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When Doing the Right Thing Pays Off: The Ted Urban Case
Posted on 13 Sep 2010 by Thomas O. Gorman

Doing the "right thing" can be very difficult. This is particularly true when the world seems to be saying otherwise. Such is the case of Ted Urban, who served for years as the General Counsel of regional broker Ferris Baker Watts, Inc. after... Read More

This Week in Securities Litigation (April 15 , 2011)
Posted on 15 Apr 2011 by Thomas O. Gorman

The market crisis, the FCPA and insider trading were again the key focus this week. On Capitol Hill the Senate Permanent Committee on Investigations issued a lengthy, detailed report regarding the causes of the market crisis. This report builds on... Read More

This Week In Securities Litigation (Week ending July 13, 2012)
Posted on 17 Jul 2012 by Thomas O. Gorman

The Commission approved new rules regarding the much discussed consolidated audit trail this week while continuing to issue rules under Dodd-Frank. Now the exchanges and FINRA will be required to implement the provisions regarding the consolidated audit... Read More

SEC Files Microcap Fraud Action Charging Thirty-Four Defendants
Posted on 15 Jul 2015 by Thomas O. Gorman

Microcap fraud has been a priority for SEC Enforcement at least since the creation of the Microcap Fraud Task Force two years ago. The cases typically focus on market manipulation claims of shell companies and pump-and–dump type schemes. The... Read More

DOJ Charges a Futures Trader With Contributing to the Flash Crash
Posted on 23 Apr 2015 by Thomas O. Gorman

Almost five years ago the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped about 600 points in five minutes, creating chaos in the markets and huge losses for many. The market debacle became known as the flash crash. The causes were investigated and debated. The... Read More

Cadwalader Clients & Friends Memo: The Proposed Revision of the Market Abuse Directive
Posted on 6 Oct 2011 by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

In September 2011, an unofficial draft of the European Commission's (the Commission) proposals for a new market abuse regime covering insider dealing and market manipulation (MAD II), was received by certain market participants. MAD II is intended... Read More