Why PE Clients Must Evolve Their Disclosure Practices

By Benjamin Horney (July 24, 2019, 7:29 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission continues to police the private equity industry's disclosure practices, and attorneys must be aware of how the exam environment has evolved while also keeping up to date on emerging tech issues that could cause clients headaches.

Under former SEC chair Mary Jo White, the Division of Enforcement made no effort to hide its crusade against improper practices within the private equity industry, issuing plenty of public guidance and handing out high-profile enforcement actions against major PE shops that totaled millions of dollars in penalties. Although it may appear under current Chairman Jay Clayton that the...

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