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SEC Prevails In Lawsuit Challenging Conflict Mineral Rules
Posted on 22 Aug 2013 by Thomas O. Gorman

The Commission prevailed in a dispute challenging its conflict minerals rules brought by business groups, a seemingly rare event in view of recent rulings against the agency by the D.C. Circuit on such issues. The rules were those enacted under Section... Read More

Former Galleon Chief Ordered To Pay SEC Record $92.8 Million Penalty
Posted on 9 Nov 2011 by Timothy Raub

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) A federal judge in New York on Nov. 8 ordered former Galleon Management Co. General Partner Raj Rajaratnam to pay a nearly $93 million civil penalty to the Securities and Exchange Commission for his role in a massive insider... Read More

The Week In Securities Litigation: SEC Brings Another Insider Trading Action
Posted on 27 Jul 2012 by Thomas O. Gorman

SEC enforcement brought another insider trading action this week in addition to a case alleging a manipulation, one claiming violations of Regulation M, Rule 105 and one alleging a failure to supervise. The Manhattan U.S. Attorney's Office secured... Read More

The Week In Securities Litigation: Insider Trading, Dodd-Frank Asset Valuations, Old Scandals Dominate
Posted on 20 Jan 2012 by Thomas O. Gorman

Insider trading, implementing Dodd-Frank, asset valuations and old scandals dominated the securities enforcement litigation this week. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan and the SEC brought more high profile insider trading cases focused on the... Read More

Surge Of Securities Litigation Against U.S.-Listed Chinese Companies One Of The Most Distinctive U.S. Litigation Trends
Posted on 2 Aug 2011 by Kevin LaCroix and Peter Gillon

By Kevin M. LaCroix, Esq., Executive Vice President, OakBridge Insurance Services and Peter M. Gillon, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP One of the most distinctive U.S. litigation trends over the last twelve months has been the surge of... Read More

This Week In Securities Litigation (December 17, 2010)
Posted on 17 Dec 2010 by Thomas O. Gorman

The insider trading investigation being conducted by the Manhattan U.S. Attorney's Office again dominated events as the week ended. The inquiry spawned more charges and more guilty pleas and promises additional cases in the future. The Commission... Read More

Word Of The Year For Securities Litigation: 'Whistleblower'
Posted on 24 May 2011 by Kevin M. LaCroix

A number of different organizations generate annual publicity for themselves by designating a word (or words) of the year . We are not yet half way through 2011 but I am already prepared to propose my own candidate for this year's word of the year... Read More

The Week In Securities Litigation: Canellos, Burger Appointed; Peregrine Founder Sentenced
Posted on 3 Feb 2013 by Thomas O. Gorman

George Canellos and David Burger were appointed, respectively, the Acting Director and Acting Deputy Director of the SEC's Division of Enforcement this week. The Division brought two insider trading cases this week as well as a case alleging fraudulent... Read More

The Week In Securities Litigation: 2 High Profile Enforcement Insider Trading Cases In The News
Posted on 9 Mar 2013 by Thomas O. Gorman

In Congress this week, a bipartisan bill was introduced to roll back part of the Dodd-Frank legislation related to swaps. It would expanded the swaps trading permitted by federally insured banks. Two high profile enforcement insider trading actions were... Read More

The Week In Securities Litigation: Securities Enforcement Focus Continues To Be SAC Capital
Posted on 24 May 2013 by Thomas O. Gorman

The focus this week in securities enforcement continues to be SAC Capital. The firm's owner received a grand jury subpoena in the on-going criminal and civil insider trading investigations being conducted by the Manhattan U.S. Attorney's Office... Read More

E*TRADE Announces $79 Million Settlement Of Subprime Claims In Securities Lawsuit
Posted on 23 Dec 2011 by Timothy Raub

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) E*TRADE Financial Corp. has agreed to a $79 million settlement with investors to settle claims that it misrepresented the risk associated with its investment in subprime mortgage-backed securities in violation of federal securities... Read More

The Week in Securities Litigation: Criminal Charges Filed For Financial Fraud, SEC Actions
Posted on 1 Oct 2011 by Thomas O. Gorman

Current market volatility was addressed this week when the Commission announced that the exchanges and FINRA would be filing updated circuit breaker rules. In addition, the staff issued an Alert regarding the use of sub-accounts in market manipulations... Read More

The Week In Securities Litigation: SEC Begins Trial In Action Against Former Goldman Sachs Employe´╗┐e
Posted on 19 Jul 2013 by Thomas O. Gorman

The Commission began trial in its action against former Goldman Sachs employee Fabrice Tourre. The case centers on the market crisis action the SEC previously resolved with his former employer. The stakes are high in this case with significant media coverage... Read More