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Litigation Section 929P of the Dodd-Frank Act amended, among other things, Section 21B(a) of the Securities Exchange Act to permit the SEC to impose civil monetary penalties in administrative cease-and-desist proceedings before an administrative law judge.  The provision eliminates the need for the SEC to seek a court order imposing civil penalties following the entry of […] Read more →

by   |   March 3, 2011

SEC Settles Clawback Claim With Beazer Homes CEO

Employment, Executive Compensation, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities The SEC has announced a settlement with the chief executive officer of an Atlanta-based homebuilder to recover several million dollars in bonus compensation and stock profits that... Read more →

by   |   March 3, 2011

Court Holds Dodd-Frank Ban on Arbitration of Whistleblower Claims is Retroactive

Employment, Litigation, Uncategorized In Pezza v. Investors Capital Corp., (D. Mass. Civ. Ac. No. 10-10113-DPW), the plaintiff claimed he was wrongfully retaliated against, in violation of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act,... Read more →

by   |   March 3, 2011

First Public Company Receives Benefit of SEC Cooperation Policy—Implications for Whistleblower Claims

Banking, Broker-Dealer, Employment, Insurance, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities The first public company received credit for its cooperation as a result of the SEC’s policy with respect to cooperation in investigations and enforcement actions announced in... Read more →

by   |   December 20, 2010