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Investor's Watchdog Pat Huddleston Joins Page Perry
Posted on 7 Feb 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ATLANTA - Pat Huddleston, the driving force behind Investor's Watchdog LLC and the author of The Vigilant Investor , joined the Atlanta-based law firm of Page Perry LLC as a partner on Nov. 28, 2011. Formerly an SEC enforcement branch chief out of... Read More

Senior SEC Attorney Joins Labaton Sucharow To Launch Whistleblower Practice
Posted on 2 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - Jordan A. Thomas, a 16-year veteran of the federal government, has announced that he has left the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to join Labaton Sucharow LLP and launch its Whistleblower Representation Practice. Labaton Sucharow... Read More

Gibson Dunn Forms Team To Counsel Clients On New Whistleblower Regulations
Posted on 9 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP has formed a multidisciplinary Whistleblower Team to offer experienced, comprehensive counsel on the full range of issues that arise under the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) final whistleblower... Read More

SEC Files 2 More Settled Insider Trading Actions
Posted on 27 Jan 2012 by Thomas O. Gorman

After resolving insider trading charges against Diamondback Capital in the Dell insider trading cases, the Commission filed two more settled insider trading actions. SEC v. Shafer, Civ. Action No. 1:12-CV-00062 (S.D. Ohio Filed Jan. 24, 2012); SEC v.... Read More

The Week In Securities Litigation: Mary Jo White Becomes 31st Chairman Of SEC
Posted on 13 Apr 2013 by Thomas O. Gorman

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... Read More

The Week In Securities Litigation: SEC Files 4 Settled Market Crisis Actions
Posted on 20 Jul 2012 by Thomas O. Gorman

The Commission entered into another deferred prosecution agreement this week while filing four settled market crisis actions. The agency also brought an unusual insider trading case centered on selling shares in a secondary offering and an accounting... Read More

The Week in Securities Litigation: White Testifies At Confirmation Hearing, SEC Brings Another Action
Posted on 18 Mar 2013 by Thomas O. Gorman

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... Read More

Securities Litigation This Week: U.S., UK Courts hand Down Sentences For Securities Fraud
Posted on 26 Aug 2011 by Thomas O. Gorman

The price of gold continues to spiral upward this week while the European banking crisis continued. As the crisis has unfolded European regulators took steps to preclude the short sale of shares in financial institutions. At the same time FINRA issued... Read More

The Week in Securities Litigation: 2 Split Decisions For The SEC, Another Galleon-Related Insider Trading Case Brought
Posted on 18 Feb 2012 by Thomas O. Gorman

Budgets were a key topic this week. The President proposed one which would increase the SEC's funding. The agency also proposed a budget for FY 2013 which would increase the size of the Enforcement Division by adding 191 positions. In Court the... Read More

The Week In Securities Litigation: SEC Focuses On Insider Trading, PCAOB Settles Action, Ashland Rulings
Posted on 5 Aug 2011 by Thomas O. Gorman

The Commission took the unprecedented of dismissing the insider trading action against former Goldman Sach director Rajat Gupta, noting that he challenged the administrative proceeding in district court. The SEC reserved the right to file a federal court... Read More

DLA Piper: Expect Greater SEC Scrutiny Of Activist Hedge Funds That Share Information Or Collaborate In Advance Of Their Trades
Posted on 21 Apr 2014 by DLA Piper

By Perrie Michael Weiner and Patrick Hunnius A recent Wall Street Journal article – “Activist Investors Often Leak Their Plans to a Favored Few” – focused attention on “activist” investors and stock analysts who... Read More

The Week In Securities Litigation: FCPA A Focus, SEC Prevails In Court
Posted on 4 May 2013 by Thomas O. Gorman

The FCPA continued to be a focus this week. Another Alstrom executive was added to a pending criminal prosecution in a superseding indictment charging FCPA violations and money laundering. In court the Commission prevailed in the D.C. Circuit as well... Read More

SEC Reaches Settlement With Pennsylvania City Over Federal Securities Law Violations
Posted on 8 May 2013 by Timothy Raub

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The Securities and Exchange Commission and the City of Harrisburg, Pa., have agreed to a cease-and-desist order preventing the city from continuing its violation of federal securities laws in connection with statements... Read More