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Even Defense Attys Miss SEC During Record Gov't Shutdown

Law360 (January 14, 2019, 7:36 PM EST) -- With the government shutdown now the longest on record at 24 days, even the attorneys who defend clients against inquiries by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission are anxious for the agency to get back to work.

Any benefits defense attorneys might have enjoyed from extra time to work on cases during the start of the partial government shutdown are waning, as additional work they might do preparing witnesses, for example, will likely be forgotten by the time the government reopens, said McDermott Will & Emery LLP partner Mike Piazza, who regularly defends clients against SEC allegations. Meanwhile, settlements the SEC...

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