Year: 2008

This Week In Securities Litigation (May 9, 2008 edition)

This week familiar themes continued: Option backdating, the FCPA and insider trading. The SEC continued to work through its inventory of option backdating cases, moving toward a conclusion of this scandal. The DOJ and the SEC resolved three FCPA cases

Part XII: SEC Enforcement Trends And Priorities, 2008

Hedge funds have been a key enforcement priority since at least the time of the decision of the D.C. Circuit in Goldstein v. SEC, 451 F.3d 871 (D.C. Cir. 2006). There, the court vacated the SEC’s rule requiring hedge fund