Daily Archives: February 20, 2009, 11:59 pm

Laura Brevetti Joins K&L Gates in New York

Laura A. Brevetti has joined firm K&L Gates as as a partner in its New York office. The firm announced yesterday that Brevetti has joined it as a member of its regulatory/government enforcement practice, in which she will work closely with K&L Gates’ white collar crime and criminal defense group. Brevetti will focus her practice on representing individuals and corporate…

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Madoff Trustee Says No Securities Purchased for Madoff Customer Accounts in at Least 13 Years

At a hearing for Madoff investors today, Irving Picard, the trustee overseeing the liquidation of Madoff’s assets, stated that there was “no evidence to indicate securities were purchased for customer accounts” in at least 13 years. The AP reports that at the meeting, which was held at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan, David Sheehan, a lawyer working for Picard,…

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Report: SEC Seeking Trading Information from Brokerage Firms on 17 Public Companies

The SEC is reportedly seeking information from brokerage firms about possible insider trading in at least 17 public companies, including IBM, 3M Co., Procter & Gamble, AIG, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Coca-Cola, Dell, the Wendy’s Arby’s Group, National City Corp., Sovereign Bancorp, General Growth Properties, WMS Industries, Alliance Data Systems, Goodrich Petroleum Corp., Allos Therapeutics, JA Solar Holdings Co. Ltd.,…

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Sen. Grassley Pushes SEC to Investigate Allegations of Insider Trading at Lehman Bros.

Sen. Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, has written to the SEC to express concerns about whether it has properly investigated warnings about possible insider trading at Lehman Brothers. The Washington Post reports that since April 2008, a senior Lehman analyst has provided more than 4,000 e-mails and other documents to the SEC,…

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