescompliancesentinel.foxrothschild.com
  • Dec 19

    My Client Is Ignoring Me, Now What

    My Client Is Ignoring Me, Now What
    Anyone who is in a service industry frequently faces this question.  It is what you do in response that makes the difference between being a target for a lawsuit and moving on to greener pastures. The most important thing is not to…
  • Dec 18

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

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

    Who Wants To Speak With Me, Oh No

    Who Wants To Speak With Me, Oh No
    Anyone in a service industry has had that dreaded feeling.  You see your email or caller identification and realize it is “that” client trying to reach you.  The client I reference is that extremely difficult client that…
Rank this Week: 1147

Wall Street Investment Fraud…

Wall Street Investment Fraud Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.wallstreetinvestmentfraudlawyer.com/
  • Jan 13

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

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

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

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

    FINRA IDENTIFIES AREAS OF CONCERN FOR INVESTORS

    FINRA IDENTIFIES AREAS OF CONCERN FOR INVESTORS
    Each year, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) publishes a letter to the financial services industry identifying its regulatory and examination priorities. FINRA is the industry's "self-regulatory organization," which is…
Rank this Week: 1173

California Securities Fraud Lawyer…

California Securities Fraud Lawyer Blog

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

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

    March - April 2014 Disciplinary Action

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

    Update: Charles Schwab to Allow Customer Class Action

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

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

    Regulators Fine LPL Financial LLC $950,000 Over Unsuitable Alternative Investments Sale
    Today, LPL Financial LLC reached a settlement with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) over the firm's failure to adequately supervise the sale of non-traded REITs and other risky alternative investments. LPL's settlement…
Rank this Week: 1372

VC Research Network

VC Research Network

Venture Capital blawg by Boalt Hall Law School Law Professors Jesse M. Fried, Ken Taymor, and Robert Bartlett, III

http://vc.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Apr 5

    Carrots & Sticks: How VCs Induce Entrepreneurial Teams to Sell Startup

    Carrots & Sticks: How VCs Induce Entrepreneurial Teams to Sell Startup
    [Editor’s Note: This post comes to us from Professors Jesse Fried and Brian Broughman] Venture capitalists (VCs) play a significant role in the financing of high-risk, technology-based business ventures. VC exits usually take one of…
  • Mar 26

    Delaware Law as Lingua Franca: Theory and Evidence

    Delaware Law as Lingua Franca: Theory and Evidence
    [Editor’s Note: This post comes to us from Professors Jesse Fried, Brian Broughman and Darian Ibrahim) Delaware dominates the corporate chartering market in the U.S—it is the only state that attracts a significant number of…
  • Feb 27

    The Dynamics of Venture Capital Contract

    The Dynamics of Venture Capital Contract
    (Editor’s Note: This post comes to us from Professors Carsten Bienz and Julia Hirsch).
Rank this Week: 1362

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

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

    Interpreting Halliburton

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

    One Percent Responsible

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

    Omnicare Argued

    Omnicare Argued
    On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund case, which addresses the pleading standard for a claim under Section 11 of the…
Rank this Week: 1571

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: 1469

Canadian Securities Law Online

Canadian Securities Law Online

Covers Canadian securities law topics, including disclosures, corporate governance, mergers, registration and compliance. By Stikeman Elliott.

http://www.canadiansecuritieslaw.com/
  • Dec 19

    Russia sanctions expanded

    Russia sanctions expanded
    The Canadian government today announced it is expanding sanctions that target certain individuals and activities associated with Russia and Ukraine. While a number of designated individuals were added to the Ukraine sanctions, the Russia…
  • Dec 19

    IIROC releases final guidance on underwriting due diligence

    IIROC releases final guidance on underwriting due diligence
    On December 18, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada released final guidance in respect of underwriting due diligence. Ultimately, the document sets out a number of key principles respecting underwriting due diligence, as…
  • Dec 19

    Ontario issues comfort letter to address effects of provincial surtax on mutual fund trust

    Ontario issues comfort letter to address effects of provincial surtax on mutual fund trust
    Katy Pitch and Darin Renton -  On December 11, Ontario’s Ministry of Finance issued a comfort letter to address the unintended effects of the new provincial surtax which have caused a mismatch of a mutual fund trust’s capital…
Rank this Week: 1767

BD Law Blog

BD Law Blog

Features news, updates and thoughts regarding broker-dealer and investment adviser regulation and legal and compliance issues. By the Beck Law Firm, LLC.

http://www.bdlawblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    Lessons learned from putting on "the Suit."

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

    SEC Sanctions Audit Firm

    SEC Sanctions Audit Firm
    The SEC announced settled administrative proceedings against eight audit firms for alleged violations of the auditor independence rules in connection with audits of broker-dealers. According to the SEC's press release, in agreeing to settle…
  • Nov 11

    The Basics of Rule 2510 - Discretionary Account

    The Basics of Rule 2510 - Discretionary Account
    NASD Rule 2510 governs discretionary accounts. It details how discretionary accounts are to be established and also sets forth the requirements for the use of time and price discretion. In this short video, Joel Beck provides an overview of…
Rank this Week: 1730

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Dec 19

    NJ Appeals Court Sides With Hospital in Suit Over Doctor Discipline

    NJ Appeals Court Sides With Hospital in Suit Over Doctor Discipline
    The Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court recently held that New Jersey hospitals are immune from monetary damages when stripping physicians of their clinical privileges after an internal investigation, so long as they…
  • Dec 18

    Year in Review: Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

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

    New Court Rule to Protect Personal Information in Court Filing

    New Court Rule to Protect Personal Information in Court Filing
    Given the growing risk of identity theft, the New York State Office of Court Administration (OCA) is taking additional steps to protect personal information included in court filings. The OCA recently announced changes to the Uniform Civil…
Rank this Week: 1741

Cady Bar the Door

Cady Bar the Door

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

http://www.secmiscellany.com
Rank this Week: 1645

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

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

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Oct 6

    CPOs Can Now Engage in General Solicitation

    CPOs Can Now Engage in General Solicitation
    The big legal news in September was that the staff at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) published an exemptive letter No. 14-116 (available here) that allows certain commodity pool operators (CPOs) to engage in general…
  • Aug 22

    New Seed Financing Documents (500 Startups and Y Combinator)

    New Seed Financing Documents (500 Startups and Y Combinator)
    The startup industry keeps on coming up with new innovative solutions to seed financing.  The latest trend is convertible equity.  Two startup venture funds and incubators, 500 Startups and Y Combinator, recently released their…
  • Aug 22

    Unregistered IPOs of Bitcoin Companies Do Not Go Unnoticed By the SEC

    Unregistered IPOs of Bitcoin Companies Do Not Go Unnoticed By the SEC
    As I previously discussed in my blog here, the SEC does not have a mandate to regulate Bitcoin. Not unless it is used in a securities offering, especially in an unregistered initial public offering conducted over the Internet in violation of…
Rank this Week: 1721

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: 1753

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: 1590