The chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Jay Clayton, chose a speech in September to the Economic Club of New York to argue that when it comes to enforcement of anti-corruption laws, the United States is “acting largely alone.”… Continue Reading
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday hackers broke into its electronic document storage system last year.
The hackers may have traded on information they found, the SEC said.
Last week I spoke with Philip Urofsky, a partner at Shearman and Sterling, and a former federal prosecutor, responsible for investigating and advising on matters involving potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.… Continue Reading
Just as the 2016 FCPA enforcement year left us plenty of topics to discuss, the new year brings many uncertainties, and the direction of the law’s enforcement is a matter of some debate.… Continue Reading
In the days following President-elect Donald Trump’s announcement of his intention to nominate Sullivan & Cromwell partner Jay Clayton as Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, countless observers have opined on how the SEC’s priorities may change in the upcoming administration.… Continue Reading
So the Trump Administration has nominated a new SEC chairman in the form of Jay Clayton, dealmaker and securities lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell. The compliance community’s reaction seems to be vague concern, based on a paper (pdf) Clayton co-authored in 2011 criticizing FCPA enforcement.… Continue Reading
President Elect Trump’s pick to lead the SEC is Jay Clayton. He wrote in a 2011 NYC Bar Association paper about the FCPA. The paper addressed the “lasting harm to the competitiveness of U.S.… Continue Reading