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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: 1839

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

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

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
  • May 24

    Managing Conflicts of Interest in Private Equity and Venture Capital Fund

    Managing Conflicts of Interest in Private Equity and Venture Capital Fund
    Since the Securities and Exchange Commission has recently taken an increasingly closer look at the activities of private equity and venture capital fund managers, it is more important than ever for fund managers to understand when conflicts…
  • May 16

    Pre-Money Valuation vs. Post-Money Valuation

    Pre-Money Valuation vs. Post-Money Valuation
    The concept of pre-money valuation vs. post-money valuation can be a confusing one at first for many startup founders. Pre-money valuation refers to the valuation of the company prior to the investment whereas post-money valuation refers to…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 1933

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: 1997

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: 2040

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

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

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Mar 13

    SaaS Contracts vs Software License Agreement

    SaaS Contracts vs Software License Agreement
    Just like technology itself, technology contracts are becoming more and more complex.  Yet, the legal theories that apply to them remain the same. Understanding the technological aspects of the transaction allows attorneys to apply…
  • Mar 11

    Deconstructing Open Source Software License

    Deconstructing Open Source Software License
    When drafting and negotiating software license agreements, I frequently come across open source licenses.  This blog post is to clarify some of the myths that exist around the definition and use of open source software.First, I want to…
  • Feb 6

    Are Terms of Use and Other Online Agreements Real and Binding Contracts?

    Are Terms of Use and Other Online Agreements Real and Binding Contracts?
    It used to be that people would enter into binding agreements by manually signing them. A signature manifested the two required aspects of forming a binding contract: a notice and an assent, i.e., the signatory has read the agreement and…
Rank this Week: 2098

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Covers business, health care, intellectual property and media law.

http://pkjlawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s another government…
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s…
  • Oct 27

    The Lincoln Lawyer

    The Lincoln Lawyer
    Before Abraham Lincoln became our greatest president, he was a great corporate lawyer.  And before he was a corporate lawyer, he was a brilliant trial lawyer. In the 1840s, Lincoln represented a Revolutionary War widow who had been bilked…
Rank this Week: 2120

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 4

    Brokerages Are Making Brokers More Powerful: How Will That Effect The Securities Industry?

    Brokerages Are Making Brokers More Powerful: How Will That Effect The Securities Industry?
    As reported in the Wall Street Journal, there has been a recent trend at big brokerages of shifting the power from the headquarters to brokers and branch managers. Apparently big brokerages like Bank Of America, UBS Group, and Merrill Lynch…
  • Mar 30

    FINRA Bars Broker Involved in New York Pension Fund Scandal

    FINRA Bars Broker Involved in New York Pension Fund Scandal
    Broker Deborah D. Kelley is allegedly one of the key figures in the $184 billion New York pension fund “pay-for-play” bribery scandal. She was reportedly arrested in December 2016 in San Francisco on charges of securities fraud,…
  • Mar 23

    You May Know About Your Broker, But How Much Do You Know About Your Brokerage Firm?

    You May Know About Your Broker, But How Much Do You Know About Your Brokerage Firm?
    There is an interesting point in this week’s Wall Street Journal titled “Brokerage Files Don’t Give The Full Pictures,” which talks about the how brokerage firms and individual brokers are held to different standards,…
Rank this Week: 2253

Cady Bar the Door

Cady Bar the Door

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

http://www.secmiscellany.com
  • Jun 15

    Supreme Court Says Prosecutors Can’t Judge the Cases They Prosecute

    Supreme Court Says Prosecutors Can’t Judge the Cases They Prosecute
    Not all of the justices would put it that way.  To be fair to the dissenters, and because his version is shorter, we’ll use Justice Thomas’s description of the underlying facts from his dissent in Williams v. Pennsylvania,…
  • Jun 13

    Don’t even think about violating that penny stock bar.

