If enacted, the Unlocking Capital Act would establish two investment professional categories—private placement brokers and finders. The legislation would allow these professionals to engage in many activities that, due toContinue Reading Proposed Legislation Would Create a Tiered Exemption from Broker Registration
Daniel Wadley is an experienced trial attorney with over 20 years of litigation experience, including an 11-year tenure at the SEC. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation; securities litigation; SEC regulatory compliance, investigations, and enforcement actions; auditor liability; financial services regulation and compliance; white collar defense; and corporate internal investigations.
Daniel possesses deep institutional knowledge of SEC policies, practices and procedures. Prior to joining GT, Daniel served as the Director of the SEC’s Salt Lake Regional Office where he oversaw and managed all of the office’s investigations, its federal court litigation, and its administrative proceedings. He was a member of the SEC’s FCPA unit and oversaw multiple investigations into FCPA violations. Before taking on the role of Regional Director, Daniel was trial counsel in the Division of Enforcement and also senior counsel to the Directors of Enforcement in Washington, D.C. In his trial counsel role, Daniel represented the SEC in securities enforcement matters filed throughout the United States in both federal district courts and in SEC administrative actions. As senior counsel to the Directors of Enforcement, Daniel helped shape and oversee Agency enforcement priorities and policy, reviewing all recommended actions and settlements pending before the Commission.
Daniel has led litigation teams in federal and state court actions throughout the country. His experience ranges from complex commercial litigation disputes to highly technical SEC regulatory compliance. He has represented the largest accounting firms in the world, as well as individuals, banks and financial institutions, insurance companies, real estate developers, and public and private companies both large and small. He has unique experience in matters involving regulatory filings; digital currencies; financial statement and accounting fraud; corporate mismanagement and internal controls violations; internal investigations; Foreign Corrupt Practice Act violations; insider trading; Ponzi scheme and offering frauds; and broker-dealer and Investment Adviser fraud.
On Dec. 29, 2022, President Biden signed into law H.R. 2617, the “Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023.” Among the routine federal funding provisions, Title V of the bill, the “Small…Continue Reading Congress Codifies Longstanding M&A Broker Exemption from SEC Registration