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Shining The Light A Little Brighter: Should Item 303 Serve As A Basis For Liability Under Rule 10b-5?, Lauren M. Mastronardi 2016 Fordham University School of Law

Shining The Light A Little Brighter: Should Item 303 Serve As A Basis For Liability Under Rule 10b-5?, Lauren M. Mastronardi

Fordham Law Review

This Note discusses a securities disclosure issue stemming from a split between the Second Circuit and the Ninth Circuit. The question presented is whether failure to comply with a disclosure requirement created by Item 303 of Regulation S-K can provide a basis for liability under section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5. The Ninth Circuit held that such violation does not provide a basis for liability. Conversely, in Stratte-McClure v. Morgan Stanley, the Second Circuit explicitly disagreed with the Ninth Circuit and concluded that this violation may serve as a basis for liability. This ...


Regulating Secondary Markets In The High Frequency Age: A Principled And Coordinated Approach, Michael Morelli 2016 Harvard Law School

Regulating Secondary Markets In The High Frequency Age: A Principled And Coordinated Approach, Michael Morelli

Michigan Business & Entrepreneurial Law Review

Technological developments in securities markets, most notably high frequency trading, have fundamentally changed the structure and nature of trading over the past 50 years. Policymakers both domestically and abroad now face many new challenges impacting the secondary market’s effectiveness as a generator of economic growth and stability. Faced with these rapid structural changes, many are quick to denounce high frequency trading as opportunistic and parasitic. This article, however, instead argues that while high frequency trading presents certain general risks to secondary market efficiency, liquidity, stability, and integrity, the practice encompasses a wide variety of strategies, many of which can ...


Will We Ever Close The Gaap?: A Look Into The International Convergence Of Accounting Standards, Melanie Rosin 2016 University of Michigan Law School

Will We Ever Close The Gaap?: A Look Into The International Convergence Of Accounting Standards, Melanie Rosin

Michigan Business & Entrepreneurial Law Review

This Note examines the trend toward the international convergence of accounting standards and then identifies the factors contributing to the process of this trend as well as the obstacles standard setters face in moving to one high quality, unified set of standards. The Note next identifies the possible outcomes for the future of convergence, including the mandatory adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) by the United States, the Securities & Exchange Commission’s (SEC) encouragement of the voluntary of adoption of IFRS by the United States, requiring public companies to comply with both U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (U ...


Audience Participation: Crowdfunding Large Scale Theatrical Productions Through Regulation A+, Christopher Johnson 2016 IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

Audience Participation: Crowdfunding Large Scale Theatrical Productions Through Regulation A+, Christopher Johnson

Michigan Business & Entrepreneurial Law Review

Theatrical financing has been conducted in much the same way for the better part of a century. This method, however, has consistently provided only the shows with access to the deepest of pockets a path to Broadway. The advent of Internet-based crowdfunding provides producers access to a potential source of capital that was previously unavailable. Prior to the promulgation of the SEC regulations regarding Title IV of the JOBS Act, this capital could only be accessed through donation or reward based financing campaigns, but with the introduction of Regulation A+, there is finally a practical method for the widespread solicitation ...


The Sec, Administrative Usurpation, And Insider Trading, Adam C. Pritchard 2016 University of Michigan Law School

The Sec, Administrative Usurpation, And Insider Trading, Adam C. Pritchard

Articles

The history of insider trading law is a tale of administrative usurpation and legislative acquiescence. Congress has never enacted a prohibition against insider trading, much less defined it. Instead, the SEC has led in defining insider trading, albeit without the formality of rulemaking, and subject to varying degrees of oversight by the courts. The reason why lies in the deference that the Supreme Court gave to the SEC in its formative years. The roots of insider trading law are commonly traced to the SEC’s decision in Cady, Roberts & Co. Cady, Roberts was only made possible, however, by the Supreme ...