    Don’t even think about violating that penny stock bar.
    The penny stock world can be rough. So rough that breaking the rules in that corner of the securities markets ban bring its own kind of injunction, one that’s much more specific than the typical don’t-break-the-law-anymore kind of…
  • May 25

    The Insider Trading Cartoon Series, Vol. IX — Tender Offer

    The Insider Trading Cartoon Series, Vol. IX — Tender Offer
    I want to talk about Rule 14e-3, because it has significant implications for insider trading liability.  But to do that, we first have to talk about tender offers, and what they are.     The post The Insider Trading Cartoon…
Rank this Week: 2394

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: 2419

Stock Attorneys Blog

Stock Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.stockattorneysblog.com/
  • May 25

    Maczko Barred from FINRA for Taking Advantage of Elderly Customer

    Maczko Barred from FINRA for Taking Advantage of Elderly Customer
    (FINRA Case #2016050430201) Matthew Christopher Maczko (CRD #1888519, Downers Grove, Illinois) submitted an Accept, Waiver and Consent in which he was barred from association with any FINRA member in any capacity. Without admitting or denying…
  • May 24

    Adam Fritzsche Suspended by FINRA for one Year

    Adam Fritzsche Suspended by FINRA for one Year
    FINRA Case #2016049383801 Adam Stuart Fritzsche (CRD #2821218, Canterbury, Connecticut) submitted an Accept, Wavier and Consent in which he was suspended from association with any FINRA member in any capacity for one year. In light of…
  • May 23

    Kelly Clayton Althar submitted an Offer of Settlement, and Barred by FINRA.

    Kelly Clayton Althar submitted an Offer of Settlement, and Barred by FINRA.
    (FINRA Case #2014041137501) Kelly Clayton Althar (CRD #2666723, San Pablo, California) submitted an Offer of Settlement in which he was barred from association with any FINRA member in any capacity. Without admitting or denying the…
Rank this Week: 2500

Investment Fund Law Blog

Investment Fund Law Blog

Provides updates and insights on legal issues facing fund managers and investors. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

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

    HFMWEEK AWARDS PILLSBURY INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT PRACTICE FOR SERVICE TO HEDGE FUND STARTUPS

    HFMWEEK AWARDS PILLSBURY INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT PRACTICE FOR SERVICE TO HEDGE FUND STARTUPS
    NEW YORK—Pillsbury has been named Best Onshore Law Firm for Hedge Fund Startups by HFMWeek at its HFM U.S. Hedge Fund Services Awards 2016.  Partner Ildiko Duckor, who is co-leader of the firm’s Investment Funds &…
  • Oct 4

    New Law Mandates Disclosure of Alternative Fund Fees By California Public Pension

    New Law Mandates Disclosure of Alternative Fund Fees By California Public Pension
    To increase the transparency of fees and expenses paid to alternative funds, every California public pension plan must require each alternative fund in which they invest to make various disclosures, and California public pension plans are…
  • Sep 21

    Higher Qualified Client Net Worth Threshold Effective August 15, 2016

    Higher Qualified Client Net Worth Threshold Effective August 15, 2016
    3(c)(1) funds should update their offering documents to reflect $2.1 million net worth requirement. Assets under management threshold remains unchanged at $1 million. Only new client relationships entered and new investors admitted in private…
Rank this Week: 2636

Kueser Law Firm Blog

Kueser Law Firm Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud, as well as other consumer and investor-related issues.

http://blog.jmkesquire.com
  • Jan 14

    When is “Rate of Return” not the Real Rate of Return?

    When is “Rate of Return” not the Real Rate of Return?
    Investors need to be careful when they review and rely on performance reports provided by their stockbroker or financial advisor.  I recently reviewed a performance report that was provided to an investor by a major warehouse brokerage…
  • Apr 8

    FINRA BrokerCheck: Beware the … Blue … Flags?

