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Firm Fined For Lax Text Message Storage

Broker-dealers are required to store and preserve all communications sent and received by their brokers for a period of three years pursuant to Section 17(a) and Rule 17a4 of the Exchange Act. That requirement includes text messages, as one firm recently learned the hard way. The SEC instituted administrative proceedings […]

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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 […]