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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: 1302

Proxyland

Proxyland

Covers corporate governance.

http://proxyland.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 6

    One Blog Closes, Another Open

    One Blog Closes, Another Open
    Big news, dear readers.
  • Feb 17

    Stimulus Plan Attacks Executive Compensation: Stay Tuned

    Stimulus Plan Attacks Executive Compensation: Stay Tuned
    Everyone knows about the freaky fireball that plummeted through the Texas sky last weekend. In an unrelated development, a fireball suddenly appeared in the skies over Proxyland on Friday. That one, however, has been identified: it’s Title…
  • Feb 11

    Geithner's Financial Stability Plan, Or Whatever

    Geithner's Financial Stability Plan, Or Whatever
    C’mon now, everyone. Cheer up. At least Tim Geithner is easier on the eyes than Hank Paulson, whose face seemed to have the words “we’re all gonna die” written on it no matter what he was saying.
Rank this Week: 1526

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: 175

Regulation tomorrow

Regulation tomorrow

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Offers resources on the global financial services regulatory environment. It reports on financial services regulatory developments and provides insights and commentary across Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States.

http://www.regulationtomorrow.com/
  • Apr 26

    MiFID II Academy webinars – new dates for the diary

    MiFID II Academy webinars – new dates for the diary
    There are four new dates for our MiFID II Academy webinars: Update on algorithmic trading, DEA and third country issues: 11.00am – 11.45am (GMT), 18 May 2017 Update on commodity derivatives: 11.00am – 11.45am (GMT), 15 June 2017…
  • Apr 26

    BCBS April 2017 progress report on implementation of Basel regulatory framework

    BCBS April 2017 progress report on implementation of Basel regulatory framework
    The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (Basel Committee) has published the twelfth progress report on adoption of the Basel III regulatory framework. The updated progress report provides a high-level view of Basel Committee members’…
  • Apr 26

    ESMA opinion on points of convergence in relation to MAR accepted market practices on liquidity contract

    ESMA opinion on points of convergence in relation to MAR accepted market practices on liquidity contract
    The Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) provides a harmonised framework for the prohibition of market manipulation. This encompasses a prohibition on entering into a transaction, placing an order to trade or engaging in behaviour which gives, or is…
Rank this Week: 2353

Representing Investors

Representing Investors

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

http://www.investorprotection.com/blog
Rank this Week: 285

SEC Whistleblower Blog

SEC Whistleblower Blog

Covers corporate whistleblower programs and whistleblower protection issues.

http://www.secwhistleblowerprogram.org/SEC-Whistleblower-Blog/
  • Jan 10

    Whistleblower Protection under the SEC Whistleblower Program

    Whistleblower Protection under the SEC Whistleblower Program
    In our web site, we established the types of anti-retaliatory protections offered employees under the SEC Whistleblower Program.
  • Dec 10

    SEC Whistleblowers can Help Uncover "Soft Dollar" Practice

    SEC Whistleblowers can Help Uncover "Soft Dollar" Practice
    Hedge fund operators (politely called “Investment Managers” on Wall Street) can make the plaintiffs’ bar look like expensively dressed social workers. The hedge fund industry is estimated to be a $2.5 trillion industry.
  • Dec 6

    Five travel expense related FCPA violation

    Five travel expense related FCPA violation
    Here’s a tip for potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act whistleblowers: travel expenses clearly fall within FCPA guidelines.
Rank this Week: 3370

SEC Whistleblower Lawyer Blog

SEC Whistleblower Lawyer Blog

Covers securities law. By Silver Law Group & The Law Firm of David R. Chase, P.A.

http://www.secwhistleblowerlawyers.net/
  • Apr 26

    SEC Awards Nearly $4 Million to Whistleblower

    SEC Awards Nearly $4 Million to Whistleblower
    The SEC announced an award of almost $4 million to a whistleblower who provided detailed, specific information about serious securities misconduct and provided ongoing assistance throughout the ensuing investigation. According to the SEC…
  • Apr 26

    Rule 21F-17: SEC Rule Bar Companies From Attempting to Hinder Whistleblower from Coming Forward

    Rule 21F-17: SEC Rule Bar Companies From Attempting to Hinder Whistleblower from Coming Forward
    When the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank Act”) was enacted in July 2010, the act implemented numerous protections for investors and consumers.  One of the indirect benefits was the…
  • Apr 7

