The Future Of SEC Enforcement Actions

Law360, New York (April 22, 2013, 2:34 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has reported a record number of enforcement actions over the past two years, as well as a new focus on what the agency considers “national priority” cases. These record numbers, however, have masked the underlying decline in new investigation activity by the SEC over the same period. Looking forward, this decline in new investigations, a shift in focus in SEC enforcement activity, and the changing legal landscape will likely result in a decrease in the number of enforcement actions filed....
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