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The blue sky is the limit for securities liability in Washington

USA - August 20 2013 Many state securities laws, known as blue sky laws, are patterned after Section 12(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933. The interpretation of these…

Charles J. Ha, Richard Gallagher.

Where there’s smoke, there’s FIRREA

USA - May 14 2013 Few can ignite a legal firestorm like U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff of the Southern District of New York. Last week, in a mortgage fraud suit…

Frank Scaduto, Lori Lynn Phillips.

The SEC wants to know about your whistleblower policy

USA - December 18 2012 SEC Regional Office Director David Bergers recently emphasized the importance of a company's whistleblower policy when deciding whether to file an enforcement action against a company.

Christin Hill, Stephen Knaster.

Fifth Circuit tells the SEC "time's up"

USA - August 14 2012 In SEC v. Bartek, filed August 7, 2012, the Fifth Circuit held that the discovery rule does not apply to 28 U.S.C. § 2462, the statute of limitations governing penalties in SEC civil enforcement actions, thus affirming a district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of the defendants.

Danielle P. Van Wert, Justin M. Lichterman, Lori Lynn Phillips.