The Week in Securities Litigation: President Signs 2 Pieces Of Securities Legislation, Another Clawback Case Brought By SEC

At the start of the second quarter the focus was on the White House where two pieces of securities legislation were signed into law by the President. First, the STOCK Act, prohibiting the already illegal insider trading by Congress was signed. Later in the week the President signed the JOBS Act which...

The Week in Securities Litigation: White Testifies At Confirmation Hearing, SEC Brings Another Action

Mary Jo White, selected by the President as the next Chairman of the SEC, testified in her confirmation hearings before a Senate Committee {last] week. Ms. White promised the Committee that under her the agency would complete rule making for Dodd-Frank and the JOBS Act. The enforcement program would...

The Week In Securities Litigation: Mary Jo White Becomes 31st Chairman Of SEC

Mary Jo White became the thirty-first chairman of the SEC this week. Ms. White take the helm of an agency at a cross-roads. While it has made great strides since the beginning of the financial crisis and a series of scandals many have questioned the vigor of its enforcement program. The agency also faces...

Demo Days, Pitch Events and the New Reg D

by Trent Dykes , Megan Muir and Kiran Lingam I. Introduction / Background With the passage of the JOBS Act, the regulation governing most private securities offerings is undergoing a dramatic makeover. Congress tasked the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with developing new rules allowing...