Daily Archives: April 28, 2009, 10:30 pm

Alan Baron Joins Seyfarth Shaw in D.C.

Alan I. Baron has joined law firm Seyfarth Shaw as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office.  The firm announced today that Baron has joined its Litigation Department.  Baron was previously a partner at Holland & Knight LLP where he was Co-Chair of that firm’s Congressional Investigations Team. Baron concentrates his practice in white collar criminal defense and securities and…

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Securities Docket News Wire for April 28, 2009

SEC Files “Mortgage Meltdown” Cases Against American Home Mortgage Execs. http://bit.ly/E5lJi #sdx # Today’s Webcast (4/28): Materials Available Here for “Inside the SEC Enforcement Division:Important Changes Ahead” http://bit.ly/1a3Bvy #sdx # Fortis AGM in chaos as shareholders revolt, meeting suspended twice after shoes and coins thrown at Chairman. http://bit.ly/u8gwf #sdx # CBS News Video: Investigators Examining Whether AIG Execs Committed Securities…

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SEC Files “Mortgage Meltdown” Cases Against American Home Mortgage Execs

The SEC announced today that it is has charged two former executives at American Home Mortgage Investment Corp. — CEO Michael Strauss and former CFO Stephen Hozie — with accounting fraud and making false and misleading disclosures to conceal the company’s worsening financial condition in early 2007 as the subprime crisis emerged.  The SEC alleges that Strauss and Hozie fraudulently…

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CBS News Video: Investigators Examining Whether AIG Execs Committed Securities Fraud

CBS News’ Armen Keteyian reports in this video that investigators are now looking at whether Joseph Cassano, the former head of London-based AIG Financial Products, and two of his top deputies, committed securities fraud and other federal crimes. The specific issue is reportedly whether the men “intentionally provided false information about the size of AIG’s loses in the mortgage-backed securities…

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Today’s Webcast (April 28, 2 pm Eastern) — Inside the SEC Enforcement Division: Current and Former SEC and DOJ Prosecutors Discuss Important Changes Ahead

Today, Tuesday, April 28, 2009, KPMG Forensic is sponsoring a webcast entitled “Inside the SEC Enforcement Division: Current and Former SEC and DOJ Prosecutors Discuss Important Changes Ahead” that will feature George Curtis, the Deputy Director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement. Curtis, Pam Parizek of KPMG Forensic, and David Seide of the law firm Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP will lead a discussion on the extraordinary challenges now posed to the financial markets and individual investors, the steps being taken by the SEC’s Division of Enforcement to address them, and the significant impact these changes will have now and in the future.

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