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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: 37

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
  • Jul 26

    DOL Clarifies BICE Exemption Under New Rule

    DOL Clarifies BICE Exemption Under New Rule
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Recently the DOL posted a list of technical corrections, one of which deleted six words, creating confusion about the use of best-interest contract exemption (BICE). The DOL now has…
  • Jul 25

    Law Firm Found Responsible for Ponzi Scheme Fraud

    Law Firm Found Responsible for Ponzi Scheme Fraud
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:In recent news, Allen Stanford was convicted for his role as the leader of a$7 billion Ponzi scheme. For much of the proceedings, it appeared as if the investors in this enormous Ponzi…
  • Jul 22

    Two Toledo Advisors Barred For Fee Disclosure Failure

    Two Toledo Advisors Barred For Fee Disclosure Failure
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:According to a recent settlement with FINRA, Gary Lee Rathbun and Douglas Scott Miller failed to disclose “monitoring fees” regarding the sale of investments to both their…
Rank this Week: 101

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
  • Jul 26

    Robert Child Facing Unsuitability Allegation

    Robert Child Facing Unsuitability Allegation
    Public records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on July 25, 2016 indicate that Florida-based National Securities broker/adviser Robert Child has been the subject of numerous resolved or pending customer…
  • Jul 26

    George Koulouris Sanctioned by FINRA

    George Koulouris Sanctioned by FINRA
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on July 25, 2016 indicate that New York-based KCD Financial broker George Koulouris has received customer complaints and a FINRA sanction. The…
  • Jul 26

    Frank Black Has Numerous Regulatory Complaint

    Frank Black Has Numerous Regulatory Complaint
    Public records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on July 25, 2016 indicate that North Carolina-based Southeast Investments broker Frank Black is the subject of a pending regulatory complaint. The securities and…
Rank this Week: 106

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Covers securities law. By Fitapelli | Kurta.

http://www.securitieslawattorneys.net/
  • Jul 26

    Armand Fisher Sanctioned by State of Connecticut

    Armand Fisher Sanctioned by State of Connecticut
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on July 25, 2016 indicate that Connecticut-based Signator Investors broker/adviser Armand Fisher has received numerous settled or pending customer…
  • Jul 26

    Melissa Cox (MetLife) Has Misrepresentation Complaint

    Melissa Cox (MetLife) Has Misrepresentation Complaint
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on July 2015 indicate that Texas-based MetLife broker Melissa Cox, also known as Melissa McCarley, has been the subject of a customer complaint. The…
  • Jul 26

    Ralph Ward (Morgan Stanley) Has Pending and Settled Complaint

    Ralph Ward (Morgan Stanley) Has Pending and Settled Complaint
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on July 25, 2016 indicate that New York-based Morgan Stanley broker/adviser Ralph Ward has received resolved or pending customer complaints. The…
Rank this Week: 194

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/
  • Jul 22

    Investor Alert: former Wells Fargo advisor Bradley Smegal

    Investor Alert: former Wells Fargo advisor Bradley Smegal
    According to reports, fired Wells Fargo investment adviser Bradley Smegal is facing federal securities fraud charges for allegedly stealing more than $5 million from clients. Authorities purportedly allege that from…
  • Jul 20

    Possible huge step forward for investors.

    Possible huge step forward for investors.
    It is being reported that FINRA’s board of governors is privately debating the creation of a relief fund for unpaid arbitration awards. Such a fund, which has been pushed for by PIABA (the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association,…
  • Jul 19

    Jonothon Lieberman barred from securities industry.

