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Monthly Archives: November 2012

SEC’s Asset Management Unit Focuses on Compliance Failures, Vol. 1

Posted in Compliance, Investment Advisers, Non-scienter-based Violations

The SEC Enforcement Division’s Asset Management Unit has brought some substantial cases over the last year, including a number arising out of its Aberrational Performance Inquiry.  Another focus for the unit has been compliance failures at registered investment advisers.  On November 20th, the unit filed a pair of administrative cases addressing some of those failures.  Today… Continue Reading

Several Thoughts about the Largest Insider Trading Case in History

Posted in Insider Trading, Investment Advisers, Parallel Proceedings, SEC Litigation

The SEC and Justice Department filed a massive insider trading case in the Southern District of New York yesterday.  The actual defendants include University of Michigan neurology professor Sidney Gilman, hedge fund advisory firm CR Intrinsic Investors LLC, and Matthew Martoma, a portfolio manager at CR Intrinsic between 2006 and 2010.  According to the Wall… Continue Reading

FCPA Declination Opinions? SEC and DOJ Sort of Have Them

Posted in FCPA

The Justice Department and the SEC released long-awaited joint guidance on enforcement and compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act yesterday.  Many have pointed out that the guidance does not cover much new ground but does compile a good deal of information that was previously scattered among different sources. One of the things the guidance… Continue Reading

SEC Sues Auditor for Failing to Audit

Posted in Accounting Fraud, Auditors, Financial Fraud, Microcap Fraud, Non-scienter-based Violations

This world has a lot of problems that require fixing, but I dare say that scratch-off lottery tickets is not one of them.  Still, that is the problem that Lee Cole and Linden Boyne ventured to solve through Electronic Game Card, Inc. (EGMI), a company that tried to develop credit card-sized electronic games that could… Continue Reading