Daily Archives: December 2, 2008, 11:59 pm

Securities Docket News Wire for Dec. 2, 2008

Sam Waksal out of prison, now under home confinement living on upper East Side of Manhattan. http://is.gd/9YDH # Kuwait to establish its first-ever financial markets regulator to stop insider trading, other stock market crimes. http://is.gd/9WIh # Founding Member of CBOE Pleads Guilty to Obstruction of Justice in SEC Probe. http://is.gd/9VT6 # Prof. Adam Pritchard and Securities Class Action Reform: “The…

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Elliot J. Smith, Founding Member of CBOE, Pleads Guilty to Obstruction of Justice in SEC Probe

Elliot Joel Smith, a founding member of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to obstruction of justice in connection with an insider trading investigation by the SEC. Smith entered his plea before U.S. District Judge George B. Daniels in Manhattan, Dow Jones reports. Smith, who is 76 years old, faces up to five years in prison on…

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Prof. Adam Pritchard and Securities Class Action Reform: “The Revolution Has Begun (Maybe)”

University of Michigan Law School Professor Adam Pritchard’s recent proposal to reform securities class actions via shareholder proposal has moved from a purely academic discussion to the real world.  Prof. Pritchard reports today that a shareholder in Alaska Air has submitted a proposal to the company under Rule 14a-8 to amend Alaska Air’s certificate of incorporation to provide for “a…

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Joshua Levine Elected as Partner at Simpson Thacher

Joshua A. Levine has been elected as a partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, the law firm announced today.  Levine, a former AUSA in the Southern District of New York is resident in Simpson Thacher’s New York office and is among five attorneys elected as partners effective January 1, 2009. Levine’s practice focuses on government investigations, regulatory enforcement proceedings, and…

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