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Supreme Court Affirms Insider Trading Ruling in Salman v. United States

USA - December 7 2016 In a much-anticipated decision in Salman v. United States, No. 15-628 (U.S. Dec. 6, 2016), the Supreme Court yesterday upheld the Ninth Circuit's…

Daniel A. McLaughlin, Ashley C. Pfeiffer, Barry W. Rashkover

SEC publishes JOBS Act FAQs on research analysts and underwriters

USA - August 29 2012 The staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission recently issued responses to fourteen Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) concerning provisions in the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (“JOBS Act”) that relate to research analyst communications and reports.

James Brigagliano, Barbara J. Endres, David M. Katz, Katie Klaben

The Einhorn/GreenLight insider dealing case – EU/US differences highlighted

United Kingdom - February 17 2012 On 25 January 2012, the UK Financial Services Authority (the “FSA”) announced its decision to fine David Einhorn and his firm Greenlight Capital, Inc. (“Greenlight”) for insider dealing (together, the “Einhorn Decision”) a total of £7.2 million.

Kevin J. Campion, John M. Casanova, Anna Maleva-Otto, Leonard Ng, Rachpal K. Thind

The proposed United States Covered Bond Act of 2010

USA - March 26 2010 On March 18, 2010 Representative Scott Garrett (R-NJ) introduced into the United States House of Representatives the proposed United States Covered Bond Act of 2010.

Michael Durrer, Theresa Kradjian, Daniel M. Rossner

SEC proposes VWAP exception and other amendments to issuer repurchase safe harbor

USA - February 1 2010 The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently proposed amendments to Rule 10b-18 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), which provides issuers and their affiliated purchasers with a limited safe harbor from manipulation liability under Sections 9(a)(2) and 10(b) of the Exchange Act, and Rule 10b-5 thereunder, if their repurchases of the issuer's common equity securities are made in accordance with the rule's manner, time, price and volume conditions.

Barbara J. Endres