    FINRA BrokerCheck: Beware the … Blue … Flags?
    FINRA recently underwent some changes to its BrokerCheck website.  For those that do not know, BrokerCheck is the online repository in which the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) discloses certain information about stock…
  • Mar 27

    FINRA Securities Arbitration Statistics – February 2011

    FINRA Securities Arbitration Statistics – February 2011
    FINRA recently reported its February 2011 arbitration statistics. For the two-month period ended February 28, 2011, 837 claims were filed. This represents a decrease of 9% as compared to the number of cases filed in February 2010 (918). The…
Rank this Week: 2705

Corporate Law and Democracy

Corporate Law and Democracy

A repository of ideas, comments and papers on a range of issues related to corporate law and democracy. By Boston College Law School Professor Renee Jones.

http://reneejones.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 18

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?
    Susan Antilla of Bloomberg news published a recent column  revisiting the question of the continued viability of state securities regulators’ enforcement authority.  I spoke to Susan about my research  on the issue and I am quoted in…
  • Nov 18

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?
    Susan Antilla of Bloomberg news published a recent column  revisiting the question of the continued viability of state securities regulators’ enforcement authority.  I spoke to Susan about my research  on the issue…
  • Sep 19

    Bailout-palooza

    Bailout-palooza
    The federal goverment’s proposal for a bailout of the financial industry sounded somewhat familiar to me.  I remembered that I had blogged about a similar proposal about a year ago on Conglomerate.
Rank this Week: 2765

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: 2814

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Covers securities law. By Fitapelli | Kurta.

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

    Dennis Hayes Was Permitted to Resign From a Former Employer

    Dennis Hayes Was Permitted to Resign From a Former Employer
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on May 25, 2017 indicate that former New York-based Salomon Whitney Financial broker/adviser Dennis Hayes is currently not affiliated with any…
  • May 26

    Keith Smith Was Terminating For Failure to Follow Firm Policy

    Keith Smith Was Terminating For Failure to Follow Firm Policy
    Publicly available records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on May 25, 2017 indicate that former Pennsylvania-based Signator Investors broker Keith Smith was discharged from his former employer and is currently…
  • May 26

    Grant Jaax Was Terminated From a Former Employer

    Grant Jaax Was Terminated From a Former Employer
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on May 25, 2017 indicate that former Georgia-based Raymond James & Associates broker/adviser Grant Jaax has received a customer dispute and is…
Rank this Week: 2909

Tim O'Connor's Blog

Tim O'Connor's Blog

Covers stockbroker fraud.

http://stockbrokerlaw.com/tim-oconnors-blog
  • May 23

    FINRA Issues Guidance on SEC Approved Rules to Prevent Exploitation of Senior Citizen

    FINRA Issues Guidance on SEC Approved Rules to Prevent Exploitation of Senior Citizen
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) issued Regulatory Notice 17-11 offering guidance on new SEC guidelines and approvals, including the adoption of FINRA Rule 2165 (Financial Exploitation of Specified Adults). This new…
  • May 16

    FINRA Warns Brokers on Social Media and Digital Communication

    FINRA Warns Brokers on Social Media and Digital Communication
    In Regulatory Notice 17-18, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) issued addressed the obligations of FINRA member firms and persons when utilizing social media and digital communications. The Regulatory Notice contains…
  • May 4

    Trends in Supervisory and Clearing Firm Liability

    Trends in Supervisory and Clearing Firm Liability
    On April 6, 2017, Tim O’Connor presented at the 2017 Securities Arbitration and Mediation Continuing Legal Education Presentation of the New York State Bar Association at the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA), 1540 Broadway,…
Rank this Week: 2934

100 F Street

100 F Street

Covers securities law for growing businesses. By Vanessa Schoenthaler.

http://100fstreet.com/
  • Feb 20

    ISS Releases FAQs Related to Its 2015 Proxy Voting Policie

    ISS Releases FAQs Related to Its 2015 Proxy Voting Policie
    Yesterday Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) released a set of five frequently asked questions related to select proxy voting policies for the 2015 proxy season. The first two questions address shareholder proxy…
  • Feb 16

