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Securities Class Action &…

Securities Class Action & Arbitration Law

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

http://securitiesattorneys.us/
Rank this Week: 3011

Securities Compliance Sentinel

Securities Compliance Sentinel

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

http://securitiescompliancesentinel.foxrothschild.com
  • Jul 31

    SEC OCIE Exam Priorities Include Dual Registrants, Technology Use, JOBS Act

    SEC OCIE Exam Priorities Include Dual Registrants, Technology Use, JOBS Act
    The SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations’ exam priorities include issues arising from the continuing convergence of the broker-dealer and investment adviser professions. Other OCIE priorities include…
  • Jul 30

    Supervisory Liability For Broker-Dealer Compliance and Legal Personnel

    Supervisory Liability For Broker-Dealer Compliance and Legal Personnel
    The SEC’s Division of Trading and Markets issued guidance regarding supervisory liability that may arise under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, concerning the role and duties of chief compliance officers and other legal and…
  • Jul 29

    SEC Enforcement Division Shifts Focus to Dormant and Emerging Issue

    SEC Enforcement Division Shifts Focus to Dormant and Emerging Issue
    The SEC’s Enforcement Division will shift resources to some dormant and some new areas of possible noncompliance. “Old reliables” will include activities surrounding investment advisers, such as the perpetration of fraud and…
Rank this Week: 413

Securities Fraud Attorney Blog

Securities Fraud Attorney Blog

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

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

    UBS in Web of Puerto Rico Bond Funds Suffering Massive Losse

    UBS in Web of Puerto Rico Bond Funds Suffering Massive Losse
    Puerto Rico bond funds have been suffering massive losses recently and regulators have already taken action. According to the SEC, UBS Financial Services of Puerto Rico Inc. (“UBS”) misled thousands of its retail investors in 23…
  • Dec 9

    Bloomberg Update on $383M Client Case v. Citigroup

    Bloomberg Update on $383M Client Case v. Citigroup
    Below is a piece by Bloomberg on our firm's $383 million claim against Citigroup. There's more on this case on the firm's website at http://www.riklawfirm.com/ Citigroup’s Mathur Said to Depart With Hybrid Traders as Pandit Cuts Jobs By…
  • Dec 1

    American Lawyer Piece on Firm's Citigroup Case

    American Lawyer Piece on Firm's Citigroup Case
    Below is an American Lawyer piece which explains our clients' pending $383 million FINRA arbitration against Citigroup. It goes on to talk about how there are more and more large and complex cases at FINRA. It's true. As partner John Rich…
Rank this Week: 3990

Securities Industry Lawyer Blog

Securities Industry Lawyer Blog

Covers securities arbitration and litigation, regulatory defense, and securities industry employment litigation. By Herskovits PLLC.

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

    Robert Herskovits Appears on Reuters TV Side Bar Show

    Robert Herskovits Appears on Reuters TV Side Bar Show
  • May 8

    FINRA Identifies "Red Flags" for AML Compliance

    FINRA Identifies "Red Flags" for AML Compliance
    FINRA recently entered into a settlement with Gar Wood Securities LLC (the "AWC") concerning allegations that Gar Wood facilitated the sale of restricted securities in violation of the Section 5 of the 1933 Act, and the Firm failed to…
  • Apr 1

    4th Circuit Further Defines A "Customer" Under FINRA Arbitration Rule

    4th Circuit Further Defines A "Customer" Under FINRA Arbitration Rule
    Following its broad ruling in UBS Financial Services v. Carilion Clinic, 706 F.3d 319 (4th Cir. 2013), the 4th Circuit has issued two recent decisions that somewhat lessen the impact of the UBS holding. In UBS, the court held that a customer…
Rank this Week: 4958

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

News and comments on securities law. By The Frankowski Firm, LLC

http://www.securitieslaw-blog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Florida Man Charged With Securities Fraud In Alabama For Gold Scheme

