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SEC Actions Against Public Companies Plunged Yet Again

Law360 (May 15, 2018, 9:10 PM EDT) -- Enforcement activity by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission against public companies continued to fall during the first half of the current fiscal year, according to a study released Tuesday, a further sign the regulator is backing away from the frequent and large sanctions it imposed against such issuers under the Obama administration.

The SEC filed just 15 new enforcement actions against public companies or their subsidiaries between Oct. 1 and March 31, the first half of fiscal 2018, according to findings by Cornerstone Research and...
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