Year: 2006

SEC to Issue Policy Governing Subpoenas to Journalists

Following the announcement by Chairman Cox that the agency would withdraw subpoenas previously issued to journalists, the SEC announced that it would write a policy to determine when the issuance of such subpoenas is appropriate. This is a welcome clarification

Parallel Proceedings Problems

There can be no doubt that there are more parallel proceedings being conducted by the SEC and the Department of Justice. The court’s decision in United Sates v. Stringer, CR 03-432-HA (D. Or. 1/9/06) highlights some of the difficulties, however.