    U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Review Would-be Whistleblower’s Petition

    U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Review Would-be Whistleblower’s Petition
    The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a former Morgan Stanly employee’s claims that he is entitled to whistleblower protections after reporting to the FBI instead of the SEC. According to a Law360 report, John S. Verble (CRD#…
Rank this Week: 2231

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: 233

Securities Attorney Law Blog

Securities Attorney Law Blog

Reviews Federal Securities Fraud Litigation, Arbitration, Whistleblower Claims & Derivative Lawsuits. By Jay Eng.

http://securitiesattorneys.us/
Rank this Week: 3227

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: 5071

Securities Compliance Sentinel

Securities Compliance Sentinel

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

http://securitiescompliancesentinel.foxrothschild.com
  • Apr 26

    You Better Watch Your Suitability Determination

    You Better Watch Your Suitability Determination
    The SEC recently announced that it charged a former broker with knowingly or recklessly trading unsuitable investment products for five customers and taking $170,000 for one of those customers. These charges follow a prior SEC Investor Alert…
  • Apr 19

    Fox’s Mark Silow, Joshua Horn and Cannabis Practice Profiled

    Fox’s Mark Silow, Joshua Horn and Cannabis Practice Profiled
    We strongly encourage you to read the article profiling our firm and partners, Mark Silow (also our firm Chairman) and Joshua Horn, on Fox’s  Cannabis Practice Group.  See…
  • Apr 18

    When Independent Commentary Isn’t

    When Independent Commentary Isn’t
      The SEC has recently issued an Investor Alert regarding commentary provided about investors from what appear to be independent sources. It turns out, many of those independent sources are not independent at all. Instead, they are paid…
Rank this Week: 1131

Securities Fraud Attorney Blog

Securities Fraud Attorney Blog

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

http://www.securitiesfraudattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 27

    Private Share Litigation Cases are Challenging

    Private Share Litigation Cases are Challenging
    In a very high profile private share litigation, Theranos, a privately held health-technology and medical-laboratory-services company worth $9 billion as of 2014, has been sued this Monday by one of its largest and trusted financial backers,…
  • Oct 27

    Private Share Litigation Cases are Challenging

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

    Split Decision on Arbitration in Bank of America Case

    Split Decision on Arbitration in Bank of America Case
    This week, a Florida appeals court partially reversed a ruling denying Bank of America’s efforts to arbitrate various claims related to the Scott Rothstein Ponzi scheme. Bank of America, N.A. v. Beverly, Nos. 4D14-3167, 4D14-3168 (Fla.…
Rank this Week: 1540

Securities Fraud Lawyer Blog

Securities Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers securities law. By The Law Office of David Liebrader, Inc.

https://www.securitiesfraudlawyerblog.net/
  • Apr 24

    Robert Turpin Barred by FINRA

    Robert Turpin Barred by FINRA
    Robert Turpin, a registered representative from Arizona, formerly with Source Capital Group was barred from FINRA membership as a result of refusing to cooperate with a FINRA investigation into claims that he engaged in outside business…
  • Apr 24

    Kyle Kurtz Suspended, Barred by FINRA

    Kyle Kurtz Suspended, Barred by FINRA
    Kyle Kurtz, a registered representative from Bay City, Michigan, formerly with Thrivent Investment Management was suspended from FINRA membership for violations of Rule 9552 FINRA Rule 9552. Failure to Provide Information or Keep Information…
  • Apr 24

    Robert Wodicker Suspended by FINRA

    Robert Wodicker Suspended by FINRA
    Robert Wodicker, a registered representative from St. Louis, Missouri, formerly with LPL Financial and Wells Fargo Advisors was suspended from FINRA membership for violations of Rule 9552 FINRA Rule 9552. Failure to Provide Information or…
Rank this Week: 2204

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
  • Jul 26

    Robert Herskovits Appears on Reuters TV Side Bar Show

    Robert Herskovits Appears on Reuters TV Side Bar Show
    Click on the video below to see Robert Herskovits’ appearance on Side Bar, a show produced by Reuters. Robert speaks about issues concerning the Protocol for broker recruiting and transition issues faced by registered representatives…
  • Jul 26

    Robert Herskovits Appears on Reuters TV Side Bar Show

    Robert Herskovits Appears on Reuters TV Side Bar Show
    Click on the video below to see Robert Herskovits’ appearance on Side Bar with Bill Singer, a show produced by Reuters. Robert speaks about issues concerning the Protocol for broker recruiting and transition issues faced by registered…
Rank this Week: 3691

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Covers securities law. By Fitapelli | Kurta.

