The D&O Diary

The D&O Diary

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Tag Archives: SEC enforcement actions

More About the D&O Insurance Implications of the SEC’s New Admissions Wrongdoing Requirements

Posted in D & O Insurance
Numerous questions surround the SEC’s new policy requiring enforcement action defendants in “egregious” cases to admit to wrongdoing in order to settle with the agency, rather than simply agreeing to neither admit nor deny the agency’s allegations. As I discussed in a prior post (here), among the questions is the issue of what the impact … Continue Reading

A Closer Look at JP Morgan’s $920 Million “London Whale” Regulatory Settlements

Posted in Securities Litigation
As part of its September 19, 2013 entry into a total of $920 million in regulatory settlements related to the “London Whale” trading loss debacle, and as part of the SEC’s new policy requiring admissions of wrongdoing in certain “egregious” cases, JP Morgan provided the SEC with an extensive set of factual admissions. The company’s … Continue Reading

The SEC’s New Policy Requiring Admissions of Wrongdoing: What Are the Implications?

Posted in Securities Litigation
On August 19, 2013, in connection with its entry into a settlement with New York-based hedge fund adviser Phillip Falcone and his advisory firm Harbinger Capital Partners, the SEC for the first time implemented its new policy requiring defendants seeking to settle civil enforcement actions to provide admissions of wrongdoing, in contrast to the long-standing … Continue Reading

Guest Post: Some Data on the Outcomes of Securities Class Actions and SEC Enforcement Actions

Posted in Securities Litigation
In recent years, Stanford Law School Professor Michael Klausner has led research on several critical issues involved with class action securiteis litigation and SEC enforcement actions.In the guest post below, Professor Klausner and his colleague Jason Hegland describe the two databases they have built in support of their research efforts and detail some additional findings … Continue Reading