Monthly Archives: December 2008

Vote: Will Madoff Disclose Assets Today or Assert Fifth Amendment?

Today, New Year’s Eve, is the deadline imposed by Judge Louis Stanton for Bernard Madoff to produce to the SEC a complete written account of all his assets held for his “direct or indirect benefit,” with descriptions of “the source, amount, disposition and current location of each.”  Although Madoff’s own lawyers have publicly stated that Madoff intends to file the…

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January 14 Webcast on Madoff Litigation: Can the Lost Billions be Recovered? How?

On January 14, NERA Economic Consulting is sponsoring a Securities Docket webcast that will address the key legal and economic questions arising from Bernard Madoff’s alleged $50 billion scheme. Please join panelists Gerald Silk of Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman LLP; Brad Freidman of Milberg LLP; and Dr. Fred Dunbar of NERA Economic Consulting as they address these issues in a free, one-hour webcast.

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Securities Docket News Wire for Dec. 30, 2008

Fortune’s 21 Dumbest Moments in Business 2008: #17–“SEC’s Madoff Miss” http://is.gd/edEY # Susan Markel, Chief Accountant for Enforcement Division, to Leave SEC After 14 Years of Service. http://is.gd/ecWh # Invitation to Free January 6 Webcast: 2008 Year in Review–Securities Litigation and Enforcement. http://is.gd/8kWS # Hedge funds bracing for raft of more stringent requirements and regulatory scrutiny following alleged fraud by…

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US Attorney Richard Roper Joins Thompson & Knight

Richard Roper, U.S. Attorney for the N. D. Tex., has resigned and will join law firm Thompson & Knight’s as a partner in its Fort Worth and Dallas offices.  The Star-Telegram reports that Roper will handle white-collar fraud and corporate investigation matters for the Dallas-based law firm, which has about 400 attorneys. Roper has served as U.S. Attorney since 2004,…

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SEC Enforcement Chief Accountant Susan Markel Leaving SEC for AlixPartners in January

The SEC announced today that Susan G. Markel, Chief Accountant for the Division of Enforcement, will leave the agency in January to become a Managing Director in the Corporate Investigations practice of AlixPartners LLP, a global business advisory firm. Ms. Markel joined the SEC staff in 1994 as a Staff Accountant in the Division of Enforcement. She became an Associate…

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Australia’s ANZ Banking Group Labels US Class Action Against it “Strange” and “Without Foundation”

Australia-based ANZ Banking Group Ltd said Tuesday that a class action filed against it by US law firm Vianale & Vianale in the SDNY over certain disclosures is “starnge” and “without foundation,” The Age reports. The lawsuit was filed on Monday alleging that ANZ violated US securities laws by failing to adequately disclose the range of risks arising from its…

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