Securities Litigation & Regulation

After several years and many challenges,  the Supreme Court has finally decided that Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) administrative law judges (“ALJs”) are “inferior officers” who exercise significant federal authority and therefore are required by the Appointments Clause of the US constitution to be appointed...

Bitcoin.  The very mention of the name conjures the tripartite faces of fear, greed and the unknown.  To many it is an unfamiliar economic engine that produces both financial volatility and enormous riches in the Internet’s equivalent of the wild west.  But what are the...

Corporate entities that find themselves in litigation after a negative announcement or embarrassing event often conduct internal investigations to get to the root of the problem.  Outside law firms, usually not the company’s regular counsel, typically conduct these investigations to ensure objectivity and avoid a...

Numerous recent stories have reported criticism of former FBI Director James Comey’s “leak” of a memorandum summarizing his non-classified conversations with President Donald J. Trump. Critics, mostly in the political world and blogosphere, have decried Comey’s so-called leak as illegal or unethical.  Removed from the...