    Jonothon Lieberman barred from securities industry.
    According to FINRA, Jonothon Michael Lieberman (CRD #2237428, Woodbury, New York) recently submitted an AWC in which he was barred from association with any FINRA member in any capacity. Without admitting or denying the findings, Lieberman…
Rank this Week: 182

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    Broker Investigation: Meyers Associates Advisor Craig Langweiler

    Broker Investigation: Meyers Associates Advisor Craig Langweiler
    The securities lawyers of Gana LLP are investigating customer complaints filed with The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) against broker Craig Langweiler (Langweiler).  According to BrokerCheck records there are at…
  • Jul 26

    Broker Investigation: Meyers Associates Advisor Neal Scott

    Broker Investigation: Meyers Associates Advisor Neal Scott
    The securities lawyers of Gana LLP are investigating customer complaints filed with The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) against broker Neal Scott (Scott).  According to BrokerCheck records there are at least four…
  • Jul 24

    Gana LLP Files Claim Against Mutual Securities, NOVA Financial, and Advisor Jacob Kagele

    Gana LLP Files Claim Against Mutual Securities, NOVA Financial, and Advisor Jacob Kagele
    The attorneys of Gana LLP recently filed a Statement of Claim on behalf of a client against Mutual Securities, Inc. (Mutual Securities), NOVA Financial LLC (NOVA), and financial advisor Jacob “Jake” Kagele (Kagele) alleging that…
Rank this Week: 200

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: 208

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
Rank this Week: 226

Sharesleuth.com

Sharesleuth.com

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

http://sharesleuth.com/
  • Nov 22

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

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

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

    Trick Play: Memorabilia company peddled Patriots, Seahawks gear with forged player autograph
      Just days after the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots claimed their spots in Super Bowl XLIX, a memorabilia company called The Highland Mint contacted customers with a tantalizing list of autographed collectibles. Highland…
  • Dec 31

    Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: Where are the Go-Karts?

    Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: Where are the Go-Karts?
    When the global economy collapsed in the fall of 2008, the sharp drop in consumer spending threw the power sports industry into a steep decline. Sales of motorcycles, go-karts and all-terrain vehicles each plunged by 30 percent or more,…
Rank this Week: 221

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

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

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
  • Dec 31

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

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

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

    Man Released from Prison Faces New Fraud Charges in $11M Investor Stock Scam
    The Securities and Exchange Commission is charging Edward Durante with bilking investors once again. Durante, who already served a 10-year sentence for a previous securities fraud conviction, is accused of using different aliases to defraud…
  • Jul 27

    Bondholders Sue Puerto Rico As Debt Talks Falter

    Bondholders Sue Puerto Rico As Debt Talks Falter
    A group of hedge funds in New York that invested in Puerto Rico general obligation bonds are suing the island’s government. The bond lawsuit came just days before the island is expected to default on a $2 billion debt payment due,…
Rank this Week: 262

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Apr 28

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

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

    Save the Date: Central States Law Schools Scholarship Conference

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

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Ivet A. Bell, Note, The Constitutionality of the SEC Pay to Play Rule: Why 206(4)-5 Survives the Deregulatory Trend in Campaign Finance, 49…
Rank this Week: 286

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/
  • Jul 26

    Is Rescission Ever Legal?

    Is Rescission Ever Legal?
    Yesterday’s post concerned when a corporation’s rescission of the issuance of shares does not constitute a “distribution to its shareholders” as defined in Section 166 of the California Corporations Code.  I noted…
  • Jul 25

    When A Share Rescission Is Not A Distribution

    When A Share Rescission Is Not A Distribution
    Section 166 of the California Corporations Code defines “distribution to its shareholders”.  Knowing what constitutes a distribution to shareholders is important because Chapter 5 of the General Corporation Law imposes…
  • Jul 22

    Nevada Supreme Court Refuses To “Blue Pencil” Unreasonable Non-Compete

    Nevada Supreme Court Refuses To “Blue Pencil” Unreasonable Non-Compete
    Nevada, unlike California, applies a reasonableness test to non-compete agreements.  Although the Nevada courts haven’t identified a specific heuristic to be followed, a covenant not to compete will be found to…
Rank this Week: 309

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: 405

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer…

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridasecuritiesfraudlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 8

