Daily Archives: May 11, 2015, 7:39 pm

Congress Tells Court That Congress Can’t Be Investigated for Insider Trading – The Intercept

In a little-noticed brief filed last summer, lawyers for the House of Representatives claimed that an SEC investigation of congressional insider trading should be blocked on principle, because lawmakers and their staff are constitutionally protected from such inquiries given the nature of their work. via Congress Tells Court That Congress Can’t Be Investigated for Insider Trading – The Intercept

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Has the SEC Become the “Whistleblower’s Advocate”? | The National Law Review

On April 30, US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or the Commission) Chair Mary Jo White spoke at the annual Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Institute at Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago. Her focus was the remarkable growth and importance of the Commission’s whistleblower program. White noted that since the Dodd-Frank Act established the program in 2010,…

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Choosing the Battlefield in S.E.C. Cases – NYTimes.com

Unfortunately, the considerations outlined by the S.E.C. provide scant concrete information about which forum will decide the case. Indeed, the guidance may cause even greater consternation among defense lawyers who see the agency sending the toughest cases to its own judges to develop the law as it prefers rather than using federal district judges, who may be less amenable to…

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