    Catching Up on All Things Proxy Related From Last Week

    Catching Up on All Things Proxy Related From Last Week
    Among the many things Commission-related going on as of late, here’s a round of up some of the more notable proxy-related matters from the week that was February 9th. The Upcoming Proxy Voting Roundtable On Thursday the Commission…
  • Feb 9

    The SEC Issues Proposed Rules Regarding Disclosure of Hedging by Employees and Director

    The SEC Issues Proposed Rules Regarding Disclosure of Hedging by Employees and Director
    Yesterday the Securities and Exchange Commission announced the adoption of proposed rules to implement Section 955 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act which addresses disclosure of company policies…
Rank this Week: 3052

Stock Market Loss

Stock Market Loss

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

http://www.stockmarketloss.com/news/
  • May 19

    Customers of Winston Wade Turner Claim Securities Fraud

    Customers of Winston Wade Turner Claim Securities Fraud
    Stock Market Loss securities attorneys are investigating allegations against Winston Wade Turner, a previously registered broker who has been barred by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Turner is prohibited from serving as a broker…
  • May 19

    Customer Disputes Against Merrill Lynch Broker Sylvester Knox

    Customer Disputes Against Merrill Lynch Broker Sylvester Knox
    Sylvester Knox, a broker and investment adviser with eight different firms over 27 years, is under investigation for a variety of alleged violations . The attorneys at Stock Market Loss are investigating claims against Knox. Since January…
  • May 19

    Customers of Andrew Todd Yocum Allege Unsuitable Investment

    Customers of Andrew Todd Yocum Allege Unsuitable Investment
    Securities attorneys Jay H. Salamon and Hugh D. Berkson of McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman represent clients who lost money as the result of Ponzi schemes, investment fraud, and other broker misconduct. They are investigating the…
Rank this Week: 3116

The Securities Edge

The Securities Edge

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

http://www.thesecuritiesedge.com/
  • May 12

    The Financial CHOICE Act – everything you’ve ever wanted, and more?

    The Financial CHOICE Act – everything you’ve ever wanted, and more?
    I don’t know when Congress decided that every piece of legislation had to have a nifty acronym, but the House Financial Services Committee recently passed (on a partisan basis) what old-fashioned TV ads might have called the new,…
  • May 9

    New Corp Fin director announced

    New Corp Fin director announced
    As has been rumored, the SEC announced today that William H. Hinman will be the new director for the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance. Mr. Hinman, who recently retired as a securities and corporate finance partner from the Silicon…
  • May 3

    Breaking news!!!! Nothing has changed!!!

    Breaking news!!!! Nothing has changed!!!
    In the hopefully unlikely event you were wondering if the compromise on government funding changed things vis-à-vis possible SEC rulemaking on political contributions disclosure, rest easy (or not, as the case may be). The bar on such…
Rank this Week: 3143

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: 3400

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: 3492

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: 3581

Corporate Finance & Securities Law…

Corporate Finance & Securities Law Blog

Covers mergers and acquisitions, private to public transactions, public company disclosure, regulatory defense, and other financial issues. By The Lebrecht Group.

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: 3662

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: 3703

Amato Law Firm, LLC Blog

Amato Law Firm, LLC Blog

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

http://www.ramatolaw.com/blog1
  • May 3

    Former PNC Investments Advisor Obtains $1.8 Million Award Against the Firm

    Former PNC Investments Advisor Obtains $1.8 Million Award Against the Firm
    As reported in Investment News, a FINRA arbitration panel recently ruled against PNC Investments LLC, the broker-dealer subsidiary of PNC Bank, and in favor of a former financial advisor, awarding her $1.8 million.  The Award is notable…
  • Feb 15

    FINRA Bars Former Wells Fargo Advisors Broker Matthew Maczko

    FINRA Bars Former Wells Fargo Advisors Broker Matthew Maczko
    The securities law firm of Amato Law Firm, LLC is investigating potential securities law claims involving former Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC representative Matthew Maczko.  Mr. Maczko, who worked in Wells Fargo Advisors’ Oak Brook,…
  • Jan 19

