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MSRB Adopts Dealer Role-Switching Prohibition to Eliminate Conflict of Interest in Municipal Securities Underwriting


Municipal Advisors The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, or  MSRB, has adopted a significant rule change to address concerns over conflicts of interest by financial intermediaries in municipal bond underwritings. The change prohibits municipal securities dealers from acting as a financial advisor to a municipal entity on a new bond issue and subsequently acting as an underwriter on […] Read more →

by   |   May 31, 2011

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Public Company Disclosures Regarding “Conflict Minerals” Will Affect Private Companies

Public Companies and Securities The SEC has proposed rules mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act that would require new disclosures by public companies concerning conflict minerals that originated in the Democratic... Read more →

by   |   May 30, 2011

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Issuers Will Face Difficult Judgments Under Reg D Bad Actor Disqualifications

Uncategorized As we have noted, the SEC has proposed rules under Section 926 of the Dodd-Frank Act to disqualify offerings involving felons and other “bad actors” and associated persons ... Read more →

by   |   May 27, 2011


SEC Whistleblower Rules Exclude Certain Company Personnel

Employment, Public Companies and Securities The proposed SEC whistleblower rules excluded certain company personnel from making whistleblower claims.  For instance, a person with legal, compliance, audit, supervisory, or... Read more →

by   |   May 26, 2011