    Florida Man Charged With Securities Fraud In Alabama For Gold Scheme
    Gregory James Botolino of St. Augustine, Florida was arrested earlier this month in Florida and is being charged in Madison County, Alabama with securities fraud by employing a device, scheme, or artifice to defraud and conspiracy to commit…
  • Jul 30

    FINRA Charges NY Broker-Dealer With Churning

    FINRA Charges NY Broker-Dealer With Churning
    On Monday, FINRA charged a New York broker-dealer, as well as a number of current and past registered representatives, with churning customer accounts and other illicit actions the resulted in significant losses to retirees and other…
  • Jul 29

    UBS Ordered To Post €1.1B Bail Amidst Money Laundering Investigation

    UBS Ordered To Post €1.1B Bail Amidst Money Laundering Investigation
    UBS AG is being formally investigated for money laundering by French officials, who ordered the bank to post €1.1 billion ($1.49 billion) bail amidst a growing investigation into claims that it assisted high-profile clients evade French…
Rank this Week: 1103

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 31

    Whistleblower Gets $400,000

    Whistleblower Gets $400,000
    A Whistleblower who reported a fraud to the SEC after the company failed to address the issue internally has been given $400,000 for his efforts as part of the SEC's whistleblower program.That program rewards high-quality, original…
  • Jul 31

    SEC Charges Smith & Wesson With FCPA Violation

    SEC Charges Smith & Wesson With FCPA Violation
    Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation has been charged with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) when employees and representatives of the U.S.-based parent company authorized and made improper payments to foreign officials…
  • Jul 30

    SEC Charges Florida-Based Transfer Agent and Owner with Defrauding Investor

    SEC Charges Florida-Based Transfer Agent and Owner with Defrauding Investor
    The SEC announced it has charged a Florida-based transfer agent and its owner with defrauding investors by using aggressive boiler room tactics to peddle worthless securities with promises of high returns or discounted prices. Transfer…
Rank this Week: 655

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/
Rank this Week: 254

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…
  • Jul 30

    By: Lawyers start mining the Medicare data for clues to fraud Big Online News | Big Online New

    By: Lawyers start mining the Medicare data for clues to fraud Big Online News | Big Online New
    […] fun’: Lawyers mining Medicare data for fraud after unprecedented document dump Securities Lawyer101 l Securities Law Blog l Hamilton & Associates Medtronic settles whistleblower lawsuit for $9.9MFlorida Doctors are…
  • Feb 26

    George Theodule Sentenced to 150 Month

    George Theodule Sentenced to 150 Month
    On February 26, 2014, the FBI announced George Louis Theodule, 52, a former resident of Wellington, Florida was sentenced to 150 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Theodule previously pled guilty to wire…
Rank this Week: 13

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 407

Securities Litigation and…

Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog

Covers SEC investigations, insider trading, derivative actions, white collar defense, and whistleblowers. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/securities-litigation/
Rank this Week: 2863

Securities Mining Law

Securities Mining Law

Covers securities law affecting the mining industry in Canada.

http://www.securitiesmininglaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4561

Sharesleuth.com

Sharesleuth.com

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

http://sharesleuth.com/
Rank this Week: 340

Smaller Reporting Company's…

Smaller Reporting Company's Securities Blog

Covers securities law issues for entrepreneurs, emerging companies, investors and shareholders. By Stoecklein Law Group, LLP.

http://slgsecurities.com/
  • Feb 18

    {Video} The difference between Angel Investors and Venture Capitalist

    {Video} The difference between Angel Investors and Venture Capitalist
    Originally posted on Fabulous & Money Savvy:Successful entrepreneur and CEO, Jay Adelson, demystifies the start-up process by providing advice, tips, and answering questions. Today Jay discusses funding and explains the difference between…
  • Feb 3

    SEC Suspends Trading in 255 “Shell” Companie

    SEC Suspends Trading in 255 “Shell” Companie
    Today, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a Press Release announcing that as a result of its micro-cap fraud-fighting initiative they named “Operation Shell-Expel”, they suspended trading in 255 dormant shell…
  • Jan 31

