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Securities Treatment Of Tokenized Offerings Under U.S. Law, Carol Goforth Jun 2019

Securities Treatment Of Tokenized Offerings Under U.S. Law, Carol Goforth

Pepperdine Law Review

This article considers how the SEC currently approaches the question of regulating cryptoassets and ICOs. It includes a brief overview and history of cryptotransactions (including problems of terminology), and then looks at the current crypto space to consider the kinds of interests being promoted today in comparison to Bitcoin and the original altcoins. It then examines the traditional approach taken by the SEC with regard to these interests and explains briefly the kinds of compliant offerings that are currently possible. It then covers the range of reasons why a specialized regulatory approach is called for, rather than simply relying on ...


The Ipo Crisis: Title I Of The Jobs Act And Why It Does Not Go Far Enough, Brian Howaniec Jul 2015

The Ipo Crisis: Title I Of The Jobs Act And Why It Does Not Go Far Enough, Brian Howaniec

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This Comment explores the brewing controversy over Title I and assesses the actual impact that it is having (and will have) on investor protection and the IPO market. This Comment argues that Title I has the ability to affect both, but, due to factors outside of Congress's control, will likely have only a minimal effect on either. Part II discusses the objectives of investor protection legislation and how previous legislation regulated the financial markets. Part III explains how these regulations have been changed for emerging growth companies under Title I. Part IV examines what impact Title I will have ...


Private Equity And The Fcpa: Deal-Making As Reform Mechanism, Thomas J. Manning May 2015

Private Equity And The Fcpa: Deal-Making As Reform Mechanism, Thomas J. Manning

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The Great And Powerful Faa: Why Schwab’S Class Action Waiver Should Have Been Enforced Over Finra’S Rules, Clint Hale Feb 2015

The Great And Powerful Faa: Why Schwab’S Class Action Waiver Should Have Been Enforced Over Finra’S Rules, Clint Hale

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This Comment argues that recent Supreme Court precedent, circuit court decisions in contexts similar to FINRA’s oversight of the securities industry, and investors’ true interests all instruct that Schwab’s class action waiver should have been enforced over FINRA’s contrary command. Part II discusses FINRA’s role in the securities industry, the FAA and recent Supreme Court precedent interpreting the FAA, and the FINRA Rules that Schwab’s class action and joinder waiver violated. Part III analyzes why the conflict between the FAA and FINRA’s rules should have been resolved in favor of the FAA and supports ...


Restoring Confidence In The Financial Services Industry: Advocating For A Uniform, Rules-Based Fiduciary Standard, Katelin Eastman Jan 2015

Restoring Confidence In The Financial Services Industry: Advocating For A Uniform, Rules-Based Fiduciary Standard, Katelin Eastman

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When The Government Attempts To Change The Board, Investors Should Know, William O. Fisher Apr 2013

When The Government Attempts To Change The Board, Investors Should Know, William O. Fisher

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In 2008 and 2009, the federal government effectively hired and fired directors at American International Group and Bank of America, without any securities filing of the sort that would have been required had a private market actor attempted to change the boards at those companies. The fact that current law allows the government to secretly reconstitute the governing bodies of multibillion-dollar, publicly traded companies is cause for concern, for who controls the board controls the company. This Article argues that, just as securities filings alert investors when private parties attempt board change, a new required filing should inform investors when ...


Advising The Individual Investor: Comparing The Federal Regulation Of Investment Advisers, Banks, And Broker-Dealers, Alan M. Ahart Feb 2013

Advising The Individual Investor: Comparing The Federal Regulation Of Investment Advisers, Banks, And Broker-Dealers, Alan M. Ahart

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Transamerica Mortgage Advisors, Inc. V. Lewis: An Analysis Of The Supreme Court's Definition Of An Implied Right Of Action , Nancy E. Underwood Feb 2013

Transamerica Mortgage Advisors, Inc. V. Lewis: An Analysis Of The Supreme Court's Definition Of An Implied Right Of Action , Nancy E. Underwood

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Alternatives For Small Business Raising Capital Under The Securities Act Of 1933, David H. Barber Feb 2013

Alternatives For Small Business Raising Capital Under The Securities Act Of 1933, David H. Barber

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The problems encountered by the business community in raising capital for new or small businesses has spurned implementation of responsive policy and regulations by the Securities and Exchange Commission. As a result of input from a series of nationwide small business hearings, the S.E.C. has recently demonstrated its commitment to aiding capital raising needs. This was accomplished by creating an Office of Small Business Policy to respond to the effects of major new changes to the Securities Act of 1933 which seek to facilitate the process of capitalization of small business. Professor David H. Barber, of Brigham Young ...


Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. V. Curran: Establishing An Implied Private Right Of Action Under The Commodity Exchange Act, Howard E. Hamann Feb 2013

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. V. Curran: Establishing An Implied Private Right Of Action Under The Commodity Exchange Act, Howard E. Hamann

Pepperdine Law Review

In the case of Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. v. Curran, the United States Supreme Court held that there is an implied private right of action under the Commodity Exchange Act, as amended. As a result of this holding, a private party may maintain an action for damages caused by a violation of the Commodity Exchange Act. In this article, the author examines the Supreme Court's analysis and explores the future impact of the decision in light of the role the judiciary has in legislative matters.


