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CFTC Initiates Project KISS

Derivatives In remarks at a conference, CFTC Acting Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo announced the CFTC’s intent to comply with an Executive Order which requires each agency to designate a Regulatory Reform Officer and establish a Regulatory Reform Task Force. Chairman Giancarlo noted that the CFTC’s initiative was named Project KISS, standing for Keep It Simple Stupid.  […] Read more →

by   |   March 31, 2017

Press Releases Sink Private Offering

Litigation, Public Companies and Securities The opinion of the SEC in KCD Financial Inc. upholds a FINRA disciplinary action against a FINRA member broker-dealer that sold securities in a private placement when no exemption... Read more →

by   |   March 29, 2017

SEC Denies Listing of another Bitcoin Fund; Petition for Review Filed for Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust

Uncategorized The SEC has denied a proposed rule change by NYSE Arca to permit the listing and trading of shares of the SolidX Bitcoin Trust. The reasons were substantially similar to the... Read more →

by   |   March 28, 2017

Sears and the Going Concern Footnote

Public Companies and Securities Traditionally, there has been no guidance in US GAAP about management’s responsibility to evaluate whether there is substantial doubt about an entity’s ability to continue as... Read more →

by   |   March 22, 2017

Regulation A+ Issuer Aims for NYSE MKT Listing

Public Companies and Securities Myomo, Inc. has had an offering statement qualified by the SEC in which it discloses an intent to apply to list its common stock on the NYSE MKT LLC. The offering seeks to raise... Read more →

by   |   March 21, 2017

Proposed Judgment in Conflict Minerals Case

Trump, Uncategorized Update:  You can find the final judgment here. Pursuant to a court order, the parties to the conflict minerals case have filed a proposed judgment after they advised the court... Read more →

by   |   March 20, 2017

Justice Department Tells Court CFPB is Unconstitutional

CFPB The Department of Justice has filed an amicus brief in the case of PHH Corp. v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau pending before the United States Court of Appeals for the... Read more →

by   |   March 18, 2017

Trump’s Budget Blueprint Sets Regulatory Posture

Trump The Trump administration has published its budgetary Blueprint. The Blueprint notes the 2018 Budget is being unveiled sequentially in that the Blueprint provides details only on... Read more →

by   |   March 16, 2017

Legislative Proposal Addresses Use of Blockchain Technology by Delaware Corporations

Blockchain Technology The Corporate Council of The Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association has prepared proposed amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law to facilitate... Read more →

by   |   March 15, 2017