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Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste

USA - October 14 2020 COVID-19 is an ideal crisis for the fraudster. A unique blend of panic, fear, misinformation, unpredictability, and trust (thanks #inthistogether)…

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Clayton and hinman go on the record urging corporate disclosures related to covid-19

USA - April 22 2020 In a Public Statement issued by the SEC, Chairman Jay Clayton and Division of Corporate Finance Director William Hinman urged public companies to…

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Going to Jail without Passing Go - Second Circuit holds “Personal Benefit” not required to maintain title 18 Securities Fraud Claim

USA - January 29 2020 On December 30, 2019, the Second Circuit issued its United States v. Blaszczak opinion, eliminating a serious hurdle that might otherwise dissuade…

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So You Want to Start a CryptoFund?: Contemplating Risk Factors to Include in Your Private Placement Memorandum

USA - April 30 2019 With 2017 ("The Year of Crypto") in the rearview, business owners, financial advisors, estate planners, legislators, and any individual in regular…

Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fyre: Spotting and Stamping Out Securities Fraud Exposure Before It Ignites

USA - April 30 2019 In 2017, twenty-six year old Billy McFarland was being heralded as the next Mark Cuban--a genius entrepreneur with unmatched charisma and a knack for…