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SEC-Citigroup Settlement Deal Originally Rejected is Overturned by Appeals Court

SEC-Citigroup Settlement Deal Originally Rejected is Overturned by Appeals Court A judge’s decision was overturned on Wednesday by a federal appeals court in the federal settlement deal with Citigroup, according to The New York Times. The decision that was overturned was the rejection of the settlement deal. The judge who…>read more

No Comment June 4, 2014

WilmerHale Partner Stephanie Avakian Named as SEC Deputy Enforcement Director

WilmerHale Partner Stephanie Avakian Named as SEC Deputy Enforcement Director The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced the addition of Stephanie Avakian, partner in the New York office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP to its senior ranks.  She will be the SEC’s Deputy Director of…>read more

No Comment May 31, 2014

Alan Lieberman Returns to Blank Rome LLP

Alan Lieberman Returns to Blank Rome LLP The law firm of Blank Rome LLP has announced via a press release that Alan Lieberman will join the firm as a partner in the Corporate Litigation group. Lieberman returns to the firm after serving as Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel…>read more

No Comment May 27, 2014

TelexFree Owners Charged with Fraud Related to Multilevel Marketing

TelexFree Owners Charged with Fraud Related to Multilevel Marketing On Friday, federal prosecutors brought criminal charges against the co-owners of TelexFree LLC, James Merrill and Carlos Wanzeler. Wanzeler could not be apprehended and is currently considered a fugitive, supposedly fled to his home country, Brazil. The U.S. attorney’s office…>read more

No Comment May 12, 2014

SEC Charges Five for Scheming to Make Chinese Companies Public in U.S.

SEC Charges Five for Scheming to Make Chinese Companies Public in U.S. A Toronto-based consultant and four associates were charged this week by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission with engaging in illegal reverse merger schemes to enable China-based companies enter the U.S. markets. Allegedly, the conspirators wanted to reap millions in…>read more

No Comment May 7, 2014

HP Making $108 Million Settlement to Avoid Bribery, Embezzlement, Tax Evasion Charges by SEC

HP Making $108 Million Settlement to Avoid Bribery, Embezzlement, Tax Evasion Charges by SEC   To resolve civil and criminal charges over violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Hewlett Packard will be paying $108 million to the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), according to an announcement made by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).…>read more

No Comment April 14, 2014

Simpson Thacher Managing Clerk Charged in Insider Trading Scheme

Simpson Thacher Managing Clerk Charged in Insider Trading Scheme The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a stockbroker working at Morgan Stanley, and a law firm managing clerk working at Simpson Thacher over insider trading around more than a dozen mergers and other corporate transactions. During a four-year…>read more

No Comment March 20, 2014

Former Executives of Dewey & LeBoeuf Charged for $150 Million Fraudulent Bond Offering

Former Executives of Dewey & LeBoeuf Charged for $150 Million Fraudulent Bond Offering The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, on Thursday, charged five former executives and finance officials of failed law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf for accounting fraud and for making and facilitating a fraudulent bond offering worth $150 million. The SEC’s complaint…>read more

No Comment March 7, 2014

The Brazen New York Investment Banker Known as “Perk”

The Brazen New York Investment Banker Known as “Perk” Frank Perkins Hixon Jr is the brazen New York investment banker known as “Perk.” The Former investment banker at Evercore Group Frank Perkins Hixon Jr, according to Bloomberg News, was an Evercore managing director until January, when he was arrested.…>read more

1 Comment February 24, 2014

2nd Circuit Says SEC Can Recoup Money Even Where Insider Trader Didn’t Have Direct Benefits

2nd Circuit Says SEC Can Recoup Money Even Where Insider Trader Didn’t Have Direct Benefits   Earlier this week, a divided (2-1) 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals passed a ruling that allows the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to cover an important loophole and move to recoup money from insider trading profits, where the…>read more

No Comment February 19, 2014

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