    Large Raiding Award Against Robert W. Baird & Co. Underscores Issues with Team Transition

    Large Raiding Award Against Robert W. Baird & Co. Underscores Issues with Team Transition
    A notable (due to its size) $23.5 million FINRA arbitration award against broker-dealer Robert W. Baird & Co. (Baird) and some of its representatives, issued by a three-member FINRA panel in Kansas last week, underscores the issues that…
Rank this Week: 3721

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: 3923

Florida Securities Fraud Attorney…

Florida Securities Fraud Attorney Blog

Covers Florida securities fraud cases and issues. By the Law Offices of Ralph Behr.

http://www.floridasecuritiesfraudattorney.com/
  • Jun 4

    Scanning License Plates and Privacy

    Scanning License Plates and Privacy
    Fort Lauderdale police agencies have technology to read license plates. Once read, the plates are matched against outstanding traffic tickets. In addition, the owner’s name is matched against outstanding criminal warrants. At what…
  • Jun 2

    SEC Charges White Collar Crimes in Sarasota

    SEC Charges White Collar Crimes in Sarasota
    A fund manager in Sarasota, Florida was charged with defrauding investors of $3.8 million. The fund manager, Gaeton Della Penna, faces federal criminal charges in the Middle District of Florida for defrauding investors. Criminal charges,…
  • May 29

    Demands for Chemtrail Conspiracy Arrest

    Demands for Chemtrail Conspiracy Arrest
    The History Channel‘s broadcast of "Weather Warfare" focused international interest in The State of the Nation’s demand that the International Criminal Court begin a criminal investigation into what I have dubbed "The…
Rank this Week: 4049

New York Securities Lawyer Blog

New York Securities Lawyer Blog

Covers securities law. By Lax & Neville LLP.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4145

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: 4198

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: 4266

Footnoted

Footnoted

Reports on actionable information in SEC filings.

http://www.footnoted.com/
Rank this Week: 4314

Investment Fraud Information

Investment Fraud Information

By Andrew Stoltmann.

http://www.investmentfraudtimes.com/securities-fraud-attorneys/
  • May 26

    Former JP Morgan financial advisor Rick Konecny Investor Information

    Former JP Morgan financial advisor Rick Konecny Investor Information
    Did you invest with former JP Morgan financial advisor Rick Konecny? We are currently representing multiple victims of his. He recommended investments like: Sandridge Energy Inc. (SD) Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY) Cliffs Ntural Resources Inc (CLV)…
  • May 25

    Broker Gerhard Heuer Has Customer Complaints: What Investors Can Do

    Broker Gerhard Heuer Has Customer Complaints: What Investors Can Do
    Stoltmann Law Offices is interested in hearing from those investors who may have invested with Gerhard Heuer, a registered broker with Independent Financial Group in Beaverton, Ohio since January 2016. While registered with Thrivent…
  • May 25

    Darrach Bourke Of Emerson Equity, Suspended and Fined By FINRA

    Darrach Bourke Of Emerson Equity, Suspended and Fined By FINRA
    Stoltmann Law Offices is investigating Darrach Bourke, a broker with Emerson Equity in San Mateo, California. Mr. Bourke was fined $5,000 and suspended for 20 business days by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for allegedly…
Rank this Week: 4422

Alixe Cormick: Small Cap Lawyer

Alixe Cormick: Small Cap Lawyer

Focuses on Canadian and United States securities law matters of interest to micro and small cap companies.

http://www.alixecormick.com
  • May 4

    Equity Crowdfunding for Your Residential Construction Busine

    Equity Crowdfunding for Your Residential Construction Busine
    Canada currently has four real estate specific crowdfunding portals : Brix RCR, Open Avenue , R2Crowd, and NexusCrowd.  All of them are located in Ontario.  Canadians can expect other new equity and debt real estate…
  • May 4

