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Review Your WSPs – Subpoenas are Coming

The authority to open SEC investigations, and therefore to issue subpoenas, was expanded under the Obama Administration to the director of Enforcement, rather than solely to the Commission itself. The Director of Enforcement then delegated that authority to various senior officials, including regional and associate directors and specialized unit chiefs. […]

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Brokers Compliance Whistleblower

Whistleblowers Need Lawyers

There have been many developments in securities whistleblower rulings over the years, but none as compelling as Justice Ginsburg’s opinion in Digital Realty Trust, Inc., vs. Somers which held that an employee who merely reports potential securities law violations internally has not done enough to avail himself of the extensive Dodd-Frank anti-retaliation […]

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Introduction to Regulation Best Interest

SEC Regulation Best Interest In June of 2019 the SEC approved Regulation Best Interest, which requires broker-dealers to act in the best interest of their retail customers when making recommendations as to securities or investment strategies. In adopting the regulation, the SEC stated that the regulation “enhances the broker-dealer standard […]