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

    Brad Feinstein Was Sanctioned by FINRA For Failing to Comply with a Settlement Agreement

    Brad Feinstein Was Sanctioned by FINRA For Failing to Comply with a Settlement Agreement
    Publicly available records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on April 21, 2017 indicate that former New York-based Garden State Securities broker/adviser Brad Feinstein has been sanctioned by FINRA and is…
  • Apr 26

    Mark Wesley: Sanctioned and Barred by FINRA Following allegations of Misconduct

    Mark Wesley: Sanctioned and Barred by FINRA Following allegations of Misconduct
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on April 21, 2017 indicate that former Ohio-based Ameriprise Financial Services broker/adviser Mark Wesley has been sanctioned by FINRA and barred from…
  • Apr 26

    Peyton Jackson Was Named Respondent in a FINRA Complaint

    Peyton Jackson Was Named Respondent in a FINRA Complaint
    Public records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on April 21, 2017 indicate that former New York-based Alexander Capital broker Peyton Jackson has been named in a FINRA complaint and is currently not affiliated…
Rank this Week: 238

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/
  • Apr 13

    SEC News - Fraud and Boiler Room Scheme

    SEC News - Fraud and Boiler Room Scheme
    SEC Charges Pastor With Defrauding RetireesThe SEC announced fraud charges and an emergency asset freeze obtained against a Michigan-based pastor accused of exploiting church members, retirees, and laid-off auto workers who were misled to…
  • Apr 12

    FINRA Requests Comment on FINRA Rules Impacting Capital Formation

    FINRA Requests Comment on FINRA Rules Impacting Capital Formation
    The ability of small and large businesses to raise capital efficiently is critical to job creation and economic growth. Broker-dealers play a vital role in helping businesses raise capital through the securities markets, and as a…
  • Apr 12

    Wells Fargo Wins Bank Arbitrations? Maybe not

    Wells Fargo Wins Bank Arbitrations? Maybe not
    The LA Times published this article, based on a study that we can't find.Admittedly I haven't seen the study, and am only commenting on the article. If anyone has a link to the actual study, I would love to review it.One more caveat - I don't…
Rank this Week: 877

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 24

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Evelyn S. Anderson, Note, Wealth and Knowledge: Strengthening the Economy by Expanding the Qualified Purchaser "Sophisticated"…
  • Apr 24

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Craig Boyd, Comment, Appraisal Arbitrage: Closing the Floodgates on Hedge Funds and Activist Shareholders, 65 U. Kan. L. Rev. 497 (2016).…
  • Apr 11

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Ilya Beylin, A Reassessment of the Clearing Mandate: How the Clearing Mandate Affects Swap Trading Behavior and the Consequences for…
Rank this Week: 236

Securities Lawyer 101

Securities Lawyer 101

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

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

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

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

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101
      Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Going public is a big step for any company.  The process of “going public” is complex and at times precarious.  While going public offers many benefits it also comes with risks and…
  • Jan 23

    SEC Final Judgment Entered Against Graduate Leverage

    SEC Final Judgment Entered Against Graduate Leverage
    Going Public LawyerOn December 23, 2016, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts entered final judgments against Graduate Leverage, LLC, GL Capital Partners, LLC, GL Investment Services, LLC, Taft Financial…
Rank this Week: 824

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 25

    INVESTOR ALERT: Broker David James Mura Subject To Multiple Customer Complaint

    INVESTOR ALERT: Broker David James Mura Subject To Multiple Customer Complaint
    The securities and investment lawyers of Gana LLP are investigating customer complaints filed with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against broker David James Mura (Mura). According to FINRA’s BrokerCheck records for…
  • Apr 25

    Broker Jeffrey Kluge Pleads Guilty to $8.7 Million Bank Fraud

    Broker Jeffrey Kluge Pleads Guilty to $8.7 Million Bank Fraud
    The securities lawyers of Gana LLP are following the case against broker Jeffrey Kluge (Kluge) who pleaded guilty to two counts of bank fraud in the state of Minnesota. A plead agreement was filed with the U.S. District Court in Minnesota on…
  • Apr 25

    INVESTOR WARNING: Broker Stanley Clayton Niekras Subject to Multiple Complaints by Investors and FINRA

