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Court Upholds SEC Conflict Minerals Rule

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Litigation, Public Companies and Securities The United States District Court for the District of Columbia has upheld the SEC’s conflict minerals rule in National Association of Manufacturers et al v. Securities and Exchange Commission.  Points noted by the Court include: There is no statutory support for plaintiffs’ argument that the SEC was required to evaluate whether the conflict minerals rule […] Read more →

by   |   July 24, 2013

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CFTC Seeks Comment on Guidance Concerning Illegal Wash Trades

Derivatives, Energy On July 15, 2013, the CFTC sought comments on a proposed CME Group Market Regulation Advisory (Advisory) providing guidance and answering frequently asked questions on wash... Read more →

by   |   July 21, 2013

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Courts Begin to Split on Whistleblower Protection

Employment, Public Companies and Securities The Fifth Circuit has held in Asadi v. G.E. Energy (USA), LLC that a whistleblower must provide information to the SEC in order to be protected by the Dodd-Frank anti-retaliation... Read more →

by   |   July 20, 2013

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GAO Study Finds Problems With Conflict Free Minerals Sourcing

Public Companies and Securities, Uncategorized The Government Accountability Office, or GAO, has published a study highlighting some issues with conflict-free minerals sourcing.  Agency and industry officials as well as... Read more →

by   |   July 19, 2013