On June 22, 2020, in Liu v. SEC, the Supreme Court affirmed in an 8-1 ruling that the Securities and Exchange Commission may continue to pursue disgorgement awards under


Continue Reading SEC Disgorgement Lives to See Another Day After Supreme Court’s Liu v. SEC Ruling

As another sign of the times, but arguably quite apt given the subject matter, the Consensus Blockchain Conference convened virtually in 2020, with Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Director Ken


Continue Reading FinCEN Director Confirms Enforcement Focus on Virtual Currency AML Compliance

On March 4, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced its proposal to harmonize, simplify, and improve the exempt offering framework under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities
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On Jan. 30, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued (i) guidance regarding the disclosure of key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics in Management’s Discussion and Analysis, or MD&A
Continue Reading SEC Issues MD&A Disclosure Guidance and Proposes Amendments to Modernize and Enhance MD&A Financial Disclosures

The SEC is seeking public comment (due by September 24, 2019) on possible ways to improve the framework for exempt offerings under the Securities Act of 1933 and related SEC
Continue Reading SEC Issues Concept Release to Overhaul Current Framework for Exempt Offerings

On March 21, 2019, in Van Dyke v. Jesse White, the Illinois Supreme Court issued a long-awaited opinion relating to Illinois Securities Department authority to regulate annuities under the
Continue Reading Illinois Supreme Court Rules Annuities Are Not Securities Under Illinois Securities Act

Effective Sept. 26, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved amendments to Nasdaq’s shareholder approval rule regarding issuances of 20% or more of an issuer’s outstanding common stock or voting
Continue Reading NASDAQ Provides Additional Flexibility Under Its 20% Shareholder Approval Rule