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August 26, 2013

By Michael Smallberg

SEC to Close Revolving Door Loophole



Revolving Door Closed The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is closing a loophole—highlighted by the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) in a February report on the revolving door—that allowed certain employees to lobby the agency immediately after leaving.

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Topics: Financial Sector

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 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

April 10, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Powerful Firm Becomes Second Home for Financial Regulators



Financial Oversight Promontory Financial Group, a consulting firm, has become a powerful player in the financial regulatory world partially because nearly two-thirds of the company’s senior executives came from financial regulatory agencies, according to The New York Times.

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Topics: Financial Sector

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