    Broker Obligations When Selling Municipal Bond

    Broker Obligations When Selling Municipal Bond
    Many brokers and customers mistakenly believe that municipal bonds are always a “safe” place to be.  The recent debacle in Puerto Rico proves this is not the case. The law imposes special obligations upon brokers who sell…
  • Jun 30

    ABLE Plans: Helping Families of Kids With Special Needs Save for the Future

    ABLE Plans: Helping Families of Kids With Special Needs Save for the Future
    Starting July 1, Florida families with children who have special needs will have another option available to help them save for the future costs of caring for their loved one.  Florida’s ABLE United Program is one of four such…
  • Jun 23

    How to Make Sense of Your Monthly Account Statement

    How to Make Sense of Your Monthly Account Statement
    Brokerage account statements can be lengthy and complicated.  Having a basic idea of what you are looking at, however, can help you spot mistakes, unauthorized activity, and even fraud. Here are the key types of information generally…
Rank this Week: 462

Representing Investors

Representing Investors

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

http://www.investorprotection.com/blog
  • Jun 28

    Merrill Lynch Market-Linked Notes: Investor Beware?

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

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

    SEC Places Merrill Lynch in its Crosshairs over Sales of Structured Note
    A recent article in The Wall Street Journal (“SEC Readies Case Against Merrill Lynch Over Notes That Lost 95%”) stated that the Securities and Exchange Commission is preparing a civil enforcement case against Merrill Lynch over a…
  • Jun 9

    Oppenheimer & Co. – Widespread Culture of Corruption?

    Oppenheimer & Co. – Widespread Culture of Corruption?
    Oppenheimer & Co., one of the most sanctioned and criticized brokerage firms on Wall Street, has been once again the subject of a massive regulatory fine (“FINRA Sanctions Oppenheimer & Co. $2.9 Million for Unsuitable Sales of…
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…
  • Jul 25

    Thomas and Stuart Conrad Charged With Securities Fraud

    Thomas and Stuart Conrad Charged With Securities Fraud
    Going Public LawyerOn Friday, July 15, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged two residents of Alpharetta, Georgia, Thomas Conrad, Jr. and his son, Stuart Conrad, and their two unregistered advisory firms,…
Rank this Week: 480

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/
  • 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.…
  • Jan 22

    Supreme Court to review insider trading case

    Supreme Court to review insider trading case
    The Supreme Court has agreed to consider something that lies at the center of nearly every insider trading case: what prosecutors need to prove an insider trading conviction. This case aims to determine exactly what benefits corporate…
Rank this Week: 550

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: 569

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

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

    Broker Report: Steven Syslo

    Broker Report: Steven Syslo
    The attorneys at Malecki Law are interested in hearing from customers of Steven Syslo who were recommended investments in SandRidge Energy, Inc. as a safe investment, or suitable for conservative investors. Mr. Syslo was employed by Morgan…
  • Jul 25

    BROKER REPORT: Anthony Manougian

    BROKER REPORT: Anthony Manougian
    The investment and securities fraud attorneys at Malecki Law are interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding Oppenheimer & Co. financial advisor Anthony Manougian. According to his BrokerCheck report maintained by…
  • Jul 22

    BROKER REPORT: Financial Advisor Barry D. Abram

    BROKER REPORT: Financial Advisor Barry D. Abram
    The securities fraud attorneys at Malecki Law are interested in hearing from investors who have complaints against stockbroker Barry D. Abrams.  Mr. Abrams is currently employed and registered with Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.,…
Rank this Week: 601

InvestorLawyers.net

InvestorLawyers.net

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

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

    Former InterSecurities Broker Harry Hammond Suspended For Unapproved PIPE Transaction

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

    36 Oil and Gas Companies Filed For Bankruptcy In 2015

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

    Customer Complaints Made Against Broker Robyn H. Lee Regarding TIC

    Customer Complaints Made Against Broker Robyn H. Lee Regarding TIC
    According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), former Independent Financial Group (Independent), broker Robyn H. Lee (Lee) has had at least thirteen (13) customer complaints made against him, mostly involving sales of…
Rank this Week: 657

