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SEC Action Highlights Importance of Specific Language in Directors and Officers Insurance for Fintech and Other Startup Companies
  • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2018

The founder of Mozido, the fintech startup once claimed to be valued at $5.6 billion, has been named as a defendant in a civil lawsuit filed by the

Shareholder Litigation in the Wake of the MeToo Movement
  • Morgan Lewis
  • USA
  • April 12 2018

Companies are facing a growing number of derivative and securities class actions in the wake of the MeToo movement. Having strong protocols to

Raising the Stakes: The SEC and DOJ Bring Parallel Actions Against ICO Promoters
  • Baker McKenzie
  • USA
  • April 5 2018

The SEC and the US Attorney yesterday announced parallel actions alleging fraud and registration violations relating to an initial coin offering (ICO

District Of Massachusetts Dismisses Securities Fraud Allegations For Failure To Adequately Allege Scienter
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • USA
  • April 3 2018

On March 27, 2018, Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts dismissed a putative class action

Corporate Crime update - March 2018 United States
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • March 30 2018

Embraer awarded dismissal in FCPA class action A securities fraud class action suit brought against Embraer SA, an aerospace conglomerate has been

Class Action Issues At The U.S. Supreme Court
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2018

The first Supreme Court case discussed in the video is China Agritech v. Resh, et al. No. 17-432. This case involves allegations of securities fraud

SEC Staff Issues Statement on Platforms for Trading Digital Assets
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • March 12 2018

On March 7, 2018, staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the Division of Enforcement and Division of Trading and Markets issued a

SEC Settles with Mutual Fund Administrator in Connection with Calculation of Inflated Net Asset Value
  • Vedder Price PC
  • USA
  • February 13 2018

Pursuant to an order dated January 22, 2018 (the Order), the SEC assessed a civil monetary penalty of $400,000, in addition to other penalties

Judge Rakoff: Parties’ “Strategic Concerns” Don’t Justify Sealing Settlement Terms
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • February 7 2018

Today, Judge Rakoff rejected an attempt by the parties in the Petrobras securities litigation (see our prior coverage here) to keep parts of the

Commentary: Trump administration could block investor access to courts
  • Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP
  • USA
  • January 31 2018

In recent years, forced arbitration clauses have swept the nation, closing the courthouse doors to countless injured and defrauded individuals. In private arbitration, the defendant company typically picks the arbitration tribunal, where plaintiffs lose their ability to obtain important discovery