The 5th Annual Professor Anthony J. Santoro Business Law Lecture: Enforcing Insider Trading Laws: The Changing Landscape, Stephen L. Cohen, Roger Williams University School of Law 2016 Roger Williams University

The 5th Annual Professor Anthony J. Santoro Business Law Lecture: Enforcing Insider Trading Laws: The Changing Landscape, Stephen L. Cohen, Roger Williams University School Of Law

School of Law Conferences, Lectures & Events

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Sovereign Debt: Now What?, Anna Gelpern 2016 Georgetown University Law Center

Sovereign Debt: Now What?, Anna Gelpern

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

The sovereign debt restructuring regime looks like it is coming apart. Changing patterns of capital flows, old creditors’ weakening commitment to past practices, and other stakeholders’ inability to take over, or coalesce behind a viable alternative, have challenged the regime from the moment it took shape in the mid-1990s. By 2016, its survival cannot be taken for granted. Crises in Argentina, Greece, and Ukraine since 2010 exposed the regime’s perennial failures and new shortcomings. Until an alternative emerges, there may be messier, more protracted restructurings, more demands on public resources, and more pressure on national courts to intervene in ...


Newsroom: A Changing Landscape: Insider Trading Law 09/20/2016, Roger Williams University School of Law 2016 Roger Williams University

Newsroom: A Changing Landscape: Insider Trading Law 09/20/2016, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Life of the Law School (1993- )

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Section 3: Business, Institute of Bill of Rights Law at The College of William & Mary School of Law 2016 College of William & Mary Law School

Section 3: Business, Institute Of Bill Of Rights Law At The College Of William & Mary School Of Law

Supreme Court Preview

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Information-Dissemination Law: The Regulation Of How Market-Moving Information Is Revealed, Kevin S. Haeberle, M. Todd Henderson 2016 William & Mary Law School

Information-Dissemination Law: The Regulation Of How Market-Moving Information Is Revealed, Kevin S. Haeberle, M. Todd Henderson

Faculty Publications

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Public Pensions And Fiduciary Law: A View From Equity, T. Leigh Anenson 2016 University of Maryland

Public Pensions And Fiduciary Law: A View From Equity, T. Leigh Anenson

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

Controversies involving fund management may be the next frontier of public pension litigation. Recent scandals involving fraud, bribery, and corruption of public pension officials and other third parties have drawn the public eye toward the management of retirement assets. Individual and entity custodians, including pension boards of trustees, are charged with making investment and other decisions relating to pension funds. Unlike private pensions, there is no federal oversight of asset managers or others in control of retirement funds. Yet these funds hold more than three trillion dollars in assets. Until now, the guardians of these monies have operated almost invisibly ...


The Frontiers Of Peer-To-Peer Lending: Thinking About A New Regulatory Approach, William S. Warren 2016 Duke Law

The Frontiers Of Peer-To-Peer Lending: Thinking About A New Regulatory Approach, William S. Warren

Duke Law & Technology Review

The growth of online alternative lending presents several advantages for both those seeking credit and those with excess capital to lend. Over the past decade, several different models of peer-to-peer lending have emerged in the US and U.K. Each of these models has developed in response to the different regulatory system it faces, which has led to the models’ different risk and reward profiles. However, the current regulatory framework for regulating peer-to-peer lending, especially in the U.S., leaves much to be desired. The inadequate regulatory regime not only hampers the potential for growth and further innovation in the ...


The Rise Of Risk-Based Regulatory Capital: Liquidity And Solvency Standards For Financial Intermediaries, Jose Gabilondo 2016 Florida International University College of Law

The Rise Of Risk-Based Regulatory Capital: Liquidity And Solvency Standards For Financial Intermediaries, Jose Gabilondo

José Gabilondo

In a capitalist economy, a private firm seeking finance must negotiate with prospective investors in the open market, which establishes standards about the terms on which debt and equity investment will be forthcoming. In addition to these market-financing standards, the capital structure of some financial firms—particularly broker-dealers, federally insured depository institutions, and insurance companies—must satisfy other requirements imposed by federal or state regulators to promote liquidity and solvency. Regulators take a heightened interest in these firms because they serve a public function in providing credit and other financial services. To grasp what regulatory capital rules try to accomplish ...