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: 664

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

Covers investment fraud involving auction-rate securities, credit rating agencies, hedge funds and mortgage-backed securities. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.institutionalinvestorsecuritiesblog.com/
  • Dec 31

    SEC’s Report Evaluates The Definition of An Accredited Investor

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

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

    Wells Fargo Sued by Commerz Bank in Mortgage-Backed Securities Case
    Commerzbank is suing Wells Fargo (WFC) for losses sustained on failed mortgage-backed securities (MBS). The German finance firm claims the California lending giant did not properly supervise MBS during the housing bubble, which Commerzbank…
  • Jul 21

    Following Securities Fraud Allegations, Visium Asset Management and Alliance Bernstein Reach Preliminary Sales Deal

    Following Securities Fraud Allegations, Visium Asset Management and Alliance Bernstein Reach Preliminary Sales Deal
    Visium Asset Management has arrived at a preliminary sales deal with AllianceBernstein Holding LLP (AB). As part of the agreement, the asset manager will sell the Visium Global Fund, which was its remaining hedge fund. It was just recently…
Rank this Week: 738

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: 696

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/
  • Jul 25

    How Many Companies Are Being Targeted By Hedge Fund Activists?

    How Many Companies Are Being Targeted By Hedge Fund Activists?
    Here’s an excerpt from this PwC memo on hedge fund activism: Neither size nor status is a defense. Nearly 1,300 unique companies were activated against from 2010 to 2015. In 2015 alone, 343 public US companies were targets; 113 have…
  • Jul 21

    Spinoffs: IRS Changes Course With “Active Trade or Business Requirement” Proposal

    Spinoffs: IRS Changes Course With “Active Trade or Business Requirement” Proposal
    Here’s news via this summary of this memo (also see these memos in our “Spinoffs” Practice Area): On July 14, 2016, the IRS and Treasury Department released proposed regulations regarding tax-free spinoffs by a parent…
  • Jul 20

    Halo’s Enhanced Patent Infringement Damages Bring Enhanced M&A Risk

    Halo’s Enhanced Patent Infringement Damages Bring Enhanced M&A Risk
    Here’s the intro from this Cleary Gottlieb blog: In a recent ruling (Halo Elecs., Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc. and Stryker Corp. v. Zimmer, Inc.), the US Supreme Court adopted a relaxed and more plaintiff-friendly standard for…
Rank this Week: 966

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
  • Jul 19

    Lawsuit Pits Wrongful Termination Against Hyped Trailing Revenue

    Lawsuit Pits Wrongful Termination Against Hyped Trailing Revenue
    In today's BrokeAndBroker.com Blog, we consider a dueling claims in a wrongful termination arbitration. The former employees are demanding about $100,000 for being untimely kicked to the curb. The former employer argues that it was…
  • Jul 19

    Wells Fargo Customer Wins $181,000 For Failure to Cash Out

    Wells Fargo Customer Wins $181,000 For Failure to Cash Out
    BrokeAndBroker.com Blog publisher Bill Singer doesn't like today's reported FINRA Arbitration Decision involving a customer complaint. First, it's unclear whether the customer claims alleged misconduct that should have resulted in any…
  • Jul 18

    BrokeAndBroker.com Blog by Bill Singer WEEK IN REVIEW

    BrokeAndBroker.com Blog by Bill Singer WEEK IN REVIEW
    Feds Unfriend Facebook Fraud FleecersOne of the things that I remember about early 2012 was the number of calls that I was getting asking my legal opinion about any number of deals whereby some group or individual purportedly had purchased…
Rank this Week: 816

Cosgrove Law Securities and…

Cosgrove Law Securities and Investment Blog

News and commentary on the latest securities and investment developments.

http://securitiesandinvestmentblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    84 Year Old Takes on Edward Jones for Unauthorized Trading