    Box has reportedly, secretly, filed for an IPO

    Box has reportedly, secretly, filed for an IPO
    Reblogged from SoshiTech - Social Media Technology - Soshitech.com: By Derrick Harris 37 mins ago No Comments A http://gigaom.com/2014/01/30/box-has-reportedly-secretly-filed-for-an-ipo/ A Summary:Cloud collaboration star Box has filed for an…
Rank this Week: 4859

Startup Law Blog

Startup Law Blog

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

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

    The Ins and Outs of Crowdfunding Your Startup

    The Ins and Outs of Crowdfunding Your Startup
    A new state law signed earlier this year opens crowdfunding to ordinary investors, making it easier for startups to sell shares to raise money. Now you have the opportunity to get the latest updates from the state legislator, regulators,…
  • Jun 29

    Is Title III Equity Crowdfunding Going to Work?

    Is Title III Equity Crowdfunding Going to Work?
    I was invited to appear on HuffPost TV the other day, to talk about crowdfunding. The conversation quickly turned into a discussion of the potential negatives of crowdfunding, and the risks. Then there was this article in Salon, with the…
  • Jun 27

    How to Design for Human

    How to Design for Human
    by Bryce Merrill, SVP Fast Pitch Marketing Team The first SVP Fast Pitch Jumpstart Workshop, “How to Design for Humans” took place at Impact Hub Seattle on Wednesday, June 11. The Jumpstart Workshop series is…
Rank this Week: 4899

Stock Attorneys Blog

Stock Attorneys Blog

Covers FINRA arbitration, securities litigation, and stockbroker misconduct. By Blum Law Group.

http://www.stockattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Florida Transfer Agent Charged by SEC with Defrauding Investor

    Florida Transfer Agent Charged by SEC with Defrauding Investor
    Criminal Charges Also Filed Although being an investment broker usually requires a strong sales technique, various regulatory agencies and stringent laws are in place to ensure fairness within the market. When an advisor goes awry and…
  • Jul 25

    Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. to Face Judge in September

    Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. to Face Judge in September
    Major Influence in Mortgage-Backed Securities Failures In 2007-2008, the United States experienced what was unquestionably the most devastating housing crisis in its history. Regrettably, this housing market crash wrought financial…
  • Jul 15

    Oppenheimer Advisor Targets Elderly Widow

    Oppenheimer Advisor Targets Elderly Widow
    With trillions of dollars being manipulated by investment advisors and brokerage firms on a daily or even hourly basis, the magnitude of the influence of financial markets on world economies is nearly incomprehensible. Every developed country…
Rank this Week: 1334

Stock Broker Attorney Blog

Stock Broker Attorney Blog

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

http://www.stockbrokerattorney.com/blog
  • Jul 21

    Bond Prices Plummet for Puerto Rico Power Authority

    Bond Prices Plummet for Puerto Rico Power Authority
    Puerto Rico's power authority bonds dropped from trading at around 55 cents on the dollar to 45 cents on the dollar by the end of June as investors worry about the agency's inability to pay off its bonds and bank loans. The power authority is…
  • Jul 16

    Disciplinary Action Against BlackRock Advisors Recommended by SEC

    Disciplinary Action Against BlackRock Advisors Recommended by SEC
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has recommend disciplinary action for possible securities violations, including the failure to disclose conflicts of interest, by BlackRock Advisors.
  • Jul 13

    FINRA seeks to narrow public arbitrator definition

    FINRA seeks to narrow public arbitrator definition
    In an effort to tighten the rules for resolving investor disputes in arbitration, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has proposed a rule to narrow the definition of public arbitrator. Currently, there are 3,555 public…
Rank this Week: 3154

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: 422

Stock Market Loss

Stock Market Loss

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

http://www.stockmarketloss.com/news/
  • Jul 28

    VARIABLE LIFE INSURANCE ALERT!