The Role Of Corporate Governance In Curbing Foreign Corrupt Business Practices, Poonam Puri, Andrew Nichol 2016 Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

The Role Of Corporate Governance In Curbing Foreign Corrupt Business Practices, Poonam Puri, Andrew Nichol

Poonam Puri

The role of corporate and securities laws in addressing foreign corrupt business practices has, to date, received limited consideration. Departing from the substantial literature on the criminal and public law response to international corruption, the authors analyze Canada’s Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act in comparison with British and American legislation and conclude that the Canadian regime relies too heavily on the use of criminal sanctions and fails to contemplate the role of behaviour modification in its legislative structure. Recognizing that multinational corporations are well placed to identify, expose and prevent corrupt business practices, the authors propose a private ...


Arbitration Case Law Update 2016, Jill I. Gross 2016 Pace Law School

Arbitration Case Law Update 2016, Jill I. Gross

Pace Law Faculty Publications

This chapter identifies decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court and selected federal and high state courts in the past year that interpret and apply the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). This chapter also analyzes the impact some of these cases might have on securities arbitration practice.


21st Century Investment Agreements: Justice, Governance And The Rule Of Law, Frank J. Garcia 2016 Boston College Law School

21st Century Investment Agreements: Justice, Governance And The Rule Of Law, Frank J. Garcia

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

Investment treaty law can no longer be managed as if it were merely a system of private ordering setting out the protected rights of capital owners. This philosophy has contributed to the ongoing legitimacy crisis affecting investment law today, including the TPP and TTIP negotiations. In response to a similar legitimacy crisis in the 1990s, the international trade system began a profound paradigm shift, recognizing that trade law was not simply a technical regime for liberalizing economic flows, but a system of treaty-based governance for managing transnational economic resources for the good of society as a whole.

Investment law has ...


Real Estate Investment Trusts In Canada, Samita Pachai 2016 The University of Western Ontario

Real Estate Investment Trusts In Canada, Samita Pachai

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The Canadian real estate investment trust (REIT) industry began in the early 1990s and, over the past twenty years, the legislative landscape governing REITs has changed dramatically. This dissertation examines how REIT legislation has progressed in Canada and the effects it has had on the industry as a whole. After examining the basic characteristics of a REIT, an overview of the legislative evolution is presented. This thesis argues that recent legislation has been successful in allowing REITs to flourish, with 48 public equity REITs now trading in Canada comprising a market capitalization of over CAD 50 billion. A thorough examination ...


The Securities Laws And The Mechanics Of Legal Change, Barry Cushman 2016 Notre Dame Law School

The Securities Laws And The Mechanics Of Legal Change, Barry Cushman

Barry Cushman

This essay, prepared for the Virginia Law Review symposium marking the 75th anniversary of the Securities Exchange Commission, explores the mechanisms through which the Roosevelt Administration secured the Supreme Court's approval of various features of the New Deal's securities law program.


Commitment And Entrenchment In Corporate Governance, K.J. Martijn Cremers, Saura Masconale, Simone M. Sepe 2016 Northwestern University School of Law

Commitment And Entrenchment In Corporate Governance, K.J. Martijn Cremers, Saura Masconale, Simone M. Sepe

Northwestern University Law Review

Over the past twenty years, a growing number of empirical studies have provided evidence that governance arrangements protecting incumbents from removal promote managerial entrenchment, reducing firm value. As a result of these studies, “good” corporate governance is widely understood today as being about stronger shareholder rights.

This Article rebuts this view, presenting new empirical evidence that challenges the results of prior studies and developing a novel theoretical account of what really matters in corporate governance. Employing a unique dataset that spans from 1978 to 2008, we document that protective arrangements that require shareholder approval—such as staggered boards and supermajority ...


Reverse Mergers: A Legitimate Method For Companies To Go Public Or An Easy Way To Commit Fraud?, Kyla Houge 2016 Pepperdine University

Reverse Mergers: A Legitimate Method For Companies To Go Public Or An Easy Way To Commit Fraud?, Kyla Houge

Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary

This article explores reverse mergers, a method commonly used by legitimate businesses and fraudsters alike. Part II provides a historical framework of publicly traded companies by detailing how they first began and exploring how they have evolved. Part III details several reasons a company may decide to go public. Part IV discusses, in detail, three common methods companies use when going public, called initial public offerings, Rule 144 placements, and direct public offerings, and the pros and cons of each method. Part V explores the origin of reverse mergers by explaining what a reverse merger is and exploring how reverse ...


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