    INVESTOR WARNING: Broker Stanley Clayton Niekras Subject to Multiple Complaints by Investors and FINRA
    The securities and investment fraud attorneys at Gana LLP are investigating the regulatory complaint filed by The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against broker Stanley Clayton Niekras (Niekras). The FINRA regulatory action…
Rank this Week: 413

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/
  • Apr 26

    2016 Could Be Peak SEC

    2016 Could Be Peak SEC
    2016 was a high-water mark for SEC enforcement activity; however, with the uncertainties associated with the new administration’s enforcement regime, we could be seeing a downturn going forward. According to a recent report issued by…
  • Apr 19

    Changing the Game, Again: Supreme Court Could Limit SEC’s Authority to Seek Disgorgement

    Changing the Game, Again: Supreme Court Could Limit SEC’s Authority to Seek Disgorgement
    This week, the Supreme Court heard argument regarding whether the SEC’s actions to disgorge ill-gotten gains are subject to a five-year statute of limitations for “any civil fine, penalty, or forfeiture.” The appeal stems…
  • Apr 12

    Understanding the New DOJ Compliance Guidance: Part Three – Policies & Procedure

    Understanding the New DOJ Compliance Guidance: Part Three – Policies & Procedure
    This is the third in a series of posts where we will explore critical elements of a successful compliance program. In February, the Department of Justice’s Fraud Section offered a new perspective on what the government expects in…
Rank this Week: 1008

Securities Mining Law

Securities Mining Law

Covers securities law affecting the mining industry in Canada.

http://www.securitiesmininglaw.com/
  • Oct 21

    Mining M&A and Consolidation: Are We There Yet?

    Mining M&A and Consolidation: Are We There Yet?
    For a third consecutive year, Dentons is proud to support the Mining & Investment Latin America Summit (MILA), the largest mining and investment event in Latin America, which was incepted in 2014. This year’s summit will host an…
  • Jun 9

    Compliance alert: Mine Financial Security, Reclamation and Closure Policy by Yukon Government

    Compliance alert: Mine Financial Security, Reclamation and Closure Policy by Yukon Government
    The Yukon Territorial Government has published a “Yukon Quartz Mine Financial Security, Reclamation and Closure Policy,” dated February 2016 (Policy). The Policy is intended to cover all lands in Yukon, whether Category…
  • May 20

    Insolvency and energy insights: The Redwater decision

    Insolvency and energy insights: The Redwater decision
    An Alberta court has held that provisions of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act allowing a trustee or receiver to disclaim real property without assuming environmental  liabilities in relation thereto renders inoperable provincial…
Rank this Week: 3773

Sharesleuth.com

Sharesleuth.com

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

http://sharesleuth.com/
Rank this Week: 2618

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/
  • Dec 22

    F-Squared hit with $35M SEC penalty

    F-Squared hit with $35M SEC penalty
    Originally posted on America's Markets:Fast-growing money management firm F-Squared has agreed to pay $35 million and admit wrongdoing for defrauding investors with false ads about the firm’s flagship product, a federal regulator…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1192

Special Situations Law

Special Situations Law

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Covers shareholder activist and defence mandates, as well as complex reorganization transactions.

http://www.specialsituationslaw.com/
  • Mar 20

    Making your vote count II: CSA finalizes proxy voting protocol

    Making your vote count II: CSA finalizes proxy voting protocol
    The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have recently released finalized guidance and protocols for meeting vote reconciliation under CSA Staff-Notice 54-305 Meeting Vote Reconciliation Protocols (the Protocols) which are implemented on…
  • Mar 13

    Glass Lewis’ 2017 Canada Policy Guideline

    Glass Lewis’ 2017 Canada Policy Guideline
    Towards the end of last year, Glass, Lewis & Co., LLC (Glass Lewis), a leading governance and proxy voting firm, released its 2017 Proxy Paper Guidelines for Canada (the Guidelines) for the upcoming 2017 proxy season.  Although the…
  • Feb 27

    Re Hemostemix Inc: Alberta Securities Commission upholds decision of TSXV in contested private placement

    Re Hemostemix Inc: Alberta Securities Commission upholds decision of TSXV in contested private placement
    Following recent amendments to Canada’s takeover bid rules, private placements in the face of hostile bids have become newly controversial. Private placements in the context of proxy contests have received less attention. Yet this is…
Rank this Week: 2354

Startup Law Blog

Startup Law Blog

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

http://www.startuplawblog.com/
  • Sep 17

    Chip-and-PIN (EMV) Credit Card Liability Shift is Oct. 1: Are You Ready?

