Daily Archives: April 20, 2009, 10:00 pm

Securities Docket News Wire for April 20, 2009

Judge blocks attempt to force Madoff into bankruptcy, finds probable cause his assets should go to government. http://bit.ly/J1rTj #sdx # Beginning April 21: Three Excellent Upcoming Webcasts on SEC Enforcement Issues. http://bit.ly/6uYGG #sdx # Honk Kong: Securities Regulators Obtain Prison Sentence in a Second Case for Insider Trading. http://bit.ly/pdJz5 #sdx # SEC: Enforcement Headcount “Well Down,” Waiting on Budget Approval.…

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Three Excellent Upcoming Webcasts on SEC Enforcement Issues

Over the next three weeks (starting tomorrow, April 21), Securities Docket has three terrific webcasts lined up on different aspects of SEC Enforcement. The webcasts will feature current and former leaders of the SEC’s Enforcement efforts, as well as the DOJ, who will examine the extraordinary changes afoot at the SEC and the impact they are already having and will have on corporations, hedge funds, attorneys, “gatekeepers,” and others in the U.S. and worldwide.

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SEC: Enforcement Headcount “Well Down,” Waiting on Budget Approval

Although the SEC has publicly stated several times recently that it needs additional resources to properly fulfill its mission in the enforcement area, the agency is presently stuck in a holding-pattern until Congress approves its new budget. The Legal Times reports that according to the SEC’s George Curtis, Deputy Director of the Enforcement Division, his division is “well down” in…

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