SEC Private Equity Enforcement: A Look Ahead

Law360 (February 4, 2020, 4:07 PM EST) -- Private equity has long been within the sights of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Enforcement. Although some had questioned whether the industry would continue to be an enforcement focus given the current commission’s prioritization of Main Street investors, recent developments make clear that it will remain so in 2020.

Although the frequency of enforcement actions against private equity managers has fallen off somewhat under the current commission, and the SEC’s public statements do not reflect the same preoccupation with the industry as under the previous chair, it remains firmly on the agency’s enforcement agenda.

As in prior years,...

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