    VARIABLE LIFE INSURANCE ALERT!
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss The lawyers of stockmarketloss.com, a practice group of Cleveland, OH law firm Hermann, Cahn & Schneider LLC, are receiving a growing number of inquiries from victims of variable…
  • Jul 24

    Why Do Variable Life Insurance Policies Fail?

    Why Do Variable Life Insurance Policies Fail?
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss Purchasers of Variable Life and Variable Universal Life Insurance Policies often don’t understand that the values of the sub-account investments determine the sustainability of the…
  • Jul 23

    How Do Brokers and Insurance Agents Mislead You Into Buying VL and VUL Insurance Policies?

    How Do Brokers and Insurance Agents Mislead You Into Buying VL and VUL Insurance Policies?
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss Brokers and agents who sell variable insurance products are supposed to comply both with state securities or insurance regulations and with regulations issued by the Securities and…
Rank this Week: 3479

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 7

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 12: Preemptive Right

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 12: Preemptive Right
    This post is the twelfth in a series giving practical advice to startups with respect to understanding and negotiating a venture capital term sheet. In the prior eleven posts, we provided an introduction to negotiation of…
  • Jun 30

    Is it time for the JOBS Act, Part Two?

    Is it time for the JOBS Act, Part Two?
    When the JOBS Act was passed, a lot of people hoped that it would de-regulate startup finance, resulting in a boom of new startups being funded.  Through repealing the ban on general solicitation, allowing online angel investment…
  • Jun 29

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 11: Management and Information Right

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 11: Management and Information Right
    This post is the eleventh in a series giving practical advice to startups with respect to understanding and negotiating a venture capital term sheet. In the prior ten posts, we provided an introduction to negotiation of the term…
Rank this Week: 1599

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
Rank this Week: 4361

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

http://www.the10b-5daily.com/
  • Jul 25

    Too Tangential

    Too Tangential
    In its recent Chadbourne decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that to be "in connection with" the purchase or sale of a security, an alleged securities fraud must involve "victims who took, who tried to take, who divested…
  • Jul 18

    Doubling Down

    Doubling Down
    In Spitzberg v. Houston American Energy Corp., 2014 WL 3442515 (5th Cir. July 15, 2014), the Fifth Circuit reversed the dismissal of a securities class action based on alleged false statements concerning oil and gas reserves. The decision…
  • Jul 11

    Comparing Lychee

    Comparing Lychee
    Securities class actions brought against China-based companies often allege discrepancies between the company's Chinese regulatory filings and SEC filings. In that type of case, the plaintiff must allege at least some facts to support that…
Rank this Week: 1666

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Jul 31

    Reps and Warranties Insurance: Coverage for Diminution in Value Claim

    Reps and Warranties Insurance: Coverage for Diminution in Value Claim
    The purchase of reps and warranties insurance is an increasingly common part of mergers and acquisitions transactions. However, a frequently recurring question with respect to this type of insurance is how it will respond if a claim arises…
  • Jul 30

    Dark Pool Class Action Securities Suit Filed Against Barclay

    Dark Pool Class Action Securities Suit Filed Against Barclay
    On July 28, 2014, in the latest securities suit to be filed in the wake of high-profile concerns about ‘high frequency trading,” a plaintiff shareholder filed a securities class action lawsuit in the Southern District of New York…
  • Jul 29

    Guest Post: The Cloud, Cyber Security and Cloud Cyber Governance: What Every Director Needs to Know

    Guest Post: The Cloud, Cyber Security and Cloud Cyber Governance: What Every Director Needs to Know
    As I have noted frequently on this blog (most recently here), it is becoming increasingly clear that cybersecurity is viewed as a board level issue. At the same time that many boards have taken up the concerns surrounding cybersecurity…
Rank this Week: 383

The Lebrecht Group, APLC Blog

The Lebrecht Group, APLC Blog

Discusses corporate securities law .

http://www.thelebrechtgroup.com/blog/
  • Jul 11

    SEC Allows Solicitation in Private Offering

    SEC Allows Solicitation in Private Offering
    At long last, the SEC has approved general solicitation in 506 offerings.  I have previously blogged on the subject here and here. It seems each stakeholder group is claiming it as their own victory.  Hedge funds, crowdfunders,…
  • Jun 19

    Sponsored Research. When Is It Independent?

