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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

March 28, 2013

By Mia Steinle

SEC Stands Firm as Industry Tries to Un-Do Transparency Law



Oil Rig As natural resources companies wage a legal battle against a new regulation that calls for more revenue reporting, the Securities and Exchange Commission has stood its ground, firmly rejecting industry’s anti-transparency arguments.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

March 12, 2013

By Michael Smallberg

Prospective SEC Chairman Dismisses Revolving Door Concerns



Financial Oversight Mary Jo White—Obama’s nominee for chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission—said at her confirmation hearing that the public need not worry about her history of defending companies from the government. But her explanation was less than reassuring.

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Topics: Financial Sector

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