    Chip-and-PIN (EMV) Credit Card Liability Shift is Oct. 1: Are You Ready?
    October 1 is right around the corner. Merchants, retailers, hotels and restaurants: are you ready for what’s in your customers’ wallets? Starting next month, the payment card industry’s transition to chip-and-PIN (also known…
  • Apr 27

    Join Us at Pacific Rim M&A Institute This Wednesday

    Join Us at Pacific Rim M&A Institute This Wednesday
    Please join us for the Pacific Rim M&A Institute’s next session. This quarter’s program features Port of Seattle CEO, Ted J. Fick, who will discuss how the Port contributes to our region’s economy. We look forward to…
  • Dec 18

    Revenue Lending

    Revenue Lending
    I recently had the chance to sit down with BJ Lackland, the CEO of Lighter Capital, to talk about life, revenue loans, and Lighter Capital. Below is a transcript of most of our talk. – JW: BJ, what’s the first … Continue…
Rank this Week: 3790

Stock Attorneys Blog

Stock Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.stockattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    New Sanction Guidelines for NAC

    New Sanction Guidelines for NAC
    FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) announced that the National Adjudicatory Council (NAC) revised guidelines regarding financial exploitation of vulnerable individuals or individuals with diminished capacity. In addition, the new…
  • Apr 6

    Investor Alert issued by FINRA regarding Binary Options Follow-up Scheme

    Investor Alert issued by FINRA regarding Binary Options Follow-up Scheme
    FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) issued an Investor Alert warning anyone involved in binary options trading through unregistered non-U.S. companies. Binary options are inherently risky all-or-nothing propositions.…
  • Mar 30

    Will Allen (Former Dolphins, Giants, and Patriots NFL Player) was Charged with 23 Federal Felonies in Alleged Ponzi Scheme

    Will Allen (Former Dolphins, Giants, and Patriots NFL Player) was Charged with 23 Federal Felonies in Alleged Ponzi Scheme
    The SEC charged Allen with fraud for allegedly operating a $31 million Ponzi Scheme.  Allen, with his accomplice Susan Daub, formed a company that made high-interest, short-term loans to athletes.  The loans were funded by money…
Rank this Week: 4605

Stock Broker Attorney Blog

Stock Broker Attorney Blog

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

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

    Man Sentence to 18-Months for Investment Scam

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

    SEC Charges Unlicensed Man with Scamming Investor

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

    Broker Barred from Practice for Stealing from Elderly

    Broker Barred from Practice for Stealing from Elderly
    Jeffrey McClure, a former employee of Wells Fargo Advisors and an affiliated bank in California, was recently barred from the securities industry after stealing almost $89,000 from an elderly customer. Between December 2012 and August 2014,…
Rank this Week: 2983

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: 583

Stock Market Loss

Stock Market Loss

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

http://www.stockmarketloss.com/news/
Rank this Week: 3654

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

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

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Negotiating a Convertible Note Financing

    Negotiating a Convertible Note Financing
    A convertible note is a hybrid of debt and equity, and it’s a popular form of financing for two main reasons. First, convertible notes are generally easy and cost-effective, because they require little negotiation and paperwork. Second,…
  • Mar 28

    Guide to Starting a Hedge Fund

    Guide to Starting a Hedge Fund
    As an investment manager looking into starting a hedge fund, you know that a successful launch is critical to standing out in the increasingly competitive investment management business. If you want to attract capital from the right…
  • Mar 15

    Understanding the Common Investment Structures for a Seed or Angel Round

    Understanding the Common Investment Structures for a Seed or Angel Round
    I’ve previously written about the steps that startups and emerging companies need to take to prepare for an angel or seed round, one of which is becoming familiar with the popular investment structures that are available. With the…
Rank this Week: 1244

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Apr 19

    The CFPB’s Alternative Data RFI: Making Your Response Count

    The CFPB’s Alternative Data RFI: Making Your Response Count
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently issued a Request for Information (RFI) Regarding Use of Alternative Data and Modeling Techniques in the Credit Process, available here.  The deadline for response is May 19. …
  • Apr 18