    Equity Crowdfunding for Your Residential Construction Busine

    Equity Crowdfunding for Your Residential Construction Busine
    By Alixe Cormick Canada currently has four real estate specific crowdfunding portals : Brix RCR, Open Avenue , R2Crowd, and NexusCrowd.  All of them are located in Ontario.  Canadians can expect other new equity and debt…
  • May 4

    Equity Crowdfunding for Your Residential Construction Busine

    Equity Crowdfunding for Your Residential Construction Busine
    By Alixe Cormick Canada currently has four real estate specific crowdfunding portals : Brix RCR, Open Avenue , R2Crowd, and NexusCrowd.  All of them are located in Ontario.  Canadians can expect other new equity and debt…
Rank this Week: 4455

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/
  • May 19

    Needful of a Negroni Cocktail?

    Needful of a Negroni Cocktail?
    I have been drinking Negroni cocktails recently.  The Negroni presents three virtues: it contains gin, it is bitter and it is simple to make (equal parts gin, Campari and sweet vermouth).  Its simplicity makes it superior for quiet…
  • May 15

    Electronic Medical Records and Federal Criminal Prosecution

    Electronic Medical Records and Federal Criminal Prosecution
    Electronic medical records (or “EMR”) were supposed to be a boon to the provision of healthcare. As two Boston-area physicians point out, EMR are anything but a benefit: Electronic medical records, or EMRs, were supposed to…
  • May 10

    Mute Oracle: The Controlled Substances Act and Physicians’ Criminal Conduct

    Mute Oracle: The Controlled Substances Act and Physicians’ Criminal Conduct
    Criminal laws are supposed to give persons regulated by the law sufficient notice of what conduct, exactly, is prohibited.  Criminal laws, as interpreted by courts, are also supposed to provide clear standards for mens rea (that is, the…
Rank this Week: 4466

Andrew Abramowitz, PLLC

Andrew Abramowitz, PLLC

News, advice, and trends from the corporate law world.

http://aalegalnyc.com/blog/
  • Oct 6

    Recent Trends in Financing Startup

    Recent Trends in Financing Startup
    The Wall Street Journal recently detailed trends in how startups are financing themselves. If you don’t have a Journal subscription, this article will likely be behind a paywall, but to sum it up, young businesses are using bank loans…
  • Sep 28

    Should You Start Your Legal Career at a Big Firm?

    Should You Start Your Legal Career at a Big Firm?
    John Balestriere, writing in Above the Law, argues that young attorneys should not feel bound to follow the standard advice to start one’s career at a large firm to get “training.” As someone who spent 12 years at large…
  • Sep 16

    Increased Scrutiny of Non-Competes in New York

    Increased Scrutiny of Non-Competes in New York
    Although it has historically been relatively easy for companies to enforce non-competition agreements against employees in New York State, compared to, say, California, where such provisions are unenforceable, the New York Attorney…
Rank this Week: 4471

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/
Rank this Week: 4526

May Law, PC Blog

May Law, PC Blog

Covers investment law, securities laws the requirements of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

http://www.maylawpc.net/category/blog/
  • Jan 25

    SEC’s National Examination Priorities for 2017

    SEC’s National Examination Priorities for 2017
    According to Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”)   The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) regulates more than 4,000 broker-dealers and more than 12,000 registered…
  • Jan 25

    FINRA’S 2017 Examination Prioritie

    FINRA’S 2017 Examination Prioritie
    The Financial Industry National Regulatory Authority’s (”FINRA’s”) annual examination letter is out and filled with nuggets. Fear not; the breakdown that that you need is contained below.…
  • Sep 22

    Is There “Gold” In Your Old Daily Or Monthly Statements?

