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SEC Scrutinizes Sale Of Mortgage Interests Among Affiliated Funds
The sale of mortgage assets between investment vehicles managed by the same adviser has come under scrutiny by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").
United States
15 Apr 2019
New York Judge Finds $600M Opioid Surcharge Unconstitutional
In December 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that New York's $600 million fee on the sale of opioids into the state unconstitutionally prohibits pharmaceutical companies from passing the cost onto consumers.
United States
10 Jan 2019
Screaming Into A Pit: CFTC Gets Empty Response To Market Manipulation Claims
In an opinion released on November 30, 2018, federal Circuit Judge Richard Sullivan dismissed a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
United States
13 Dec 2018
Notable September Developments In The Cryptocurrency Space
Notably, the order contained no analysis explaining the basis for the SEC's conclusion that the tokens were securities.
United States
1 Oct 2018
Massachusetts Crackdown Reflects Increased State Regulation Of ICOs
On March 27, 2018, the top securities regulator in Massachusetts issued consent orders halting five initial coin offerings — including projects that sought to raise capital to assist families...
United States
17 Apr 2018
A Broad Regulatory Push To Rein In Burgeoning ICO Market
ICOs are an innovative financing tool through which companies can fund projects by utilizing the distributed ledger technology, or blockchain, that underpins cryptocurrencies
United States
8 Mar 2018
CFTC Reasserts Its Role In Virtual Currency Regulation With Enforcement Actions And Joint Statement With SEC
The next day, shortly after announcing the charges publicly, the CFTC released a statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)...
United States
7 Feb 2018
Congress Introduces Bill To Expand CFIUS's Review Authority
CFIUS was established by President Gerald Ford in 1975 to monitor foreign direct investment in the United States.
United States
15 Nov 2017
DOJ Issues Guidance On Individual Accountability For Corporate Misconduct
Under this new guidance, corporations have an enhanced responsibility to provide information to DOJ about individual misconduct in order to be eligible to receive credit for cooperating with a DOJ investigation.
United States
14 Sep 2015
Sentencing Guidelines For Insider Trading: Recent Amendments Create Greater Disparity
When it passed the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, Congress created the United States Sentencing Commission and envisioned that it would issue sentencing guidelines designed to ‘‘avoid[] unwarranted sentencing disparities.’
United States
6 Dec 2013
Government Enforcement Attorneys Analyze Amendments To Insider Trading Sentencing Guidelines And Appropriate Compliance
Government enforcement partners Chris Conniff (New York) and Jim Dowden (Boston), and securities litigation associate Brendon Carrington have written "Insider Trading Sentences Get Extra Bite" for the May 7 issue of Compliance Reporter.
United States
4 Dec 2012
Out of Bounds: How to Minimize the Negative Impact of Off-Field Activity
There was a time when news about professional athletes related only to on-field activities. However, athletes today increasingly are making headlines off the field as well.
United States
13 Dec 2010
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