SEC's Belt To Tighten Under New Administration

Law360, New York (February 28, 2017, 9:38 PM EST) -- Current and former Republican commissioners of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission indicated at a recent conference that the agency needs to pull back from its most aggressive rulemaking and enforcement and stick to the basics while an expected tightening of the purse strings under President Donald Trump will further rein in the securities watchdog, experts say.

Talking at the Practising Law Institute's "SEC Speaks" conference Friday and Saturday, Acting SEC Chair Michael Piwowar and former SEC commissioners, including Commissioner Paul Atkins, a financial policy adviser to Trump, indicated the agency will take a hard look at large corporate penalties, aggressive...

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