Daily Archives: February 23, 2016, 11:53 am

Mixed Enforcement Messages (and What’s in a Name?) | PCGC

Ms. Mehraban’s statements do little to lessen the concerns of directors and other “gatekeepers” over the SEC’s recent emphasis on bringing enforcement actions against individuals. Enforcement decisions still depend on whether the staff believes gatekeepers have behaved “unreasonably” or failed to be sufficiently proactive in the face of red flags. This is particularly alarming in the context of cybersecurity, which…

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Judge Scheindlin Approves Class Certification in Barclays High-Frequency Trading Securities Fraud Action | Class Action Lawsuit Defense

U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin of the Southern District of New York recently certified a class in Strougo v. Barclays PLC, 14 Civ. 5797 (SAS), (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 2, 2016), a high-profile securities class action based on the “price maintenance” theory. The plaintiffs alleged that Barclays made false or misleading statements by overstating the transparency and safety of Barclay’s “Liquidity Cross,”…

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Senior SEC Official Calls Claims of Advantage at In-House Tribunal ‘Garbage’ – WSJ

A senior Securities and Exchange Commission official Friday hit back at suggestions the agency is gaining an unfair edge over defendants by sending more cases to its in-house judges, rather than to federal court. Matthew Solomon, head of the SEC’s trials unit, said claims that the agency enjoyed a home-court advantage at its in-house tribunal are “garbage.” via Senior SEC Official Calls…

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