    Sponsored Research. When Is It Independent?
    This week, Fox Business News contributor Tobin Smith was terminated because he violated their policy that “no contributor to FBN [Fox Business Network], nor his/her firm, and/or family members are allowed to accept financial…
  • Jun 6

    When Is It a Good Strategy To Lie to the SEC?

    When Is It a Good Strategy To Lie to the SEC?
    This, of course, is a misleading question.  The answer is never.  In case you need some law to back up that conclusion, take a look at the recent case of Robert J. Vitale.  Mr. Vitale was the subject of an SEC enforcement…
Rank this Week: 1586

The PSLRA Nugget

The PSLRA Nugget

Covers securities class action case law. By Christopher S. Jones.

http://pslranugget.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 3

    The Nugget is Moving to a New Home

    The Nugget is Moving to a New Home
    Please update your bookmarks, as the PSLRA Nugget is moving to a new easier to remember website address.  Also if you are getting this by email, and you would like to continue getting it that way, you just need to go to
  • Feb 2

    Yes Shorter is Better (at least in legal briefing)

    Yes Shorter is Better (at least in legal briefing)
    OK, you know who you are.  The serial page extension requesters.  But Judge, we have to have 100 pages to explain it.  I know, I know, we've all done it.  And yes I agree sometimes it's necessary.  But District Judge Joy Flowers Conti…
  • Mar 18

    Confidential Sources Still Alive & Kicking

    Confidential Sources Still Alive & Kicking
    What's that? You thought Tellabs banned confidential witnesses? Well, let's not get carried away here, as there's certainly at least two ways to read that opinion. Of course, after the 7th Circuit decided Higginbotham v. Baxter, it was…
Rank this Week: 4947

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/
Rank this Week: 64

The Securities Edge

The Securities Edge

Covers securities law topics of interest to executives of middle market businesses. By Gunster.

http://www.thesecuritiesedge.com/
  • Jul 30

    Delaware vs Florida: Where should you incorporate?

    Delaware vs Florida: Where should you incorporate?
    Posted By: Gustav L. Schmidt There is an attraction for companies to incorporate in Delaware, likely due to the abundance of well-known publicly traded corporations that have chosen to incorporate there. However, it is not necessarily true…
  • Jul 22

    Accredited investors – potential changes and some helpful guidance

    Accredited investors – potential changes and some helpful guidance
    Posted By: Robert C. White Jr.   Potential changes. Accredited investors have long been critical participants in private financing transactions, and the success of most private financings is largely determined by the participation of…
  • Jun 26

    Congress to the rescue?: Congressman hints at legislation to reign in proxy advisory firm

    Congress to the rescue?: Congressman hints at legislation to reign in proxy advisory firm
    Posted By: David C. Scileppi Who says Congress isn’t popular?  Well, Congress may become much more popular with public company executives if Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC) can make good on his recent promise to challenge the…
Rank this Week: 2816

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 29

    Recovery of Sonoma Ridge Capital Investment Losse

    Recovery of Sonoma Ridge Capital Investment Losse
    Have you suffered investment losses in Sonoma Ridge Capital, LLC? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses by filing a FINRA Dispute Resolution claim against the brokerage firm that sold you the investment.…
  • Jul 24

    Raymond James Lawsuit Against Former Employee

    Raymond James Lawsuit Against Former Employee
    According to FA Magazine, Raymond James Financial Services (RJFS) has filed a lawsuit against former broker, Jo Ellen Fisher, for allegedly diverting nearly $1.5 million away from an elderly client’s brokerage account. RJFS accused…
  • Jul 23

    Broker Runs $6 million Hedge Fund

    Broker Runs $6 million Hedge Fund
    Have you suffered investment losses as a result of your dealings with former Sterne Agee Financial Services broker, Dean Mustaphalli? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help recovery some of your losses. According to Investment News,…
Rank this Week: 118

