CFTC Publishes Enforcement Manual


The CFTC’s Division of Enforcement, or DOE, has published its Enforcement Manual (see the link in the upper corner to download the Manual). This is the first issuance of a public Manual by DOE. The Manual provides an overview of the CFTC and DOE, and it establishes certain general policies... Read More

Topics: Derivatives, Litigation

Does a Requirement to Pay “Target Variable Compensation” Include Equity Awards?


In Batty v. UCAR International Inc. et al the Delaware Court of Chancery considered the terms of a severance agreement.  The agreement, which was entered into in 2000, set the compensation that plaintiff Batty, who was employed by certain of the defendants for 34 years, would receive from the defendants... Read More

Topics: Employment, Executive Compensation, Litigation, M&A, Public Companies and Securities

SEC Brings Actions Against Fifteen Unregistered Brokers for Their Participation in an Illegal Offering of Microcap Securities


The SEC charged fifteen individuals with acting as unregistered brokers or aiding-and-abetting such activity in connection with Intertech Solutions, Inc.’s fraudulent and unregistered securities offerings. The SEC’s complaints allege that the charged individuals were hired by Intertech Solutions to engage in or facilitate cold-call solicitations of hundreds of prospective investors... Read More

Topics: Litigation, Public Companies and Securities