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CFTC Seeks Comment on Guidance Concerning Illegal Wash Trades

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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 trades.  As the name implies, a wash trade is (i) a transaction or series of transactions that produce a wash result, i.e., no bona fide market position, market risk […] Read more →

by   |   July 21, 2013


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

Removal of General Solicitation Requirements Triggers Additional SEC Proposals

Public Companies and Securities The SEC has adopted final rules eliminating the ban on general solicitations in Rule 506 offerings.  As a result of the magnitude of the changes, the SEC has proposed a number of... Read more →

by   |   July 15, 2013