The swagger is back according to SEC enforcement officials. Presumably that comment is meant to say that an enforcement program which once was viewed as among the best in government has returned to that rarified echelon. To be sure there is a lot of positive buzz about the program. New Chair Mary Joe White has in recent weeks addressed enforcement priorities (here), market structure (here) and last week what might be called enforcement omnipresence. But the swagger? Consider Ms. White’s most recent remarks at the Securities Enforcement Forum, Washington, D.C.
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