SEC Enforcement Against Public Cos. Hits 6-Year Low In 2020

Law360 (November 18, 2020, 6:28 PM EST) -- The number of SEC enforcement actions filed against public companies declined to a six-year low in fiscal year 2020, with a significant slowdown in new filings during the early phases of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission launched 61 actions against public companies and subsidiaries during the fiscal year that ended on Sept. 30, down from a record 95 cases filed in 2019 and marking the lowest level since 2014, according to a report released Wednesday by Cornerstone Research and New York University's Pollack Center for Law & Business.

Enforcement activity ramped up in the back half of...

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