Daily Archives: September 14, 2015, 4:51 pm

The SEC, Second Circuit, and Whistleblowers: Searching For Ambiguity | SEC ACTIONS

The SEC’s interpretation of the Dodd-Frank whistleblower provisions prevailed in a recent Second Circuit decision, creating a circuit split that could be heading for the Supreme Court. Specifically, the Circuit Court deferred to the SEC’s interpretation of the provisions under which whistleblowers are protected from retaliation, finding that even if the whistleblower has not reported to the SEC as required…

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Sentencing the Wolf of Wall Street — White Collar Crime Prof Blog

I have just released a new article discussing the sentencing of Jordan Belfort, better known as the “Wolf of Wall Street.”  I use this case as a mechanism for considering how white collar sentencing has evolved from the 1980s until today.  In particular, the article examines the growth in uncertainty and inconsistency in sentences received by major white collar offenders…

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