Daily Archives: September 12, 2013, 9:16 am

Don’t Believe The Hype On SEC Statute Of Limitations — FCPA Professor

The SEC is now pushing Congress to double its existing five-year time limit (applicable to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act offenses and many others) to ten years.  Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), a high-ranking member of the Senate Banking Committee, reportedly intends to introduce legislation this fall. But the SEC already has several arrows in its quiver, such as the discovery rule and…

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Better Bounty Hunting: How the SEC’s New Whistleblower Program Changes the Securities Fraud Class Action Debate

The SEC’s new whistleblower bounty program has provoked significant controversy. That controversy has centered on the failure of the implementing rules to make internal reporting through corporate compliance departments a prerequisite to recovery. This Article approaches the new program with a broader lens, examining its impact on the longstanding debate over fraud-on-the-market (FOTM) class actions. The Article demonstrates how the…

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SEC’s Enforcement Unit Changes Tack – The CFO Report – WSJ

Securities regulators are realigning their enforcement units. Andrew Ceresney, the new co-head of enforcement for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, said Wednesday the agency is looking more closely at half a dozen areas, including complex securities, financial reporting fraud, microcap fraud, market structure and implementation of new rules. via SEC’s Enforcement Unit Changes Tack – The CFO Report –…

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