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GAO Says Commerce Department Has Not Complied With Conflict Minerals Obligations

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Public Companies and Securities The Government Accountability Office, or GAO, has issued a report noting the SEC  issued a rule in 2012 requiring certain companies to disclose the source and chain of custody of necessary conflict minerals in their products.  However, the report notes the Department of Commerce has not yet compiled a list of all conflict minerals processing […] Read more →

by   |   July 3, 2014


Verifying Accredited Investors in Public Rule 506 Offerings: SIFMA Guidance

Broker-Dealer, Investment Advisers, Private Equity, Public Companies and Securities On June 23, 2014, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) published a memo outlining several specific methods for verifying accredited investor status... Read more →

by   |   June 28, 2014


SEC: Don’t Ignore the Habitually Wrong Whistleblower

Broker-Dealer, Employment, Investment Advisers, Litigation, Municipal Advisors, Private Equity, Public Companies and Securities SEC Chair Mary Jo White recently gave a speech on a number of important matters, including the role of directors as gatekeepers, her views of self-reporting of violations and the... Read more →

by   |   June 24, 2014


SEC Orders Exchanges and FINRA to Submit Tick Size Pilot Program

Broker-Dealer, Public Companies and Securities The SEC has ordered registered securities exchanges and FINRA to submit a tick size pilot program within 60 days.  The order specifies that the control group will be quoted at... Read more →

by   |   June 24, 2014