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Representing Investors

Representing Investors

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

http://www.investorprotection.com/blog
  • Aug 10

    FBI Investigating Former Boston Morgan Stanley Broker James Polese

    FBI Investigating Former Boston Morgan Stanley Broker James Polese
    According to AdvisorHub, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has interviewed at least one client of James Polese, a Boston-area broker who Morgan Stanley fired for allegedly misappropriating client assets. Morgan Stanley recently fired Polese…
  • Aug 10

    FBI Investigating Former Boston Morgan Stanley Broker James Polese

    FBI Investigating Former Boston Morgan Stanley Broker James Polese
    According to AdvisorHub, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has interviewed at least one client of James Polese, a Boston-area broker who Morgan Stanley fired for allegedly misappropriating client assets. Morgan Stanley recently fired Polese…
  • Aug 2

    FINRA Suspends and Fines Former Cleveland Wells Fargo Broker John Dettelbach

    FINRA Suspends and Fines Former Cleveland Wells Fargo Broker John Dettelbach
    FINRA recently suspended former Wells Fargo broker John Dettelbach for unauthorized trading in client accounts. Without admitting or denying the findings, Dettelbach consented to the sanctions and to the entry of findings that he exercised…
Rank this Week: 4719

SEC Whistleblower Blog

SEC Whistleblower Blog

Covers corporate whistleblower programs and whistleblower protection issues.

http://www.secwhistleblowerprogram.org/SEC-Whistleblower-Blog/
  • Dec 2

    Department of Justice and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Settlement

    Department of Justice and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Settlement
    For years a battle cry for United States-based companies went something like this:  Bribery is wrong. But if you enforce anti-bribery laws against U.S. companies then those companies simply cannot effectively compete with foreign…
  • Dec 2

    Clarifying the Whistleblower Program's Anti-Retaliatory Provision

    Clarifying the Whistleblower Program's Anti-Retaliatory Provision
    This fall, the SEC submitted for public comment its first draft of rules for the interpretation and enforcement of the whistleblower provisions of the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act.  The SEC took great pains to clarify the full scope…
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 3006

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/
Rank this Week: 1166

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: 4498

Securities Compliance Sentinel

Securities Compliance Sentinel

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

http://securitiescompliancesentinel.foxrothschild.com
  • Aug 9

    Cybersecurity Insights from the SEC

    Cybersecurity Insights from the SEC
      Over the last several months, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) has been conducting a “sweep examination” of over 70 broker-dealers and investment advisers to…
  • Aug 9

    Cybersecurity — What are you doing

    Cybersecurity — What are you doing
    The SEC recently issued an alert for investment advisors regarding cybersecurity.  Here is a link to a story on the alert.  Are you doing enough to fight this risk?  If you do not have an answer, then the answer is probably no.…
  • Jul 26

    Rogue Brokers Beware

    Rogue Brokers Beware
      FINRA is ever-increasing its focus on rogue brokers.  For the latest on this issue, check out this recent post.Continue Reading…
Rank this Week: 3789

Securities Fraud Attorney Blog

Securities Fraud Attorney Blog

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

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

    Private Share Litigation Cases are Challenging

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

    Split Decision on Arbitration in Bank of America Case

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

    Split Decision on Arbitration in Bank of America Case

    Split Decision on Arbitration in Bank of America Case
    This week, a Florida appeals court partially reversed a ruling denying Bank of America’s efforts to arbitrate various claims related to the Scott Rothstein Ponzi scheme. Bank of America, N.A. v. Beverly, Nos. 4D14-3167, 4D14-3168 (Fla.…
Rank this Week: 1657

Securities Fraud Lawyer Blog

Securities Fraud Lawyer Blog

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

https://www.securitiesfraudlawyerblog.net/
  • Aug 17

    Ernest Romer Barred by FINRA: Pending Investigation

    Ernest Romer Barred by FINRA: Pending Investigation
    Ernest Romer has been barred by FINRA; Update August, 2017: Michigan seeks cease and desist, intent to bar. On August 16, 2017 the state of Michigan’s Securities Division issued a notice of intent to revoke the securities licensing of…
  • Aug 17

    William Jordan Investments Investigation

    William Jordan Investments Investigation
    William Jordan Investments Barred by California DBO; Bankruptcy Filing! On August 16, 2017 the State of California’s Department of Business Oversight announced a consent order and issued a bar which prevents William Jordan Investments…
  • Aug 14