    H-1B Employers Face Increased Site Visit

    H-1B Employers Face Increased Site Visit
    Employers using the H-1B visa program should take note as additional site visits may be on the horizon.  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”), part of the Department of Homeland Security, recently announced a…
  • Mar 27

    CFPB Fails to State Case Against Payment Processor

    CFPB Fails to State Case Against Payment Processor
    The United States District Court for the District of North Dakota recently dismissed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) complaint against a payment processor, Intercept, in a case McGuireWoods has been monitoring. …
Rank this Week: 2017

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

http://www.the10b-5daily.com/
  • Apr 14

    Frivolity

    Frivolity
    Among other reforms, the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (“PSLRA”) requires that upon final adjudication of a federal securities action, the court shall include in the record “specific findings regarding…
  • Feb 24

    Somebody Else Said It

    Somebody Else Said It
    Is paying someone else to make a misstatement to investors the same as making the misstatement yourself for purposes of securities fraud liability?  Two recent appellate decisions address this question and come to different conclusions…
  • Feb 10

    Compare and Contrast

    Compare and Contrast
    NERA Economic Consulting and Cornerstone Research have released their respective 2016 annual reports on federal securities class action filings.  As usual, the different methodologies employed by the two organizations have led to…
Rank this Week: 2624

The California Securities…

The California Securities Attorneys

By Bruce E. Methven and Kenneth A. Priore. Covers securities offerings.

http://thecaliforniasecuritiesattorneys.com/
  • Feb 9

    Marketing Your Offering by Bruce E. Methven

    Marketing Your Offering by Bruce E. Methven
    The truth about marketing your securities offering is that you have to find investors yourself. Venture capital firms invest in only a tiny percentage of the companies that approach them. Groups that involve angel investors may work, but…
  • Oct 28

    Report on Crowdfunding by Bruce E. Methven

    Report on Crowdfunding by Bruce E. Methven
    Crowdfunding via approved internet portals became available in May of this year. So far companies have been averaging about $800 per investor and may have hundreds of investors. That’s a lot of small investors to deal with. Many…
  • May 13

    Running Another Offering With a Crowdfunding Offer by Bruce E. Methven

    Running Another Offering With a Crowdfunding Offer by Bruce E. Methven
    This is part of a series on crowdfunding; this part covers running another offer simultaneously with a crowdfunding offer. Again, true crowdfunding — offerings of stock, LLC units and promissory notes — becomes available on May…
Rank this Week: 2169

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Apr 26

    London Update

    London Update
    The D&O Diary finished up its European stint with a brief stop in London earlier this week before heading home. Because it was only a brief visit with numerous commitments, I had only a little bit of a chance to look around…
  • Apr 24

    April in Pari

    April in Pari
    The D&O Diary is on assignment in Europe this week, with a first stop in Paris, for meetings. I have been to Paris many times before, but almost always in the fall or winter. Before this trip, I hadn’t really had the pleasure…
  • Apr 20

    PwC Annual Study Reports Record Number of Securities Suit

    PwC Annual Study Reports Record Number of Securities Suit
    Largely driven by a “dramatic” increase in the number of federal court merger objection lawsuits, securities class action litigation filings rose to the highest level ever in 2016, according to PwC’s most recent annual…
Rank this Week: 497

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: 4002

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: 2625

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: 100

The Securities Edge

The Securities Edge

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

http://www.thesecuritiesedge.com/
  • Apr 17

    It’s a good time to be a VC fund

    It’s a good time to be a VC fund
    Things are looking pretty good for the venture capital industry. Potential VC investors have a lot of money available, and industry and geographical trends show a positive outlook for VC investing in the near term. There are numerous factors…
  • Mar 29

    Shore patrol

    Shore patrol
    Posted By: Robert B. Lamm Even as we speculate about the likelihood and potential impact of massive deregulation here in the US, the EU is going in the opposite direction.  Earlier this month, the European Parliament passed a…
  • Mar 19

    Beware when the legislature is in session

    Beware when the legislature is in session
    Posted By: Robert B. Lamm New York Surrogate Gideon Tucker (1826-1899) is credited with originating the maxim that “no man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session.”  Were Surrogate…
Rank this Week: 518

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/
  • Apr 26

    Alec Rivera Investigation Update

    Alec Rivera Investigation Update
    Former Merrill Lynch Broker, Alec Rivera pleads guilty to stealing from clients Have you suffered losses investing with former Merrill Lynch broker Alec Rivera? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses by filing…
  • Apr 25