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Jul 31

    Cybersecurity: Implementing the Framework

    Cybersecurity: Implementing the Framework
    There has certainly been no shortage of attention paid to cybersecurity issues over the past couple of years, and one thorny issue that has plagued lawmakers and others is how to you compel companies to improve their cybersecurity efforts…
  • Jul 30

    Chamber Releases Disclosure Effectiveness Recommendation

    Chamber Releases Disclosure Effectiveness Recommendation
    Yesterday, the U.S, Chamber of Commerce’s Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness released a set of recommendations for the SEC as the agency considers how to make disclosure more effective.  The report contains both near-term…
  • Jul 29

    Is the JOBS Act’s IPO On-Ramp Working?

    Is the JOBS Act’s IPO On-Ramp Working?
    As we rapidly approach the August doldrums for capital markets activity, the good news is that 2014 has been a very strong year for the IPO market.  As noted in this Morrison & Foerster blog by Nilene Evans, we experienced the…
Rank this Week: 1020

Tim O'Connor's Blog

Tim O'Connor's Blog

Covers stockbroker fraud.

http://stockbrokerlaw.com/tim-oconnors-blog
  • Jul 21

    New York State Deferred Compensation Plan Beneficiary Designation

    New York State Deferred Compensation Plan Beneficiary Designation
    The New York State Deferred Compensation Plan is presently administered through Nationwide, and curiously, beneficiary designation forms must be mailed to an address in Ohio, not New York State. The New York State Deferred Compensation Plan…
  • Jun 30

    FINRA Investor Alert: IRA Rollover Tip

    FINRA Investor Alert: IRA Rollover Tip
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) issued an investor alert entitled The IRA Rollover: Ten Tips to Making Sound Decision. As many Americans face the decision to either keep their retirement nest egg with a former employer…
  • Jan 6

    Become a FINRA Arbitrator

    Become a FINRA Arbitrator
    The Office of Dispute Resolution of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is currently seeking experienced professionals, citizens, and members of the community to serve as arbitrators on FINRA arbitration panels.  Notably,…
Rank this Week: 1378

TRACE Blog

TRACE Blog

Covers anti-bribery compliance.

http://traceblog.org/
  • Jul 31

    Biggest Compliance Stories for July 2014

    Biggest Compliance Stories for July 2014
    Take a moment to read our poll and vote for which headline you think was most newsworthy this month: UK’s Serious Fraud Office Charges Alstom Network UK with Corruption: The investigation, which commenced as a result of information…
  • Jul 22

    A Royal Mess, Pt. 2: Non-Profits, Charitable Contributions and the FCPA

    A Royal Mess, Pt. 2: Non-Profits, Charitable Contributions and the FCPA
    In our previous post, we discussed the ongoing corruption case against Princess Cristina of Spain and her husband, Duke Iñaki Urdungarin. Urdangarin, a former Olympian, is accused of using his position to skim money from government…
  • Jul 15

    A Royal Mess, Pt. 1: Spanish Princess Charged with Corruption

    A Royal Mess, Pt. 1: Spanish Princess Charged with Corruption
    If there are perks to being a member of the Spanish royal family (undoubtedly there are), immunity from corruption prosecutions is not one of them. Last month, on June 25th, Princess Cristina of Spain was charged with tax fraud and money…
Rank this Week: 4197

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: 3020

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: 2010

White Collar Alert

White Collar Alert

Provides news and insight to counsel and legal observers concerning white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, government litigation and regulatory compliance. By Montgomery McCracken.

http://whitecollarblog.mmwr.com
  • Jul 24

    If You are Subpoenaed to Appear Before a Pennsylvania Grand Jury, Learn from Graham Spanier’s Mistake: Take Your Lawyer

    If You are Subpoenaed to Appear Before a Pennsylvania Grand Jury, Learn from Graham Spanier’s Mistake: Take Your Lawyer
    We wrote about the ongoing fallout from the Jerry Sandusky scandal in January, and whether former Penn State General Counsel Cynthia Baldwin made some critical missteps by appearing at the grand jury with former President Graham Spanier, Vice…
  • Jul 22