The Tips Are For The Taking: The Supreme Court Limits Third Party Liability In Dirks V. Securities And Exchange Commission, W. Steven Shayer Jan 2013

The Tips Are For The Taking: The Supreme Court Limits Third Party Liability In Dirks V. Securities And Exchange Commission, W. Steven Shayer

Pepperdine Law Review

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Boiler Room Fraud: An Operational Plan Utilizing The Injunction Against Fraud Pursuant To 18 U.S.C. §1345 , Robert M. Twiss Jan 2013

Boiler Room Fraud: An Operational Plan Utilizing The Injunction Against Fraud Pursuant To 18 U.S.C. §1345 , Robert M. Twiss

Pepperdine Law Review

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The Unjustified Furor Over Securities Arbitration, Gilbert R. Serota Jan 2013

The Unjustified Furor Over Securities Arbitration, Gilbert R. Serota

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Corporation Code Sections 309 And 1203: California Redefines Directors' Duties Towards Shareholders, Ernest F. Batenga, Mark Willis Jan 2013

Corporation Code Sections 309 And 1203: California Redefines Directors' Duties Towards Shareholders, Ernest F. Batenga, Mark Willis

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The New Shareholder Power, John C. Carter Jan 2013

The New Shareholder Power, John C. Carter

Pepperdine Law Review

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A Note On Individual Recovery In Derivative Suits, Richard A. Booth Jan 2013

A Note On Individual Recovery In Derivative Suits, Richard A. Booth

Pepperdine Law Review

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The Supreme Court And The Shareholder Litigant: Basic, Inc. V. Levinson In Context, Jayne W. Barnard Jan 2013

The Supreme Court And The Shareholder Litigant: Basic, Inc. V. Levinson In Context, Jayne W. Barnard

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The "In Connection With" Requirement Of Rule 10b-5, C. Edward Fletcher Iii Jan 2013

The "In Connection With" Requirement Of Rule 10b-5, C. Edward Fletcher Iii

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Decisional Integrity And The Business Judgment Rule: A Theory, Alfred Dennis Mathewson Jan 2013

Decisional Integrity And The Business Judgment Rule: A Theory, Alfred Dennis Mathewson

Pepperdine Law Review

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The Misappropriation Theory In Light Of Carpenter And The Insider Trading And Securities Fraud Enforcement Act Of 1988, Mark A. Clayton Nov 2012

The Misappropriation Theory In Light Of Carpenter And The Insider Trading And Securities Fraud Enforcement Act Of 1988, Mark A. Clayton

Pepperdine Law Review

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Legal Framework For Soviet Privatization, Olga Floroff, Susan Tiefenbrun Nov 2012

Legal Framework For Soviet Privatization, Olga Floroff, Susan Tiefenbrun

Pepperdine Law Review

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Symposium Transcript, Selina K. Hewitt Nov 2012

Symposium Transcript, Selina K. Hewitt

Pepperdine Law Review

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Revising Federal Securityholder Communication Rules To Respond To Pension Funds' Increasing Market Presence, Kenneth R. Lehman Nov 2012

Revising Federal Securityholder Communication Rules To Respond To Pension Funds' Increasing Market Presence, Kenneth R. Lehman

Pepperdine Law Review

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Reves Revisited, Janet Kerr, Karen M. Eisenhauer Nov 2012

Reves Revisited, Janet Kerr, Karen M. Eisenhauer

Pepperdine Law Review

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The Limited Liability Company As A Security, Mark I. Steinberg, Karen L. Conway Nov 2012

The Limited Liability Company As A Security, Mark I. Steinberg, Karen L. Conway

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Are Limited Liability Company Interests Securities?, Mark A. Sargent Nov 2012

Are Limited Liability Company Interests Securities?, Mark A. Sargent

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Collateral Participant Liability Under State Securities Laws, Douglas M. Branson Nov 2012

Collateral Participant Liability Under State Securities Laws, Douglas M. Branson

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Interpreting Nonshareholder Constituency Statutes, Stephen M. Bainbridge Nov 2012

Interpreting Nonshareholder Constituency Statutes, Stephen M. Bainbridge

Pepperdine Law Review

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Regulatory Conflicts: International Tender And Exchange Offers In The 1990s, John C. Maguire Nov 2012

Regulatory Conflicts: International Tender And Exchange Offers In The 1990s, John C. Maguire

Pepperdine Law Review

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Mandatory Class Action Lawsuits As A Restructuring Technique, Bryant B. Edwards, Jeffrey A. Herbst, Selina K. Hewitt Nov 2012

Mandatory Class Action Lawsuits As A Restructuring Technique, Bryant B. Edwards, Jeffrey A. Herbst, Selina K. Hewitt

Pepperdine Law Review

No abstract provided.