    Kevin Wanner barred over CD Sale

    Kevin Wanner barred over CD Sale
    Kevin Wanner barred over CD sales In January, 2016 FINRA barred broker Kevin Wanner formerly of Questar Capital Corporation and Woodbury Financial for his role in brokering certificates of deposit and selling unregistered securities. In…
Rank this Week: 1610

Securities Fraud Lawyer Blog

Securities Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers securities law. By Forman Law Firm.

https://www.securitiesfraudlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    “A Recovery Checklist For Victims of Investment Fraud”

    “A Recovery Checklist For Victims of Investment Fraud”
    Checklist For Victims of Investment Fraud should include hiring a competent attorney. FINRA's Checklist offers a lot of good advice and resources, but perhaps the most important advice for someone that has been a victim of a financial crime…
  • Jun 19

    FINRA Statistics-What Do They Tell Us About FINRA’s Arbitration Process and Its Fairness?

    FINRA Statistics-What Do They Tell Us About FINRA’s Arbitration Process and Its Fairness?
    FINRA Arbitration Statistics-What do they tell us about fairness of the arbitration process? In reality, not much. Advocates for the public investor community argue that mandatory arbitration is not fair, as it robs the consumer of choice,…
  • Jun 12

    Can I Sue My Stockbroker?

    Can I Sue My Stockbroker?
    Can I Sue My Stockbroker? Well, yes and no.  The question is more appropriately “How do I sue my stockbroker?” or “Where can I sue my stockbroker?”  As I will explain shortly, the common denominator to all of…
Rank this Week: 1278

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: 3398

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Covers securities law. By Fitapelli | Kurta.

http://www.securitieslawattorneys.net/
  • Aug 18

    Jeffrey Delaney Was Discharged From his Former Employer

    Jeffrey Delaney Was Discharged From his Former Employer
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on August 16, 2017 indicate that former South Carolina-based Pruco Securities broker Jeffrey Delaney has been sanctioned by FINRA and…
  • Aug 18

    Matthew Barrett Had Prevously Been Sanctioned by the State of Massachusette

    Matthew Barrett Had Prevously Been Sanctioned by the State of Massachusette
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on August 16, 2017 indicate that former Massachusetts-based Rothschild Lieberman broker Matthew Barrett has been sanctioned by FINRA and…
  • Aug 17

    Donald Bergeron Was Discharged From Two Former Employer

    Donald Bergeron Was Discharged From Two Former Employer
    Public records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on August 16, 2017 indicate that former North Carolina-based Capital Guardian broker/adviser Donald Bergeron has been sanctioned by FINRA and…
Rank this Week: 168

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/
  • Aug 18

    Commission and Commission Staff Issue Updates to Interpretive Guidance on Revenue Recognition

    Commission and Commission Staff Issue Updates to Interpretive Guidance on Revenue Recognition
    The Securities and Exchange Commission today issued two releases and the SEC staff released a Staff Accounting Bulletin to update interpretive guidance regarding revenue recognition.Consistent with developments in private-sector accounting…
  • Aug 18

    Banca IMI Securities to Pay $35 Million for Improper Handling of ADRs in Continuing SEC Crackdown

    Banca IMI Securities to Pay $35 Million for Improper Handling of ADRs in Continuing SEC Crackdown
    The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that broker Banca IMI Securities Corp. (BISC), an indirect, wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo SpA, has agreed to pay more than $35 million to settle charges…
  • Aug 16

    SEC Uncovers Wide-Reaching Insider Trading Scheme

    SEC Uncovers Wide-Reaching Insider Trading Scheme
    The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced insider trading charges against seven individuals who generated millions in profits by trading on confidential information about dozens of impending mergers and acquisitions.  Data…
Rank this Week: 2218

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

Covers securities law. By Fitapelli | Kurta.

https://www.securities-law-attorney.com/
  • Aug 18

    Sandra McCabe Was Sanctioned Following Allegations of Falsifying Record

    Sandra McCabe Was Sanctioned Following Allegations of Falsifying Record
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on August 16, 2017 indicate that former New York-based Wells Fargo Clearing Services broker/adviser Sandra McCabe has been sanctioned by…
  • Aug 17

    Christopher Hawn Was Recently Sanctioned Following Allegations of Rule Violation

    Christopher Hawn Was Recently Sanctioned Following Allegations of Rule Violation
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on August 16, 2017 indicate that former California-based Alps Distributors broker/adviser Christopher Hawn has been sanctioned by FINRA…
  • Aug 17

