The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s San Francisco office is no stranger to high-profile tech cases — with the firestorm swirling around Tesla Inc. just the latest to involve the regional unit.
The office, whose attorneys are said to have made inquiries about the electric-carmaker’s public statements, is at the epicenter of efforts by Wall Street’s main regulator to police Silicon Valley. It’s been engaged in some of the SEC’s most high-profile cases this year including fraud charges against blood testing startup Theranos Inc. and a massive data breach at Yahoo! Inc. (now known as Altaba Inc.).
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