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CFTC Case Updates: Settlement Highlights Agency’s New Premium on Cooperation; 7th Circuit Upholds Criminal Spoofing Conviction

USA - August 15 2017 On August 7, 2017, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) announced a settlement for a civil penalty of $600,000 with the Bank...

Trevor A. Levine, Jonathan Marcus, Chad E. Silverman, Theodore M. Kneller, Mark D. Young.


Supreme Court Applies Statute of Limitations to SEC Disgorgement Orders

USA - June 7 2017 In a unanimous decision issued on June 5, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Kokesh v. SEC, 581 U.S. ___, held that disgorgement in securities...

Joshua A. Ellis, Colleen P. Mahoney, Andrew M. Lawrence, Charles F. Walker, Erich T. Schwartz, Cory C. Black.


CFTC's Enforcement Division Issues New Advisories on Cooperation

USA - February 7 2017 On January 19, 2017, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) Division of Enforcement issued two new enforcement advisories outlining...

Chad E. Silverman, Theodore M. Kneller, Gary A. Rubin, Mark D. Young.


A Trump-Appointed AG May Not Translate to Less Aggressive Enforcement

USA - January 28 2017 Forecasting the enforcement priorities of the Department of Justice (DOJ) under the Trump administration is difficult at best. Previous statements...

Jocelyn E. Strauber, Eli S. Rubin, Gary DiBianco.


DOJ Updates Leniency Program FAQs

USA - January 27 2017 The Department of Justice (DOJ or Department) released updated guidance on the Antitrust Division's Leniency Program, on January 17, 2017.1 The...

Tiffany Rider, Warren Feldman, Steven C. Sunshine.