    Roy Woehrman Was Recently Sanctioned by FINRA

    Roy Woehrman Was Recently Sanctioned by FINRA
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on August 16, 2017 indicate that California-based LPL Financial broker/adviser Roy Woehrman has been sanctioned by FINRA. Fitapelli Kurta…
Rank this Week: 1560

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/
  • Aug 8

    New Securities Law Articles in Print

    New Securities Law Articles in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Janet Austin, What Exactly Is Market Integrity? An Analysis of One of the Core Objectives of Securities Regulation, 8 Wm. & Mary Bus.…
  • Aug 1

    New Securities Law Articles in Print

    New Securities Law Articles in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Eric C. Chaffee, A Call for Legislative Reform: Expanding the Extraterritorial Application of the Private Rights Action under Federal…
  • Jul 22

    Trump to Nominate Former Senate Aide Peirce for SEC Commissioner

    Trump to Nominate Former Senate Aide Peirce for SEC Commissioner
    Eric Beech (Reuters), Trump to Nominate Former Senate Aide Peirce for SEC Commissioner: U.S. President Donald Trump intends to nominate former Senate Republican aide Hester Maria Peirce to be a member of the Securities and Exchange…
Rank this Week: 230

Securities Lawyer 101

Securities Lawyer 101

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

https://www.securitieslawyer101.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Jan 22

    Final Judgment Entered Against Gregg Mulholland Posted by Brenda Hamilton

    Final Judgment Entered Against Gregg Mulholland Posted by Brenda Hamilton
    Going Public LawyerOn January 11, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York entered a final judgment against defendant Gregg R. Mulholland, a penny stock promoter charged in an SEC action with illegally selling more…
  • Jan 21

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

    Final Judgment Entered in “Prime Bank” Fraud – By: Brenda Hamilton
    Going Public LawyerOn January 13, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota entered a final judgment against Minnesota resident James M. Louks and his company, FiberPoP Solutions, Inc. Louks and FiberPoP are defendants in an…
Rank this Week: 195

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 2

    Broker David Menashe Sanctioned For Excessive and Unauthorized Trading

    Broker David Menashe Sanctioned For Excessive and Unauthorized Trading
    Gana LLP is investigating claims made by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against broker David Menashe (Menashe). According to BrokerCheck records, Menashe was ordered to pay a restitution of $15,000 by the state of Montana for…
  • Aug 2

    Broker Dan Droeg Subject to Unsuitability Complaint

    Broker Dan Droeg Subject to Unsuitability Complaint
    Our law firm, Gana LLP, is investigating claims made by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against broker Dan Droeg (Droeg). According to BrokerCheck, Droeg’s record contains two customer complaints filed against him…
  • Jul 31

    Financial Advisor Gregory Pease Subject to Multiple Customer Complaint

    Financial Advisor Gregory Pease Subject to Multiple Customer Complaint
    The investment fraud lawyers of Gana LLP are examining multiple customer disputes filed with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against financial advisor Gregory Pease (Pease). According to BrokerCheck, Pease has a multitude…
Rank this Week: 90

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/
  • Aug 15

    Second Circuit Ruling Creates Challenge for Securities Class Action Plaintiff

    Second Circuit Ruling Creates Challenge for Securities Class Action Plaintiff
    The Second Circuit recently considered the extraterritorial application of the U.S. securities laws in the private securities class action context, bringing some clarity to an area of the law that is increasingly important given the…
  • Aug 8

    The “Pharma Bro” Trial—Who Really Won?

    The “Pharma Bro” Trial—Who Really Won?
    After a five-week trial, a jury of five men and seven women convicted notorious pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli of securities fraud on August 4, 2017. Shkreli had been charged with two counts of securities fraud, three counts of…
  • Aug 1

    On the Chopping Block: The Effort to Repeal the CFPB’s New Rule on Consumer Class Action

    On the Chopping Block: The Effort to Repeal the CFPB’s New Rule on Consumer Class Action
    On July 19, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) published a new rule that has the potential to significantly increase the number of class action lawsuits brought by consumers against their financial services…
Rank this Week: 826

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: 3467

Sharesleuth.com

Sharesleuth.com

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

http://sharesleuth.com/
Rank this Week: 483

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: 3409

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/
  • Aug 8

    Alberta Securities Commission declines to exercise public interest jurisdiction to terminate soliciting dealer arrangement in proxy fight

    Alberta Securities Commission declines to exercise public interest jurisdiction to terminate soliciting dealer arrangement in proxy fight
    In its recent PointNorth Capital Inc. decision, the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) was called upon to consider the appropriateness of a soliciting dealer arrangement that had been entered into by the issuer, Liquor Stores N.A. Ltd., in…
  • Aug 1

    Social Media: Shareholder Activism in 140 Characters or Le

    Social Media: Shareholder Activism in 140 Characters or Le
    Social media has changed how we live. We have access to extensive information and global connections at our finger tips.  Given its already well-established presence in our personal lives, it comes as no surprise that social media has…
  • Jul 26

    How independent are independent directors?