    84 Year Old Takes on Edward Jones for Unauthorized Trading
    An elderly St. Louis man has filed a FINRA arbitration claim against Edward Jones and one of its financial advisers. The elderly client alleges that the financial adviser over-rode his objections to liquidating over a thousand shares of…
  • Jul 8

    Broker-Dealers Using Compliance as a WMD

    Broker-Dealers Using Compliance as a WMD
    There seems to be a new trend in town: broker-dealers unleashing compliance or “reputation managers” upon rich-target independent branch operators.  Perhaps it isn’t really that new of a trend.  Indeed, after…
  • Jun 22

    Ignore At Your Own Peril: “Training Fees” Provisions in Financial Industry Employment Contract

    Ignore At Your Own Peril: “Training Fees” Provisions in Financial Industry Employment Contract
                It has long been the practice of many broker-dealers, wire houses, and other financial firms to put provisions in employee contracts allowing them to recover so-called “training fees”…
Rank this Week: 947

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Mar 16

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

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

    A Gift from Congress to Angel

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

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)
    "On a relative basis, issuances claiming the new Rule 506(c) exemption have accounted for only 2.1% of the reported capital raised pursuant to Rule 506 since becoming effective in September 2014." So reads a key finding of a report,…
Rank this Week: 908

Hedge Fund Law Blog

Hedge Fund Law Blog

Covers hedge fund laws and starting a hedge fund.

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

    Hedge Fund Events December 2015

    Hedge Fund Events December 2015
    The following are various hedge fund events happening this month.  Please email us if you would like us to add your event to this list. **** Date: December 1-3, 2015 Sponsor: AnDevCon Event: AnDevCon: The Android Developer Conference…
  • Dec 4

    Hedge Fund Events December 2015

    Hedge Fund Events December 2015
    The following are various hedge fund events happening this month.  Please email us if you would like us to add your event to this list. **** Date: December 1-3, 2015 Sponsor: AnDevCon Event: AnDevCon: The Android Developer Conference…
  • Nov 1

    Hedge Fund Events November 2015

    Hedge Fund Events November 2015
    The following are various hedge fund events happening this month.  Please email us if you would like us to add your event to this list. **** Date: November 2-4, 2015 Sponsor: BZ Events Event: Big Data Tech Con 2014 Location: Chicago, IL…
Rank this Week: 868

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/
  • Jul 26

    SEC: State Street Misled Custody Clients About Prices for Foreign Currency Exchange Trade

    SEC: State Street Misled Custody Clients About Prices for Foreign Currency Exchange Trade
    The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that State Street Bank and Trust Company has agreed to pay $382.4 million in a global settlement for misleading mutual funds and other custody clients by applying hidden markups to…
  • Jul 26

    FINRA Reminds Broker-Dealer Firms of Their Duty to Arbitrate | Indisputably

    FINRA Reminds Broker-Dealer Firms of Their Duty to Arbitrate | Indisputably
    Professor Jill Gross' column on FINRA's position regarding broker-dealers' use of forum selection clauses to avoid FINRA arbitrationLast Friday, FINRA issued Regulatory Notice 16-25 reminding member firms that, under FINRA Rules 12200 and…
  • Jul 25

    LAN Airlines Settles FCPA Charge

    LAN Airlines Settles FCPA Charge
    The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that South American-based LAN Airlines has agreed to pay more than $22 million to settle parallel civil and criminal cases related to improper payments it authorized during a dispute…
Rank this Week: 1000

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

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

    Business Roundtable weighs in on incentive-based compensation proposal just in time

    Business Roundtable weighs in on incentive-based compensation proposal just in time
    By Joanne Cursinella, J.D.The Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies, has submitted its views to the SEC just before the comment period expires on the joint rulemaking proposal dealing with …
  • Jul 25

    SIFMA urges principles, priorities for SEC’s disclosure reform

    SIFMA urges principles, priorities for SEC’s disclosure reform
    By Mark S. Nelson, J.D.The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association said it wants the SEC to focus its efforts to reform Regulation S-K on the development of principles-based rules, the primacy of materiality, and to avoid…
  • Jul 22

