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Thomas O. Gorman
Obtaining Review of an Order to Compel Privileged Documents

Last term, the Supreme Court concluded that an order requiring the production of privileged materials cannot typically be appealed as a final judgment under the rule of Cohen v. Beneficial Indus. Loan Corp. , 337 U.S. 541 (1949) [ enhanced version...

Doug Cornelius
What is a Security? Is Real Estate a Security?

Previously, I went through the analysis that a fund manager is considered an investment adviser . But left open the question of "what is a security?" That's a key question for fund managers with alternative investments, like real estate...

Gary Larkin
Dear CFO: SEC Warns of Foreclosure Disclosure Issues

It looks like public company directors don't have to just heed my warning [See Oct. 20 blog post .]about addressing the possible fallout from the current foreclosure crisis. By now their management teams should have told them the SEC is gently...

Kevin M. LaCroix
Subprime Securities Suit Against Toll Brothers Settles for $25 Million

In a resolution of one of the longest running subprime-related securities class action lawsuits, the parties to the Toll Brothers subprime securities suit have agreed to settle the case for $25 million. The parties' stipulation of settlement filed...

Doug Cornelius
Proposed Rules for Implementing the Whistleblower Provisions From Dodd-Frank

The SEC has released the text of its proposed new rules for implementing the whistleblower provisions of Section 21F of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934: Release No. 34-63237 . In fashioning these proposed rules, the Commission has considered...

Kevin M. LaCroix
The Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Provisions: Some Other Things to Worry About

Among the many innovations introduced in the massive Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act enacted this past July are the new whistleblower provisions, designed to encourage employees and others to report securities law violations...