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Securities Litigation Update: Federal Courts Allow Section 10(b) Claims Based on Non-Fraudulent “Channel Stuffing” and Hyped COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

USA - January 19 2022 Federal courts closed out 2021 with a flurry of securities decisions in the month of December. In this update, we discuss two decisions involving…

Jason M. Halper, Ellen Holloman, Adam Magid, Jonathan Watkins

New Enforcement Director Outlines Priorities for “Robust” Enforcement at SEC

USA - December 16 2021 On December 15, 2021, the D.C. Bar hosted a one-hour conversation with Gurbir S. Grewal, the SEC’s new enforcement director. Mr. Grewal spoke about…

Wesley Wintermyer

Federal Court Dismisses SEC Insider Trading Case

USA - December 15 2021 In U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Christopher Clark, et al., the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia dismissed an…

Securities Litigation Update: Second Circuit Opines on Pleading Standards and Statutory Standing for Claims Under Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

USA - December 8 2021 On November 24, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a pair of decisions addressing threshold requirements for securities…

Victor Celis, Jason M. Halper, Ellen Holloman, Adam Magid, Jonathan Watkins

SEC Enforcement Report Touts Volume of New Actions and Increase in Penalties

USA - November 19 2021 In its annual enforcement report, the SEC called attention to the filing of over 450 new enforcement actions in fiscal year 2021 and the wide variety…