    Managing an Environmental Enforcement Investigation

    Managing an Environmental Enforcement Investigation
    Although environmental prosecution is not a new trend, criminal enforcement of environmental laws is on the rise.  The recent expansion of tools and referral mechanisms to support a heightened level of criminal enforcement have led to…
  • Jul 18

    Debating Unlawful Command Influence in the Military

    Debating Unlawful Command Influence in the Military
    As readers of this blog know, Montgomery McCracken successfully represented Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair in his court-martial in March. General Sinclair was sentenced only to a reprimand and a $20,000 fine. Montgomery McCracken defense…
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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/
  • Jul 22

    Do Nu Skin Inventory Red Flags Spell Trouble Ahead?

    Do Nu Skin Inventory Red Flags Spell Trouble Ahead?
    Last Friday morning, a comment posted on Twitter by Marc Cohodes about Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE: NUS), a Utah based multi-level marketing company, caught my curiosity. Cohodes is a legendary short-seller with an excellent track record and…
  • Jul 16

    Indicted Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff was bribed by Overstock.com too

    Indicted Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff was bribed by Overstock.com too
    My experience in dealing with former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff goes way back. On October 30, 2007, Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK) paid him $5,000 purportedly as a "campaign contribution." Two weeks later, Overstock.com issued a press…
  • Jul 8

    A Felon’s View of White-Collar Crime - Why Society is Very Vulnerable to Fraud

    A Felon’s View of White-Collar Crime - Why Society is Very Vulnerable to Fraud
    White-collar crime is more brutal than violent crime. The actions of one or a few corrupt public officials and corrupt businessmen can affect the livelihoods of thousands, even millions of people. Fraudsters use a combination of persuasion…
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White Collar Wire

White Collar Wire

Covers news, cases, judicial opinions, practical tips and scholarly work regarding white-collar criminal and civil enforcement, grand jury investigations and regulatory compliance. By Jackson R. Sharman, III.

http://jacksharman.com/
  • Jul 28

    Internal Investigations, the KBR Decision and International Investigation

    Internal Investigations, the KBR Decision and International Investigation
    In a recent post, we touched on the importance of the D.C. Circuit’s decision in KBR concerning privilege and internal investigations: Post-recession, we are living through an era of regulators’ grimaces and…
  • Jul 28

    “Compensation” | Paul Laurence Dunbar

    “Compensation” | Paul Laurence Dunbar
    Compensation is a matter dear to lawyers’ hearts, white-collar and otherwise.  Here’s a poem (via www.poets.org) by Paul Laurence Dunbar: Compensation Because I had loved so deeply, Because I had loved so long, God in His…
  • Jul 25

    “Appellate Jurisdiction” | Marianne Moore (1887-1972)

    “Appellate Jurisdiction” | Marianne Moore (1887-1972)
    For pondering our appeals of all sorts.   Appellate Jurisdiction by Marianne Moore Fragments of sin are a part of me. New brooms shall sweep clean the heart of me.       Shall they? Shall they? When this light life shall…
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William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Jun 25

    Where I've been

    Where I've been
    Friends, I want to thank you for all the support you've given this blog over the past three or four years. It's been a good run. Two or three years ago, I started blogging every day, and that was the...
  • Jun 18

    The world is not totally fucked up: Exhibit A

    The world is not totally fucked up: Exhibit A
    Here is Exhibit A for the proposition that the world is not, in fact, totally and completely fucked up: sculpture being readied, as we speak, at Jefferson Park in Seattle. What's more, this public art is to be "skateable." I...
  • May 20

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it
    Time again to safeguard the current accredited investor standard.
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With Vigour and Zeal

With Vigour and Zeal

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

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

    Transatlantic Litigation: “I sue first”

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

    Cornerstone’s Class Actions Reviews 2009

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

    Where to go in March

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