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SEC Names Company, Eight Directors and Officers in Financial Fraud Actions

Since the market crisis enforcement officials have heard repeated calls to prosecute not just companies but high ranking corporate officials. While the Commission brought a series of market crisis actions against firms and individuals, as part of the new “get tough” policy individuals will...

The SEC’s AgFeed Complaint: No Restatement Means No Sarbanes-Oxley Clawback

The Securities and Exchange Commission says it’s stepping up scrutiny of corporate accounting and disclosure fraud. That means going after gatekeepers like auditors, lawyers, and directors under an aptly named initiative Operation Broken Gate . The AgFeed case is the mother lode for an SEC that...

Accounting Cases – An SEC Priority, but the Cases Being Filed Are Class Actions

Accounting and financial fraud cases are an SEC priority. The cases, however, are being brought by the private bar as class actions. The number of accounting class actions filed last year increased by 47% compared to the prior year despite the fact that the number of securities class actions filed was...