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Investing in Bitcoin? Think twice says the SEC

USA - May 8 2014 Bitcoin has been in the news a lot recently and most of the news has been bad, including news of the bankruptcy of Mt. Gox, formerly one of the…

Have you been a “bad actor”? Maybe you should just beg for forgiveness.

USA - April 4 2014 Rule 506 under the Securities Act of 1933 is the most widely used exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act. The exemption…

SEC Division of Trading and Markets issues a no action letter regarding M&A brokers

USA - March 4 2014 Business brokers vary greatly in terms of size, services provided and types of business they target as clients. Generally, the more sophisticated and…

NASDAQ amended its independence standards for compensation committee members

USA - January 15 2014 On December 11, 2013, the SEC published a notice of filing and immediate effectiveness of the proposed rule change related to the independence of…

Yelena M. Barychev, Francis E. Dehel, Melissa Palat Murawsky

SEC guidance on “bad actor” disqualifications from Rule 506 offerings

USA - January 15 2014 On December 4, 2013 and January 3, 2014, the SEC issued new Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (C&DIs) clarifying the application of the "bad…

Yelena M. Barychev, Francis E. Dehel, Melissa Palat Murawsky