Year: 2008

This Week In Securities Litigation (May 2, 2008 edition)

This week in securities litigation familiar themes continued to be the key topic: the health of the SEC’s enforcement program, insider trading and option backdating. The health of SEC enforcement The debate over the future of the SEC’s enforcement program,

First Enforcement Case Involving Security-Based Swaps

SEC v. Langford, Civil Action No. cv-08-B-0761-S (N.D. Ala. April 30, 2008) is the Commissions first enforcement action involving security-based swap agreements – a derivative which in this case involved an agreement to exchange periodic interest rate payments on an