SEC Deals Steady in 2011, But Down For Insider Trading

Law360, New York (June 27, 2011, 6:14 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is on track to settle the fewest insider trading cases in nearly a decade, though the overall rate of settlements continues to hold steady since last year, Nera Economic Consulting said in a report released Monday.

The securities regulator is on track to reach 50 settlements this year with individuals and companies facing insider trading cases — the lowest since passage of the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which set higher standards for corporate governance, according to the report on SEC settlement...
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