Monthly Archives: March 2022

San Francisco Regional Director Erin E. Schneider to Leave Agency

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Erin E. Schneider, the Director of the San Francisco Regional Office since 2019, is leaving the agency after more than 17 years of service. Monique C. Winkler will become the office’s Acting Regional Director when Ms. Schneider departs at the end of this month. Source: SEC.gov | San Francisco Regional Director Erin…

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Former SEC Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel Christian Schultz Joins Arnold & Porter’s Securities Enforcement & Litigation Practice

Arnold & Porter announced today that Christian Schultz has joined the firm’s Securities Enforcement & Litigation practice as a partner, resident in Washington, DC. He has served as Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the last 10 years. Source: Former SEC Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel Christian Schultz Joins Arnold & Porter’s Securities Enforcement…

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SEC Proposes Rules to Enhance and Standardize Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission today proposed rule changes that would require registrants to include certain climate-related disclosures in their registration statements and periodic reports, including information about climate-related risks that are reasonably likely to have a material impact on their business, results of operations, or financial condition, and certain climate-related financial statement metrics in a note to their audited…

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SEC Regional Trial Counsel Amy Jane Longo Joins Ropes & Gray’s Litigation & Enforcement Team as Partner in Los Angeles | Ropes & Gray LLP

Global law firm Ropes & Gray announced today that Amy Jane Longo has joined the firm’s 400-lawyer litigation & enforcement practice as a partner. Amy will be based in Ropes & Gray’s new Los Angeles office. Source: SEC Regional Trial Counsel Amy Jane Longo Joins Ropes & Gray’s Litigation & Enforcement Team as Partner in Los Angeles | Ropes &…

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Coinbase facing massive class action lawsuit over unregulated securities sales – CoinGeek

The suit is brought on behalf of all Coinbase users and complains that the cryptocurrency exchange has been selling securities that are unregistered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), amounting to 15 violations of securities laws, including the requirement for those selling securities to register as an exchange. Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong is also named as a defendant…

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The problems with Biden’s crypto executive order take us back to 2008 | TheHill

But despite its calls for regulation, the president’s order is disappointing in its underlying message. It suggests that the benefits of crypto somehow make incurring its risks worthwhile — this message is why the crypto industry has celebrated the order and may explain why the price of Bitcoin surged after it was issued. President Biden states that “[t]he rise in digital assets creates an…

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AlixPartners welcomes back Matt Jacques | AlixPartners

AlixPartners, the global consulting firm, today announced the return of Matt Jacques as a Managing Director in the firm’s Investigations, Disputes & Risk Practice. Matt brings more than two decades of experience as an auditor, forensic accountant, and regulator. Matt served as the Chief Accountant of the Enforcement Division for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission from October 2018…

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