Report Says SEC's Litigation Surge Risks Resource Strain

Law360, Chicago (July 17, 2012, 9:15 PM EDT) -- Coming off a record-breaking year for new enforcement actions, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has recently been litigating a substantial number of the cases it brings, an endeavor that risks straining the agency's resources, according to a report released Monday by Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP.

Over the first six months of 2012, the SEC lodged 110 federal court actions against a total of 308 defendants, down slightly from the 125 civil actions the SEC filed against 365 total defendants over the same period last...
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