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Futures trader charged with stealing proprietary trading code from former trading firm
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2014

David Newman was indicted by a federal grand jury in Chicago for stealing trading strategy computer code from an unnamed Chicago-based high-speed

General counsel update September 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Russia, United Kingdom, USA, Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong
  • September 29 2014

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Court's new rules come into force on 1 October 2014 and are to apply to any arbitration

Expect focus - volume III, Summer 2014
  • Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
  • USA
  • September 16 2014

EXPECTFOCUS is a quarterly review of developments in the insurance and financial services industry, provided on a complimentary basis to clients and

CFTC issues first whistleblower award
  • Jenner & Block
  • USA
  • August 7 2014

On May 20, 2014, the CFTC announced that it will make its first award under the Commission's Whistleblower Program, created in 2010. The

Recent cases - May 2014
  • Burr & Forman LLP
  • USA
  • May 28 2014

Plaintiffs filed suit against Grand Bank for Savings, FSB (“Grand Bank”) alleging violations of the Home Ownership Equity Protection Act (“HOEPA”

President asks US DOL to strengthen overtime regulations
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • March 13 2014

In a move that could have a long lasting impacts on employers large and small, President Barack Obama announced today that he intends to ask the

Audit Committee and Auditor Oversight update
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • October 28 2013

This Update summarizes recent developments relating to public company Audit Committees and their oversight of financial reporting and of the

Lie to protect yourself or your employer in CFTC investigations and you will be punished
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • October 8 2013

Section 753 of the Dodd-Frank Act added a new section to the Commodity Exchange Act to make it unlawful "for any person to make any false or

Futures trader allegedly hid $8.3 billion position
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • November 12 2012

On November 8th, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the "CFTC") filed an enforcement action charging Matthew Marshall Taylor with defrauding his employer, a futures commission merchant, by intentionally concealing the true size, as well as the risk and potential profits or losses associated with the S&P 500 e-mini futures contracts position in a firm account traded by Taylor

Financial services legislative and regulatory update - June 25, 2012
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, Global, USA
  • June 25 2012

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