Issuers Under Spotlight In SEC Muni Initiative

Law360, New York (March 8, 2016, 2:26 PM EST) -- Kit Addleman

Sarah Mallett With an emphasis on improving disclosures in the municipal securities markets, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has filed numerous enforcement actions against underwriters of municipal bond offerings in the past year and is now turning its attention to municipal securities issuers. On Feb. 2, 2016, the SEC announced a third and final round of settled enforcement actions filed against 14 underwriters for alleged misstatements and omissions in municipal bond offerings.[1] With this latest wave of settlements, brought under the SEC’s Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation (MCDC) Initiative, the SEC has instituted actions in eight months against a...

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