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By Securities Docket on January 30, 2014, 8:36 am
Before David Meister was butting heads with Wall Street’s top defense lawyers, he was one of them. And now, after spending nearly three years as a federal regulator, Mr. Meister is returning to his defense lawyer past. Mr. Meister, who left Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom to run the enforcement unit of the Commodity Futures […]
By Securities Docket on January 29, 2014, 10:44 am
As head of the division, Ceresney sets the agenda for his unit as it pivots away from handling financial crisis cases, and strives to meet White’s promise of a “bold and unrelenting” crackdown on Wall Street abuses. He gets first crack at deciding which cases to bring, when to settle and under what terms. Here’s […]
By Securities Docket on January 29, 2014, 8:55 am
Get caught up with the Securities Docket News Wire for January 28, 2014.
By Securities Docket on January 29, 2014, 8:13 am
One of the newest members of the Securities and Exchange Commission blasted a panel of top financial regulators Monday for encroaching on the agency’s turf — and rebuffing him when he tried to get a seat at the table. In one of his first public speeches since joining the SEC in August, Republican Commissioner Michael […]
By Securities Docket on January 29, 2014, 7:09 am
Ben Lawsky, New York’s top financial watchdog, told a panel of high-profile tech investors on Tuesday that he’s moving full steam ahead with plans to regulate crypto currencies like bitcoin amid concerns that the cyber cash has become the money of choice for criminals. via NY clamping down on bitcoin — New York Post
By Securities Docket on January 29, 2014, 7:06 am
The provocative theory is that the big banks have not paid enough in recent legal settlements to make amends for their role in stoking the subprime housing boom and bust. Hedge funds, contending that the banks have so far underpaid, have bought subprime mortgage-backed bonds, which they hope will rise in value. That would happen […]
By Securities Docket on January 28, 2014, 10:02 pm
In a speech delivered yesterday at the 41st Annual Securities Regulation Institute in Coronado, California, SEC Chair Mary Jo White announced that a “revolutionary” new tool for identifying insider trading by investment firms will be rolled out in 2014. via SEC’s ‘NEAT’ Tool Sifts Massive Quantities of Trade Data to Flag Insider Trading – Compliance Week
By Securities Docket on January 28, 2014, 8:55 am
Get caught up with the Securities Docket News Wire for January 27, 2014.
By Securities Docket on January 27, 2014, 3:04 pm
Morrison & Foerster announced today that Charles Duross will join the firm’s Litigation Department as a partner and will head its global anti-corruption practice, resident in the Washington, D.C. office, effective February 17, 2014. As the head of DOJ’s FCPA Unit, Mr. Duross was in charge of all of DOJ’s FCPA investigations, prosecutions and resolutions […]