    Is There “Gold” In Your Old Daily Or Monthly Statements?
    Class Action Settlement on Alleged Manipulation Offers to turn old paper or electronic statements into cold, hard cash! WHO: People who traded futures and/or options on futures…
Rank this Week: 4649

Oil & Gas Investment Fraud Lawyer…

Oil & Gas Investment Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers securities issues with a focus on oil & gas investment fraud. By Silver Law Group, The Law Firm of David R. Chase, P.A., and Ciklin Lubitz & O'Connell.

http://www.oilgasinvestmentfraudlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 4696

Classified: The Class Action Blog

Classified: The Class Action Blog

A blog focused on the latest class action developments and trends by the attorneys of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 4872

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/
  • May 3

    SEC Awards Whistleblower a Bounty of Over $500,000

    SEC Awards Whistleblower a Bounty of Over $500,000
    The SEC announced it was awarding a company insider a whistleblower award of more than $500,000 for reporting information that prompted an SEC investigation into well-hidden misconduct that resulted in an SEC enforcement action. The…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4839

McEldrew Young Blog

McEldrew Young Blog

Covers whistleblower law and wage theft for employees.

http://www.mceldrewyoung.com/blog/
  • May 24

    Remove Medical Malpractice Reform from Trump Budget

    Remove Medical Malpractice Reform from Trump Budget
    The Trump Administration’s budget proposal for 2018 includes another attempt to pass tort reform for medical malpractice lawsuits. We strongly oppose this effort to weaken compensation for injury victims and urge you to inform your…
  • May 23

    CFTC Completes Whistleblower Program Rule Change

    CFTC Completes Whistleblower Program Rule Change
    The CFTC has issued final rules based on its previously proposed changes to the CFTC whistleblower program. The changes have left the core of the program intact while strengthening the whistleblower retaliation protections, harmonizing the…
  • May 16

    One Third of Drugs Have Safety Issue After FDA Approval

    One Third of Drugs Have Safety Issue After FDA Approval
    A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that almost one-third of new drugs in the United States have a significant safety issue in the first decade after FDA approval.  This is a very concerning but not…
Rank this Week: 5025

Securities Fraud Lawyer Blog

Securities Fraud Lawyer Blog

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

https://www.securitiesfraudlawyerblog.net/
  • May 20

    Dan Levin Hit With $241,000 Arbitration Award

    Dan Levin Hit With $241,000 Arbitration Award
    CPR Radio Show Host Dan Levin Hit With FINRA Arbitration Award On May 19, 2017,  a FINRA Dispute Resolution, Inc. arbitration panel issued a binding arbitration award against Dallas based financial planner Dan Levin, host of the CPR…
  • May 14

    FINRA Bars Charles DeNormandie

    FINRA Bars Charles DeNormandie
    Charles DeNormandie, a registered representative from Alpharetta, Georgia formerly with Commonwealth Financial Network and Ameriprise Financial Services was barred from FINRA membership as a result of refusing to cooperate with a FINRA…
  • May 14

    Sandra Canaba Barred by FINRA

    Sandra Canaba Barred by FINRA
    Sandra Canaba, a registered representative from Santa Teresa, New Mexico formerly with LPL Financial and Chase Investment Services was barred from FINRA membership as a result of refusing to cooperate with a FINRA investigation. FINRA Rule…
Rank this Week: 5129

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/
Rank this Week: 5203

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

Covers securities law. By Fitapelli | Kurta.

https://www.securities-law-attorney.com/
  • May 9

    Sean McElduff Recommended Unsuitable Municipal Debt Bond

    Sean McElduff Recommended Unsuitable Municipal Debt Bond
    Public records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on May 5, 2017 indicate that New Jersey-based Hennion & Walsh broker Sean McElduff has received resolved or pending customer disputes. Fitapelli Kurta is…
  • May 8

    Robert Hudson Has Been Sanctioned Twice

    Robert Hudson Has Been Sanctioned Twice
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on May 5, 2017 indicate that Vermont-based Summit Brokerage Services broker/adviser Robert Hudson has been the subject of resolved or pending customer…
  • May 8

    Gary Deardorff Has Received Three Customer Complaint

    Gary Deardorff Has Received Three Customer Complaint
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on May 4, 2017 indicate that Arizona-based National Planning Corporation broker/adviser Gary Deardorff has been the subject of resolved or pending…
Rank this Week: 5120

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: 5211