    How independent are independent directors?
    Board independence is a pillar of good corporate governance. It ensures that a corporation’s management is properly monitored and that the corporation’s decisions effectively balance the various stakeholders’ interests. Over…
Rank this Week: 2278

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: 3459

Stock Attorneys Blog

Stock Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.stockattorneysblog.com/
  • Aug 16

    Burris Suspended by FINRA for Five Business Day

    Burris Suspended by FINRA for Five Business Day
    (FINRA Case #2015044921601) Johnny Earl Burris (CRD #2850953, Surprise, Arizona) submitted an Offer of Settlement in which he was assessed a deferred fine of $5,000 and suspended from association with any FINRA member in all capacities for…
  • Aug 10

    Bullock Censured and Fined by FINRA

    Bullock Censured and Fined by FINRA
    (FINRA Case #2016051902901) Robert Michael Bulloch (CRD #2541075, Raleigh, North Carolina) An AWC (Accept, Waiver & Consent) was issued in which Bulloch was censured and fined $10,000. Without admitting or denying the findings, Bulloch…
  • Aug 8

    Cetera Advisors LLC Sanctioned by FINRA

    Cetera Advisors LLC Sanctioned by FINRA
    (FINRA Case #2016050259001) Cetera Advisors LLC (CRD #10299, Denver, Colorado) – An AWC (Accept, Waiver & Consent) was issued in which the firm was censured and required to provide a remediation plan to FINRA to remediate eligible…
Rank this Week: 4323

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: 2750

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: 109

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: 3321

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

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

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
  • Aug 17

    Accredited Investors vs. Qualified Clients vs. Qualified Purchasers: Understanding Investor Qualification

    Accredited Investors vs. Qualified Clients vs. Qualified Purchasers: Understanding Investor Qualification
    Private funds, such has hedge funds, private equity funds, and venture capital funds, are governed by a host of intersecting federal laws that impact who can invest in these fund, including the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange…
  • Jul 20

    New Options for Raising Capital for Startups and Growth Companie

    New Options for Raising Capital for Startups and Growth Companie
    Traditionally, when raising capital, an overwhelming majority of businesses have used Rule 506 of Regulation D, also often known as the “private placement exemption” as their exemption from securities registration requirements. In…
  • Jun 29

    The Life Cycle of a Private Equity or Venture Capital Fund

    The Life Cycle of a Private Equity or Venture Capital Fund
    Unlike most hedge funds, the investment holdings of private equity and venture capital funds typically are not liquid. Consequently, private equity and venture capital funds usually do not have any redemption rights and are organized to have…
Rank this Week: 2741

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Aug 7

    Recent Privilege Decision Raises Questions for Internal Investigation

    Recent Privilege Decision Raises Questions for Internal Investigation
    A recent federal district court case raises significant issues regarding privilege that should be on the radar of any in-house or outside counsel conducting an internal investigation with the goal of producing a public report. As discussed in…
  • Jul 28

    Ninth Circuit Ruling Weakens Materiality Standard under the FCA

    Ninth Circuit Ruling Weakens Materiality Standard under the FCA
    Last year in Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar et al. (discussed on this blog), the Supreme Court reminded litigants that the False Claims Act “is not an all-purpose antifraud statute.” In that case,…
  • Jul 21

    DOJ Takes Down AlphaBay, the World’s Largest Dark Web Marketplace

    DOJ Takes Down AlphaBay, the World’s Largest Dark Web Marketplace
    The U.S. Department of Justice has announced the seizure of AlphaBay, the largest criminal marketplace on the Internet, which was used to sell stolen financial information, identification documents and other personal data, computer hacking…
Rank this Week: 300

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

http://www.the10b-5daily.com/
  • Jun 5

    The Outset of the Fraud

    The Outset of the Fraud
    If an individual defendant’s stock trading took place pursuant to a pre-determined Rule 10b5-1 trading plan that was entered into before the outset of the alleged fraud, the use of the trading plan may undermine any inference that…
  • May 9

