Daily Archives: April 4, 2020, 10:41 am

Judge Allows Ex-GOP Congressman Convicted for Insider Trading to Delay Prison Time

A former Republican congressman in New York, famously the first member of Congress to endorse Donald Trump for president, will not begin his 26-month prison sentence until at least June. Lawyer for Christopher Collins asked U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick to permit months of delay in incarceration, given the threat of COVID-19. via Judge Allows Ex-GOP Congressman Convicted for Insider…

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COVID-19: Mitigating Enforcement and Litigation Disclosure Risks for Public Companies | Bass Berry & Sims | Securities Law Exchange

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a disclosure nightmare for public companies.  The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has recognized this challenge and, to its credit, has provided relief to public companies by, among other things, extending the deadline for companies to file certain disclosure reports.  Nonetheless, companies are faced with the challenge of crafting disclosures regarding the risks presented by…

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Effects of COVID-19 on SEC Enforcement Program

Of course, the SEC’s enforcement efforts are not unaffected by COVID-19.  The SEC’s cases in active litigation are being impacted by the various court closures and related delays throughout the country.  In addition, like many of us, SEC enforcement staff is working from home and facing significant travel restrictions.  The Co-Directors recently held a virtual town meeting for Division of…

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