SEC Bosses Deny Trump-Era Enforcement Slowdown

Law360 (February 28, 2018, 10:17 PM EST) -- Top U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission officials on Wednesday told white collar attorneys that there’s been no word from the Trump administration about slowing down enforcement actions, and that a new focus on cyber- and cryptocurrency fraud will likely lead to even more activity.

The remarks by the co-directors of the SEC’s enforcement division, Stephanie Avakian and Steven Peikin, appeared to push back against the notion that enforcement actions at the agency under the leadership of President Donald Trump are going to be fewer and less punitive. Speaking to a crowd of attorneys at the American Bar Association's annual white collar...

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