    Not Just For Section 11 Claim

    Not Just For Section 11 Claim
    In its Omnicare decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that opinions presented in registration statements can be subject to liability under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933 if either (a) the opinion was not…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2219

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…
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The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Aug 16

    Ninth Circuit’s Standing Ruling in Remanded Spokeo Case Could Boost Plaintiff

    Ninth Circuit’s Standing Ruling in Remanded Spokeo Case Could Boost Plaintiff
    As courts have wrestled with standing issues in a variety of kinds of cases, the central question has been whether or not under the standard the U.S. Supreme Court enunciated in the Spokeo case the plaintiff alleged an injury that is…
  • Aug 15

    Shareholders File Climate Change Disclosure Lawsuit in Australian Court

    Shareholders File Climate Change Disclosure Lawsuit in Australian Court
    In the wake of President Donald Trump’s June 1, 2017 announcement that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, one of the things I predicted was that the administration’s action likely would trigger a host…
  • Aug 14

    Gambling Acceptance and Propensity for Financial Misreporting

    Gambling Acceptance and Propensity for Financial Misreporting
    What factors might indicate a likelihood of financial misreporting? There might be markers in companies’ financial statements, for example, with respect to reserving practices or practices with respect to other estimated items. There…
Rank this Week: 353

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: 698

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: 2217

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 18

    No-Action Letter for Deere & Company Permitted Exclusion of Emissions Elimination Proposal

    No-Action Letter for Deere & Company Permitted Exclusion of Emissions Elimination Proposal
    In Deere & Co., 2016 BL 406370 (Dec. 5, 2016), Deere & Company (“Deere”) requested the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) permit omission of a proposal submitted by Christine Jantz…
  • Aug 11

    Disappearing Women

    Disappearing Women
    How quickly things change—and not for the better.  In June, Fortune magazine reported that woman were “making strides” because a whopping 6.4% of CEOs were female.  As sad as that figure is, it just got much…
  • Apr 21

    Aztec Oil & Gas, Inc. v. Fisher: The Issue of Representative Shareholder

    Aztec Oil & Gas, Inc. v. Fisher: The Issue of Representative Shareholder
    In Aztec Oil & Gas, Inc. v. Fisher, 2016 BL 16110 (S.D. Tex. Jan. 21, 2016), third party plaintiffs Frank Fisher (“Fisher”), Robert Sonfield (“Sonfield”), and the Livingston Growth Fund Trust…
Rank this Week: 20

The Securities Edge

The Securities Edge

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

http://www.thesecuritiesedge.com/
  • Aug 8

    Class Acts: Stock Indices Bar Differential Voting Right

    Class Acts: Stock Indices Bar Differential Voting Right
    In late July, S&P Dow Jones and FTSE Russell announced that they were changing or proposing to change the standards that govern whether a company is included in their indices.  Although their approaches differ, the changes would…
  • Jul 25

    RIP XBRL?

    RIP XBRL?
    Some of you may remember Christopher Cox, who served as SEC Chair from 2005 to early 2009, when he was succeeded by Mary Schapiro.  His name doesn’t come up often, perhaps because his legacy was a weakened Commission tarnished by,…
  • Jul 12

    On the subject of effective disclosure…

    On the subject of effective disclosure…
    The young ones among you may not be familiar with Harvey Pitt, but he is an incredibly smart man and a gifted attorney who chaired the SEC some years back.  He made some political gaffes in that role, but that doesn’t diminish his…
Rank this Week: 3434

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/
  • Aug 18

    FINRA Fines Wells Fargo Securities $3.2 Million for Reporting Issue

    FINRA Fines Wells Fargo Securities $3.2 Million for Reporting Issue
    Wells Fargo Securities Censured & Fined for Supervisory Issues According to FINRA, on June 21, 2017, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC (CRD #126292, Charlotte, North Carolina) was issued an AWC in which the firm was censured, fined $3,250,000,…
  • Aug 17

    Update: UDF Funds Unable to File Periodic Report

    Update: UDF Funds Unable to File Periodic Report
    UDF Funds haven’t filed financial statements since 2015 Have you suffered losses investing in UDF Funds? If so, the securities attorneys at The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses by filing a FINRA Arbitration…
  • Aug 16

    Former Advisor Mark C. Koehler Barred from Securities Industry

    Former Advisor Mark C. Koehler Barred from Securities Industry
    FINRA Sanctions Former Advisor Mark C. Koehler According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, on June 29, 2017, Mark C. Koehler (CRD #2873947, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania) was issued an AWC in which Koehler was barred from…
Rank this Week: 285

