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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 7 Nov 2011

DOJ elects not to investigate SEC's former General Counsel for conflict of interest in Madoff matter

According to an article by Lisa Uhlman on the Law360 website, the Department of Justice will not investigate whether David Becker, the SEC's former General Counsel, violated ethics laws during the SEC's handling of issues related to Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme.


Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 14 Oct 2011

Recent articles discuss two trends in securities enforcement: increasing sentences in insider trading cases and the possible end of an era in backdated options cases

A pair of articles appeared this week that traced trends in particular areas of securities enforcement.


Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 3 Oct 2011

SEC's Inspector General rejects claims of misconduct in mark Cuban investigation

In a report released last week, the SEC's Office of Inspector General ("OIG") stated that it "did not find sufficient evidence to substantiate any allegations of misconduct" by the SEC Division of Enforcement during its investigation of Mark Cuban.


Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 23 Sep 2011

Congress hears testimony on conflict of interest issues raised in the inspector general's recent report

On Thursday, the SEC's Inspector General David Kotz, Former General Counsel David Becker and Chairman Mary Schapiro testified before a joint session of two House Subcommittees regarding the recent report by the Inspector General regarding the involvement of Mr. Becker in matters relating to Bernie Madoff.


Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 21 Sep 2011

SEC Inspector General concludes the Commission's former General Counsel had a conflict of interest in Madoff-related matters and refers the matter to DOJs Criminal Division

On Tuesday, September 20, the SEC's Inspector General released one of a series of reports expected this month (as discussed here) this one concerned the involvement of David Becker, the former General Counsel and Senior Policy Director of the Commission, in matters relating to Bernie Madoff.

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