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CFTC Pushes Dodd-Frank Boundaries With Manipulation Case


Derivatives, Energy In the first case of its kind, the CFTC has accused Kraft Food Groups, Inc. and former parent Mondelez Global LLC with manipulation pursuant to Section 6(c)(1) of the Commodities Exchange Act and Regulation 180.1 promulgated thereunder.  Regulation 180.1 makes it unlawful to recklessly employ manipulative devices.  Most would have though enforcement would have been […] Read more →

by   |   April 4, 2015


SEC Finds Confidentiality Agreements Violates Whistleblower Rules

Employment, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities The SEC announced its first enforcement action against a company for using improperly restrictive language in confidentiality agreements with the potential to stifle the... Read more →

by   |   April 1, 2015

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SEC Brings Enforcement Action Related to Perks

Employment, Executive Compensation, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities The SEC charged the former CEO of Silicon Valley-based technology firm Polycom Inc. with using nearly $200,000 in corporate funds for personal perks that were not disclosed to... Read more →

by   |   March 31, 2015


SEC Imposes $6 Million in Penalties for Straw Purchaser Arrangement

Broker-Dealer, Consumer Protection, Investment Advisers On March 26, 2015, the SEC settled charges against 22 parties relating to arrangements by which companies not registered as broker-dealers purchased securities on behalf of Global... Read more →

by   |   March 31, 2015