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John Bevilacqua Joins Fulbright From Merrill Lynch
Posted on 26 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - A securities litigator with experience working in-house for two of the world's largest financial advisors has joined Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.'s global litigation practice as senior counsel. John Bevilacqua comes to Fulbright's... Read More

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

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

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

SEC Enacts New Rule Defining 'Family Offices' Under Dodd-Frank Act
Posted on 23 Jun 2011 by Timothy Raub

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The Securities and Exchange Commission on June 22 approved a new rule pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that defines "family offices" that will be excluded from the Investment... Read More

Williams Mullen: Court Holds Plan Sponsor’s SEC Filings Incorporated By Reference Into Retirement Plan’s Summary Plan Description, Constituted Part Of Plan Fiduciary’s Communications To Participants
Posted on 2 Dec 2013 by Williams Mullen

By Mark S. Thomas and Robert W. Shaw | The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that an ERISA-regulated employee stock-ownership retirement plan’s incorporation by reference of the plan sponsor’s statements to the Securities... 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

Jury: BankAtlantic's Misrepresentations Violated Federal Securities Law
Posted on 19 Nov 2010 by Timothy Raub

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - (Mealey's) A federal jury in Florida handed down a rare verdict in a securities class action lawsuit on Nov. 18, finding subprime lender BankAtlantic Bancorp. Inc. and certain of its executive officers guilty of federal securities... Read More

SEC Settles FCPA Claims With Oil Companies, Global Freight Forwarding Company For $237M
Posted on 8 Nov 2010 by Timothy Raub

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Securities and Exchange Commission has reached an approximately $237 million settlement with six oil service industry companies and global freight forwarding company Panalpina Inc., which are alleged to have bribed foreign officials... Read More

Williams Mullen Alert: For Whom the Whistle Blows: Analysis Of The American Apparel Shareholder Derivative Litigation From A Whistleblower Perspective
Posted on 13 Aug 2012 by Williams Mullen

By Mary Pivec and Igor M. Babichenko I. INTRODUCTION On July 31, 2012, the United States District Court for the Central District of California dismissed without prejudice a shareholder derivative suit against American Apparel and its individual directors... 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

Maxim Announces $173 Million Settlement In Investor Backdating Class Action
Posted on 6 May 2010 by Dylan McGuire

SAN JOSE, Calif. — (Mealey’s) Technology company Maxim Integrated Products Inc. announced May 5 that it has reached an agreement in principle to settle an investor backdating class action in a California federal court for $173 million ( In... Read More