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SEC Exams Looking for Whistleblower Violations


Broker-Dealer, Employment, Executive Compensation, Investment Advisers, Litigation SEC staff in the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations are examining compliance with key whistleblower provisions arising out of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The staff is examining registered investment advisers and registered broker-dealers, reviewing, among other things, compliance manuals, codes of ethics, employment agreements, and severance agreements to... Read more →

by   |   October 24, 2016

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Bipartisan Members of Congress and NASAA Declare Support for SEC’s Proposed Modernization of Rules to Facilitate Intrastate Crowdfunding Offerings

Broker-Dealer, Crowdfunding On October 7, 2016, a bipartisan contingent of members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the president of the North American Securities Administrator Association (NASAA)... Read more →

by   |   October 19, 2016

CFPB’s Structure Ruled Unconstitutional but it Avoids Being Dismantled

Banking, Broker-Dealer, CFPB, Consumer Protection, Litigation On October 11, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued its highly anticipated opinion in PHH Corp., et al. v. CFPB, holding that the Consumer... Read more →

by   |   October 11, 2016


SEC’s Proposed Rules for Expedited Settlement May Impact Long-Standing Exception for Firm Commitment Offerings

Broker-Dealer, Public Companies and Securities The SEC has agreed to propose rules that would shorten the standard settlement cycle for most broker-dealer transactions from three business days after the trade date (also known... Read more →

by   |   September 29, 2016