Analysis

SEC’s Silicon Valley Scrutiny Comes To Bloom In New Cases

Law360 (March 16, 2018, 10:45 PM EDT) -- Two years after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission put Silicon Valley on notice about complying with Wall Street’s rules, the agency has delivered a pair of enforcement actions that show its focus on the California region hasn’t lessened and may even heat up.

The settled actions were against Theranos Inc. and its founder Elizabeth Holmes and against Credit Karma Inc., and they couldn’t be more different. The former involved what the SEC called a massive fraud and read like a parable about a modern-day hubris of striving to be the next billion-dollar idea. The latter was dry and dealt with...

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