Securities and Exchange Commission

U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Reps. Wiley Nickel (D-NC) and Mike Flood (R-NE) are working to overturn a controversial Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) staff accounting bulletin, SAB 121

Continue Reading Lawmakers Introduce Resolution to Nullify SEC’s Crypto Accounting Bulletin

In September 2023, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced three separate enforcement orders reflecting a renewed interest in and scrutiny of provisions in employment agreements and separation agreements. These

Continue Reading SEC Broadens Scrutiny of Employment and Separation Agreements Under Whistleblower Rule

On May 17, 2023, Prometheum Ember Capital LLC (Prometheum Ember Capital), a subsidiary of Prometheum Inc., received approval from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to

Continue Reading FINRA Approves Prometheum Ember Capital LLC to Operate as Special Purpose Broker-Dealer for Digital Assets

Crypto-asset businesses, particularly those offering crypto lending, non-fungible tokens, or digital wallet/payments products — which are already facing intense scrutiny from the SEC, CFTC, U.S. Department of Justice and U.S.

Continue Reading CFPB And FTC Take Their Place As Powerful Crypto Cops

On Feb. 7, 2023, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Examinations announced its 2023 examination priorities. The announcement focuses on six different categories.

Continue reading the full GT Alert.

Continue Reading SEC Announces 2023 Examination Priorities

On Dec. 13, 2022, the Department of Justice announced that Danish global financial institution Danske A/S (Danske Bank) pled guilty and agreed to forfeit $2 billion to resolve an investigation

Continue Reading Danske Bank Pleads Guilty, Agrees to Pay More Than $2 Billion in Coordinated Resolution of Investigations into Fraud Related to Its Anti-Money Laundering Controls

On March 28, 2022, the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a press release regarding two proposed rules, Rules 3a5-4 and 3a44-2 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Act).
Continue Reading SEC Seeks to Expand ‘Dealer’ or ‘Government Securities Dealer’ Definition to Require Additional Firms to Register with Agency and Comply with Federal Securities Regulations

At a speech to the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Capital Markets Association on April 4, 2022, SEC Chair Gary Gensler took the opportunity to again promote his strong desire
Continue Reading SEC Chair Continues Push to Regulate Digital Asset Markets

On Feb. 9, 2022, the SEC released its long-awaited proposed cybersecurity rule, and there’s a lot to unpack. As GT reported previously, the SEC increased enforcement of cybersecurity
Continue Reading SEC Issues Proposed Cyber Rule, Including 48-Hour Breach Reporting Requirement