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New Securities and Commodities Fraud Section created by Chicago-based US attorney
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2014

Zachary Fardon, the recently appointed US Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, has announced the creation of a new Securities and


A brave new SEC? The SEC rejects proposed settlement with hedge fund Harbinger Capital and its manager Falcone
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2013

In a regulatory filing made on July 19, 2013, Harbinger Group, Inc. (Harbinger Group), a publicly traded investment company, announced that the US


Does precedent or congressional action prevent the Supreme Court from reconsidering the fraud-on-the market doctrine in Halliburton?
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2014

The Supreme Court will grapple with private securities class actions when it hears oral argument tomorrow in Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc


Supreme Court will address “fraud-on-the-market” presumption in securities class actions
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2013

Earlier today, the U.S. Supreme Court granted review in Halliburton Co. v . Erica P. John Fund, No. 13-317, to address an important question


Cosmetics company agrees to pay US$135m to settle FCPA claims
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • May 8 2014

On May 1, 2014, it was announced that Avon Products, Inc., reached a settlement with US regulators over a long-standing federal probe into whether


US Securities and Exchange Commission settles its first whistleblower anti-retaliation case
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2014

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or the Commission) has announced a $2.2 million settlement in the Commission's first whistleblower


Second circuit heightens standard of proof for tippertippee insider trading
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • January 27 2015

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently clarified the elements required to establish insider trading in tippertippee cases by


Sweeping reforms expected to revolutionize Mexico’s energy sector
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Mexico
  • December 18 2013

The Mexican Congress has passed a sweeping energy constitutional reform bill that will open the country's energy sector to competition. The bill


Supreme Court refuses to overturn fraud-on-the-market presumption, but adjusts presumption to allow evidence of absence of “price impact” at class certification stage
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • June 23 2014

The securities class action industry was launched a quarter-century ago when the Supreme Courtrecognized the so-called "fraud-on-the-market"


FCPA update: mid-year 2014
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2014

The first half of 2014 has seen a number of significant developments for enforcement of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and other