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By Securities Docket on May 29, 2019, 8:59 am
An extensive literature addresses the substance of insider trading law. For example, should new techniques of high frequency trading be penalized as a species of “insider trading 2.0?” Should all insider trading be decriminalized? Far less attention has been devoted to the domain of insider trading law. Insider trading law applies to stock, but does […]
By Securities Docket on May 29, 2019, 8:20 am
A common complaint about insider trading law is that there is no statute that expressly sets forth the requirements to prove insider trading. That can make it difficult to determine whether a violation has occurred. The House Financial Services Committee is seeking to remedy that. It recently passed a bill that would — for the […]
By Securities Docket on May 29, 2019, 8:19 am
The SEC has been shaping the future of crypto behind the scenes with settlements that set a dangerous precedent and stifle innovation. Kin is unwilling to let that happen and is setting aside $5MM with Coinbase to take them on in court. But with the future of crypto on the line, $5MM might not be […]
By Securities Docket on May 29, 2019, 8:11 am
Yahoo Japan has tipped its hand to the upcoming launch of Taotao, its cryptocurrency trading platform. YJFX, Yahoo Japan’s foreign exchange (forex) platform, acquired a 40% share in Taotao, which was previously dubbed BitARG, in early 2018. Since making this acquisition, they have moved to set BitARG up as a Yahoo Japan branded subsidiary. The […]
By Securities Docket on May 29, 2019, 8:09 am
These are the show notes for an episode of the Unchained podcast featuring Ted Livingston of Kik and the Kin Foundation and Patrick Gibbs of Cooley…. The Kin Foundation is launching an initiative called DefendCrypto.org with $5 million in order to fund a potential court battle with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the founder Ted Livingston announced on my […]
By Securities Docket on May 29, 2019, 7:53 am
“Had the SEC really wanted to make the markets safer, they would publish bright line guidelines,” Cuban said in the new interview. “For instance, there’s no specific law on insider trading. There are only legal precedents that have been set as a result of various cases that the SEC has brought … If you’re just […]
By Securities Docket on May 29, 2019, 7:52 am
Eike Batista, once the richest man in Brazil, has been fined around $134 million for insider trading, the securities commission said Monday, as the ex-billionaire remains under house arrest pending an appeal against a 30-year jail sentence. Apart from the fine, the 62-year-old also was banned for seven years from running a publicly traded company. […]
By Securities Docket on May 29, 2019, 7:40 am
Schneider previously served as the associate regional director in the office under prior director Jina Choi. Choi, who left the director’s post last year, has since joined Morrison & Foerster as a partner. via SEC Taps Veteran Enforcement Lawyer to Head San Francisco Regional Office | The Recorder.
By Securities Docket on May 29, 2019, 7:39 am
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Erin E. Schneider has been named Director of the San Francisco Regional Office. Ms. Schneider joined the SEC staff in 2005 as a staff attorney in the San Francisco office. She was promoted to Assistant Regional Director of the Enforcement Division’s Asset Management Unit in 2012 and […]
By Securities Docket on May 29, 2019, 7:13 am
Loretta Lynch, who served as U.S. attorney general during the last two years of the Obama administration, has moved to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, the firm announced Tuesday. via Ex-Attorney General Loretta Lynch Joins Paul Weiss | The American Lawyer.