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Aug 18

    “Token Sales” & ICOs: Food for Thought

    “Token Sales” & ICOs: Food for Thought
    In response to my recent blog about “initial coin offerings” (also known as “token sales”), Margaret Rosenfeld of Smith Anderson sent me this interesting note: 1. It’s Real – The crypto-economy is a reality…
  • Aug 17

    Links to Exhibits: How to Link to A Very Old Exhibit

    Links to Exhibits: How to Link to A Very Old Exhibit
    We’ve blogged several times since the SEC adopted a rule requiring companies to link to exhibits in their filings. My latest blog predicted that we would see guidance from Corp Fin ahead of the September 1st effective date of that rule.…
  • Aug 16

    Should Passive Shareholders Not Be Allowed to Vote?

    Should Passive Shareholders Not Be Allowed to Vote?
    Recently, Liz blogged about an article that indicates that some investors that are considered “passive” may be more on auto-pilot than some would think. Now we have a paper that wants passive funds to be restricted from voting in…
Rank this Week: 2216

Tim O'Connor's Blog

Tim O'Connor's Blog

Covers stockbroker fraud.

http://stockbrokerlaw.com/tim-oconnors-blog
  • Aug 3

    Inherited IRA’s – Know Your Rights?

    Inherited IRA’s – Know Your Rights?
    IRA’s have been around for over 40 years, but most investors don’t know what happens when they inherit all or part of an IRA account as a death beneficiary.  Taking an outright distribution of cash as a beneficiary of an IRA…
  • Jul 26

    Non-Purpose Loans and Securities Backed Loans (SBL’s) – An Accident Waiting to Happen

    Non-Purpose Loans and Securities Backed Loans (SBL’s) – An Accident Waiting to Happen
    Many brokerage firms have been promoting non-purpose loans, resulting in abusive sales practices and supervisory violations associated with the aggressive marketing of these lending arrangements.  Brokerage firms suggesting that…
  • Jul 19

    State Regulators – The State-by-State Resource for Victimized Senior

    State Regulators – The State-by-State Resource for Victimized Senior
    Where do North American investors go when looking for their state or province specific securities regulators? The organization ServeOurSeniors.org maintains a state-by-state resource for consumers and investors in all fifty states, as well as…
Rank this Week: 3653

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: 3813

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
  • Aug 1

    Will the Rise of the Cell Phone Mean the Death of the Third-Party Doctrine?

    Will the Rise of the Cell Phone Mean the Death of the Third-Party Doctrine?
    This guest post was authored by Molly Dolinger, a summer associate with Montgomery McCracken. There are currently more cell phones in the U.S. than there are people. Given the increasingly mobile-dependent state of our society, it should…
  • Jul 28

    SCOTUS to Clarify Protections for Securities Fraud Whistleblower

    SCOTUS to Clarify Protections for Securities Fraud Whistleblower
    This guest post was authored by Bianca Valcarce, a summer associate with Montgomery McCracken. The Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to review the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers and…
  • Jul 20

    Fifth Amendment Concerns Result in Overturned Convictions in First Criminal LIBOR Appeal

    Fifth Amendment Concerns Result in Overturned Convictions in First Criminal LIBOR Appeal
    The Second Circuit yesterday became the first court of appeals to address a criminal appeal regarding the government’s investigation into the manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”). Its decision in…
Rank this Week: 441

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: 4095

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/
  • Aug 18

    Gin Van, Joan Collins and Rare Earth

    Gin Van, Joan Collins and Rare Earth
    Friday is upon us, so a few notes about cocktails. Cocktail snobbery is suffering a (deserved) backlash, as Robert O. Simonson of the New York Times points out in When Bad Drinks Go Good: Just as the cocktail renaissance has brought…
  • Aug 15

    White-Collar Motive, Gun Crazy Movie

    White-Collar Motive, Gun Crazy Movie
    In 1950, producers Frank and Maurice King released Gun Crazy, a sometimes surreal Bonnie-and-Clyde story with an introverted, pacifist gun lover (Barton Tare, played by John Dall) and an English femme fatale sharpshooter …
  • Aug 14

    Search Warrants and Russia Raid

    Search Warrants and Russia Raid
    The execution of a search warrant on a residence owned by Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign director, raises some interesting questions.  Search warrants are rarely necessary in white-collar cases, yet their use…
Rank this Week: 1675

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: 4482