Monthly Archives: November 2011

Judge Rakoff Rejects the SEC-Citi Settlement, But Is “Truth” Really the Purpose of Any Settlement and Does the SEC Need the Courts to Settle its Cases?

This post was written by Amy J. Greer. Once again, Judge Jed Rakoff has proven to be a thorn in the side of the SEC, rejecting the agency’s $285 million settlement with Citigroup Global Markets. While Judge Rakoff’s opinions are always a good read: sharp, well written, and to the point – and this one … Continue Reading

Regulatory Round Up 11. 21. 11

This post was written by Michael A. Grant. ***Warning*** Falling Puns: Here’s a bright idea. (For those of you who followed the link, I know what you’re thinking: "Come on Mike, you’re better than this." Turns out I’m not.) While it’s still a little early for Jolly ‘ole St. Nick to be making his list, … Continue Reading

Small Businesses to Have Larger Role in Big Contracts

This post was written by Gunjan Talati. Earlier this month, the government issued an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement set-aside requirements of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. The Small Business Jobs Act amended the Small Business Act to require the government to set aside parts of a multiple-award … Continue Reading

Regulatory Round Up 11. 8.11

This post was written by Michael A. Grant. A little clarity on CBP Regulations. For those of you not paying attention, the UK would really like bribery payments to stop. Here is my post, about a post, about a post. Follow the rabbit hole, for a discussion about small businesses being impacted by premium payments … Continue Reading

SFO tells whistleblowers: “It’s good to talk”

This post was written by Simon Hart. The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has stepped up its attempts to persuade employees and professional advisors to blow the whistle on fraudulent or corrupt practices within the organisations they serve. The SFO has announced a new “SFO Confidential” service that allows whistleblowers to report concerns either by … Continue Reading
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