Securities Law

Trials & Litigation

Former general counsel will receive $850K for alleged defamation by his onetime employer

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS accepts insider trading case involving passed tips; does tipper have to get tangible benefit?

Securities Law

SEC alleges Nelson Mullins partner served as conduit in pay-to-play scheme

Securities Law

Goldman Sachs OKs $5B settlement of civil claims over toxic mortgage bonds

Securities Law

SEC isn’t required to make companies reveal political contributions

White-Collar Crime

Drug company CEO Martin Shkreli and law firm partner arrested in securities fraud case

Legal Technology

IP analytics company Lex Machina is sold to LexisNexis; it plans expansion to new practice areas

Cybersecurity

DOJ: Hacking schemes ‘breathtaking in size and scope’ targeted 12 companies, got data on 100 million

Securities Law

Coal company will change disclosures on business risks of climate change to end state AG’s probe

Criminal Justice

New York securities lawyer is accused of stock manipulation

Corporate Law

Divided SEC OKs crowdfunding rules for contributions to companies

White-Collar Crime

Ex hedge-fund honcho who hid computer in ceiling of his lawyer’s office convicted of fraud

Layoffs

Milberg says it is ‘streamlining its infrastructure’; how many are being laid off?

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court refuses to review insider trading decision deemed a ‘roadmap for unscrupulous’

Securities Law

Does the SEC pad annual enforcement statistics?

Obituaries

Former Cuomo lawyer dies after being caught in NYC shooting crossfire

Legal Technology

New Microsoft law office management platform offers group access to legal docs on any device

Securities Law

Former Dole general counsel and CEO found liable for $148M for undervalued buyout

Criminal Justice

Texas attorney general’s lawyer is withdrawing from his defense, citing unspecified ‘issues’

Corporate Law

Why not eliminate quarterly earnings reports, Wachtell co-founder suggests