This recent Wall Street Journal article highlighted how the SEC’s win rate at trials has slipped. According to the article:
“[The SEC has] won 55% of its trials since October , a sharp drop after three consecutive years when it prevailed more than 75% of the time.”
There has never been an SEC Foreign Corrupt Practices Act trial, but the above percentages are downright stellar when one considers that the SEC has never prevailed in an FCPA enforcement action when put to its ultimate burden of proof.
‘Enforcement 40’ for 2020
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