    FINRA Revises its Sanction Guidelines on Churning

    FINRA Revises its Sanction Guidelines on Churning
    FINRA Tightens Sanctions on Churning In April 2017, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority announced that it had revised its sanction guidelines for violations of its rules. The revisions include changes relating to rule violations that…
  • Apr 25

    Corporate Property Associates 17 Global Inc. Investment Losse

    Corporate Property Associates 17 Global Inc. Investment Losse
    Recovery of Corporate Property Associates 17 Global Inc. Investment Losses Have you suffered investment losses in Corporate Property Associates 17 Global Inc.? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses through…
Rank this Week: 208

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

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

    Corp Fin: Will Bill Hinman Be the New Director?

    Corp Fin: Will Bill Hinman Be the New Director?
    We normally don’t comment on rumors, but we couldn’t ignore this WSJ article by Dave Michaels: President Donald Trump’s choice to run the Securities and Exchange Commission is quietly assembling a cabinet of top staff…
  • Apr 25

    Survey Results: Rule 10b5-1 Plan Practice

    Survey Results: Rule 10b5-1 Plan Practice
    We have posted these survey results on Rule 10b5-1 plan practices: 1. Does your company require insiders to sell shares only pursuant to a Rule 10b5-1 trading plan? – Yes, insiders are required to use Rule 10b5-1 plans in order to sell…
  • Apr 24

    Shareholder Proposals: No-Action Letter Stat

    Shareholder Proposals: No-Action Letter Stat
    Here are stats about this year’s no-action letters for shareholder proposals, courtesy of this Bloomberg blog: – An increase in number of no-action letter requests: Over 220 requests were submitted – almost a 10% increase…
Rank this Week: 320

Tim O'Connor's Blog

Tim O'Connor's Blog

Covers stockbroker fraud.

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

    Whistleblower Anonymity, Protection & Award

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

    Looking for Your Lost Retirement Account?

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

    Problems at the Family Office

    Problems at the Family Office
    The past decade has seen an explosion in the number of family offices set up by families seeking to coordinate and organize family wealth and assets, as well as issues involving the intergenerational transfer of family legacies. This growth…
Rank this Week: 3901

Wall Street Investment Fraud…

Wall Street Investment Fraud Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.wallstreetinvestmentfraudlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 4133

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
  • Dec 7

    Insider Trading and Brotherly Love at the Supreme Court

    Insider Trading and Brotherly Love at the Supreme Court
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States decided Salman v. United States, wading into the “personal benefit” requirement necessary to establish criminal insider trading liability.  Justice Alito, writing for a…
  • Dec 7

    Insider Trading and Brotherly Love at the Supreme Court

    Insider Trading and Brotherly Love at the Supreme Court
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States decided Salman v. United States, wading into the “personal benefit” requirement necessary to establish criminal insider trading liability.  Justice Alito, writing for a…
  • Nov 28

    First Circuit Confronts Perils of Non-Custodial Interrogation in Fraud Prosecution

    First Circuit Confronts Perils of Non-Custodial Interrogation in Fraud Prosecution
    Miranda warnings are one of those things most lawyers and non-lawyers alike know something about. Most know we enjoy a right under the Fifth Amendment and Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966), to be told before being taken into custody…
Rank this Week: 2704

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: 4421

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/
  • Nov 27

    Christmas Movies and Serial Killer

    Christmas Movies and Serial Killer
    Today is the first Sunday in the season of Advent, a time in which Christians traditionally prepare themselves by reflection and prayer for the Incarnation, the birth of Jesus, God made flesh.  Ultimately, of course, Jesus was sacrificed…
  • Apr 22

    Handwriting On The Wall (And In The FBI’s Notes)

    Handwriting On The Wall (And In The FBI’s Notes)
    As the father of a college-bound high school senior and an eventually college-bound high school sophomore, I pass along to them helpful articles.  Whether, in the ancient words of Archbishop Cramner in the Anglican liturgy, they actually…
  • Mar 17

    “Fantastic Lies” and Corporate Criminal Prosecution

    “Fantastic Lies” and Corporate Criminal Prosecution
    When the past is dug up in documentaries (or docudramas), events are often sensationalized.  This practice is of long pedigree: Shakespeare was not above amping up an old story when it suited his needs.  Unfortunately, few…
Rank this Week: 1155