    Derek Jeter's undies endorsement flummoxes chancery court

    Derek Jeter's undies endorsement flummoxes chancery court
    By Anne Sherry, J.D.A governance-based endorsement deal between Derek Jeter and sports-underwear maker RevolutionWear soured, prompting the Delaware Court of Chancery to warn about "the mixing of roles in a corporate-governance setting." The…
Rank this Week: 998

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

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

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
  • Jul 12

    The Pros and Cons of Taking Venture Capital Money

    The Pros and Cons of Taking Venture Capital Money
    In many ways, the dilemma of deciding whether to take venture capital money from an interested VC firm can be filed under “Good Problems to Have.” The majority of startups never get to this point, either failing outright, or, even…
  • Jun 14

    5 Questions to Answer As You Prepare Your Startup for a Seed or Angel Round

    5 Questions to Answer As You Prepare Your Startup for a Seed or Angel Round
    Last month I wrote about the four stages of startup capital – (1) seed rounds, (2) angel rounds, (3) venture rounds, and (4) bridge/pre-ipo stage rounds. This month we’ll take a look at what startups need to do to prepare…
  • May 16

    Title III Crowdfunding Is Here

    Title III Crowdfunding Is Here
    Title III crowdfunding is here! The first funding portals can begin operations today, May 16, 2016. On Friday, I was a guest on the “This Week in Law” Podcast, where I talked about the impact this will have on startups, technology…
Rank this Week: 1236

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: 1123

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: 1051

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: 1102

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: 1018

New York Securities Lawyer Blog

New York Securities Lawyer Blog

Covers securities law. By Lax & Neville LLP.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1601

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/
  • Jul 15

    To pay or not to pay: whistleblower programs launch in Ontario and Quebec

    To pay or not to pay: whistleblower programs launch in Ontario and Quebec
    Julien Robitaille-Rodriguez and Laura Levine - Whistleblower programs aimed at encouraging individuals to report securities related misconduct that occurs in Ontario and Quebec have been launched by the Ontario Securities Commission (the OSC)…
  • Jul 15

    New exempt market disclosure obligations - impact on investment fund

    New exempt market disclosure obligations - impact on investment fund
    Anne Ramsay and Laura Levine - The new harmonized Form 45-106F1 Report of Exempt Distribution (the New Report) that came into effect on June 30, 2016 imposes new disclosure obligations, including specific requirements applicable only to…
  • Jul 14

    Custody requirements and EMD permitted activities targeted in proposed amendments to NI 31-103

    Custody requirements and EMD permitted activities targeted in proposed amendments to NI 31-103
    The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have proposed amendments to National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations (NI 31-103) in respect of custody arrangements for certain registered…
Rank this Week: 1490

Amato Law Firm, LLC Blog

Amato Law Firm, LLC Blog

Overview of current developments in the area of securities law with a focus on securities arbitration and broker-dealer regulation.

http://www.ramatolaw.com/blog1
  • May 16

    Credit Suisse Deferred Compensation Claim

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

    United Development Funding Investment Losse

    United Development Funding Investment Losse
    The securities law firm of Amato Law Firm, LLC is investigating potential securities law claims involving United Development Funding (UDF) and its real estate investment trusts (REITs) including United Development Funding IV (UDF IV), a…
  • Feb 24

    Oil and Gas Investments Rack Up Large Losse

    Oil and Gas Investments Rack Up Large Losse
    The securities law firm of Amato Law Firm, LLC is investigating large losses in oil and gas related investments, such as publicly-traded master limited partnerships (MLPs) and private placements (limited partnerships that do not trade on a…
Rank this Week: 1557

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: 1500

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: 1393

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: 1319

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Jul 26

    OSHA Fines Will Soon Become Very Costly

    OSHA Fines Will Soon Become Very Costly
    Fines assessed by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will increase significantly next month. OSHA is one of several government agencies that must increase its civil monetary penalties pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties…
  • Jul 21

    Are Intrastate Crowdfunding Laws Still Relevant?

