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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: SAC Capital, Insider Trading And Facebook Dominate
Posted on 6 Apr 2013 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Speculation about SAC Capital and Steve Cohen, insider trading and Facebook dominated securities enforcement litigation this week. Although SAC Capital has tentatively resolved matters for the moment with enforcement officials, a ruling in private litigation... 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: 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

Lessons From 2 SEC Losses In Court
Posted on 19 Jan 2011 by Thomas O. Gorman

Financial fraud and insider trading have long been priorities for SEC enforcement. Years of enforcement experience should give the agency expertise in these matters. That expertise coupled, with a judicious use of prosecutorial discretion, and a recognition... Read More

The Week In Securities Litigation: SEC Targets Chinese Affiliates of Major Audit Firms, Market Professionals
Posted on 7 Dec 2012 by Thomas O. Gorman

Chinese affiliates of major audit firms and market professionals were the focus of securities enforcement litigation this week. Five PRC based affiliates of major international accounting firms were named as Respondents in an administrative proceeding... Read More

The Week In Securities Litigation: SEC, CFTC Chairmen Testify; 2 Sentenced To Long Prison Terms
Posted on 16 Feb 2013 by Thomas O. Gorman

SEC Chairman Elise Walter and CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler testified before a Senate Committee this week, focusing on the implementation of Dodd-Frank. The SEC also approved the budget for the PCAOB. Two former senior executive in the organization of... Read More

The Week In Securities Litigation: Scandal Surfaces Again At The SEC
Posted on 23 Sep 2011 by Thomas O. Gorman

Scandal surfaced again at the SEC this week. The SEC IG referred a matter involving the former general counsel of the agency to the DOJ. The matter centers on conflicts arising out of his handling of the Madoff clawback claims for the Commission. That... Read More

Thomas O. Gorman: This Week In Securities Litigation (April 1, 2011)
Posted on 1 Apr 2011 by Thomas O. Gorman

In the week ending with "April Fools Day," the Commission continued to issue proposed regulations to implement the Dodd-Frank Wall Street and Consumer Protection Act. SEC Enforcement focused on investment fund fraud actions, filing or resolving... Read More

The Week in Securities Litigation: Martoma Enters Not Guilty Plea In Insider Trading Case
Posted on 8 Jan 2013 by Thomas O. Gorman

In this holiday shortened first week of the year, one of the most significant current cases moved forward with the entry of a not guilty plea by Mathew Martoma to insider trading charges. Mr. Martoma is the latest person charged in the on-going insider... Read More

The Week In Securities Litigation: Focus On White Collar Criminal Securities Cases
Posted on 27 Oct 2012 by Thomas O. Gorman

The focus this week was on white collar criminal securities cases. First, Rajat Gjupta, the former Goldman Sachs director convicted of passing confidential information to former hedge fund mogul Raja Rajartnam was sentenced. Second, Mr. Rajartnam's... Read More

The Week In Securities Litigation: SEC Files Several Significant Actions, 2 Against Goldman Sachs
Posted on 28 Sep 2012 by Thomas O. Gorman

As the end of the government fiscal year approaches, the Commission filed several significant actions. Two involved Goldman Sachs and a former employee in a pay-to-play scheme centered on political contributions and business in the municipal markets.... Read More

The Week in Securities Litigation: Rogue Trader, SEC Expands Market Crisis Probe
Posted on 16 Sep 2011 by Thomas O. Gorman

As the week drew to a close reports surfaced of a rogue trader who had run up $2 billion in trading losses at UBS in London while the SEC reportedly is expanding its market crisis probe. At the same time Congress heard testimony from SEC Chairman Mary... Read More