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SEC brings enforcement actions against two audit committee chairs

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • USA
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  • April 15 2014

During March, the SEC brought enforcement actions against the audit committee chairs of two public companies -- AgFeed Industries and L&L Energy. Both

SEC renews its enforcement focuswith vigoron accounting issues

  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 26 2014

In the wake of Mary Jo White's appointment as the new Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the SEC's Division of Enforcement has sought

SEC charges KPMG with auditor independence violations

  • Cooley LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 27 2014

The SEC has charged KPMG with violating the auditor independence rules. The investigation found that KPMG provided prohibited non-audit services

SEC's new focus on accounting fraud raises risks for public companies

  • Faegre Baker Daniels
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  • USA
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  • November 1 2013

The SEC is ramping up its enforcement efforts regarding accounting and disclosure fraud. On July 2, 2013, the agency announced its creation of a

SEC finally proposes crowdfunding rules

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • October 25 2013

On Wednesday, October 23, the SEC, at long last, formally proposed rules which would allow companies to offer and sell securities through

Are directors on the hook when internal FCPA controls fail?

  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 11 2013

Directors, in addition to executives, soon may be targets of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement actions for failing to make a good

SEC sends a clear message to board members

  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
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  • USA
  • -
  • October 10 2013

The SEC recently fined and has also petitioned for multi-million US dollar sanctions in cases involving negligence in supervision. On 17 July 2013

International Regulatory Update 23-27 September 2013

  • Clifford Chance LLP
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  • Australia, China, European Union, Germany, Global, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom, USA
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  • October 1 2013

The UK government has launched a legal challenge with the European Courts of Justice (ECJ) on the remuneration provisions under the Capital

The SEC’s operation broken gate: holding gatekeepers responsible

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • September 30 2013

Operation Broken Gate is the SEC's effort to hold gatekeepers accountable. In announcing the initiative, the agency filed three actions involving

Accounting fraud verdict is partially affirmed

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 5 2013

On July 29th, the Eighth Circuit affirmed, in part, a jury's accounting fraud verdict in the SEC's enforcement action against former infoUSA CFO