    Are Intrastate Crowdfunding Laws Still Relevant?
    While everyone was waiting for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to finalize its equity crowdfunding rules, many states took matters into their own hands. Now that the federal regulations are finally in place, it remains unclear…
  • Jul 19

    SEC Proposes New BCP Rule for Investment Adviser

    SEC Proposes New BCP Rule for Investment Adviser
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently proposed a rule that would require registered investment advisers to adopt or amend their current business continuity and transition plans (BCP). Under the proposed BCP rule, the plans…
Rank this Week: 2007

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

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

    Non-GAAP Measures: Checking Internal Controls & Audit Committee Tool

    Non-GAAP Measures: Checking Internal Controls & Audit Committee Tool
    As the transcript for our recent webcast – “Non-GAAP Disclosures: The SEC Speaks!” – continues to be wildly popular since it featured Corp Fin’s Chief Accountant Mark Kronforst & heavyweights Meredith Cross…
  • Jul 25

    Lynn Turner: The State of Auditing

    Lynn Turner: The State of Auditing
    As part of my “Big Legal Minds” podcast series – check out this one-hour podcast, during which Lynn Turner describes his diverse – and fascinating – career, as well as offers his perspectives on the state of…
  • Jul 22

    The High-Level “Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles”

    The High-Level “Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles”
    The effort by 13 prominent business leaders – including Warren Buffett & Jamie Dimon – and large institutional investors to draw up a set of “Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles” is complete. Not an easy…
Rank this Week: 2180

Tim O'Connor's Blog

Tim O'Connor's Blog

Covers stockbroker fraud.

http://stockbrokerlaw.com/tim-oconnors-blog
  • Jul 19

    SEC Updates Investment Advisor Public Disclosure Website

    SEC Updates Investment Advisor Public Disclosure Website
    The Securities and Exchange decision has updated its Investment Advisor Public Disclosure webpage, affording investors easy access to the disciplinary histories of registered investment advisors and individual investment advisor…
  • Jul 12

    FINRA Resource for Brokers With Form U4 and U5 Question

    FINRA Resource for Brokers With Form U4 and U5 Question
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) maintains a comprehensive archive of frequently asked questions regarding a registered person’s reporting obligations with respect to mandated Forms U4 and U5. Many brokers have been…
  • Jul 6

    Timothy J. O’Connor Featured on Benchmark

    Timothy J. O’Connor Featured on Benchmark
    On February 16, 2016 Timothy J. O’Connor was featured on Benchmark Television in an interview on the topic of Financial Fraud having been interviewed by Colonie Town Judge Peter Crummey. In the interview Mr. O’Connor answered a…
Rank this Week: 1931

Securities Compliance Sentinel

Securities Compliance Sentinel

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

http://securitiescompliancesentinel.foxrothschild.com
  • Jul 12

    The SEC Now Has A Lead Cybersecurity Senior Adviser; Now What

    The SEC Now Has A Lead Cybersecurity Senior Adviser; Now What
    The SEC recently created a new position associated with cybersecurity; senior adviser to the chair for cybersecurity (Christopher R. Hetner). Mr. Hetner has an extensive background in information technology and, in particular, cybersecurity.…
  • Jul 5

    Elder abuse takes another twist and turn

    Elder abuse takes another twist and turn
    If you thought the SEC and FINRA were serious about elder issues, welcome to the Alabama, Indiana and Vermont. Each has focused on elder abuse issues. These states will have mandatory reporting to state officials in instances involving the…
  • Jun 27

    So what’s your firm’s culture

    So what’s your firm’s culture
    If you cannot answer this question, you may have an issue when you have your next FINRA exam. After all, firm culture is a FINRA exam priority. Does your firm have a culture of compliance? This question only leads to another; what is a…
Rank this Week: 2220