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July 25, 2013

By Michael Smallberg

Former SEC Enforcer Joins Major Law Firm



Robert Khuzami Robert Khuzami, the former enforcement chief at the Securities and Exchange Commission, has accepted a job at a major corporate law firm that represents clients before the SEC, highlighting concerns raised by POGO and others about the revolving door betwee

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Topics: Financial Sector

July 19, 2013

By Jana Persky

Court Chips Away at Whistleblower Protections



whistleblowers2 A decision this week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit narrowed the scope of Dodd-Frank protections for one whistleblower, and potentially for the many others who blow the whistle to their employers.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

June 28, 2013

By Michael Smallberg

Corzine Faces Rare Charge in MF Global Case



Jon Corzine The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) took an action that regulators have rarely attempted since the 2008 financial crisis: trying to hold a CEO personally accountable for “failure to supervise.”

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Topics: Financial Sector

June 13, 2013

By Andre Francisco

First Big Test for New SEC Chair



SEC Seal The appointment of Robert Rice as counsel for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is the first big test for Mary Jo White, the new head of the SEC, according to an article in CNN Money.

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Topics: Financial Sector

May 24, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Bank Lobbyists Writing the Rules for Wall Street



Financial Oversight It might be logical to assume that lawmakers are the ones who make laws, but bank lobbyists are playing a larger role in writing financial regulations, according to an article in The New York Times.

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Topics: Financial Sector

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