A politicized SEC loses again highlighting Government Overreach


     Jan 15th 2016 – SG Ruling Shows a Federal Court Appeal is an Important Check Against SEC Overreach, but also that a Politicized SEC   Can Push Innocent Professionals Out of the Business The SEC lost the appeal ...

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Its Time to REIGN in the SEC


By Mark Cuban and Thomas Melsheimer December 19, 2014 Mark Cuban is a Dallas-based entrepreneur, investor and owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. Thomas Melsheimer is the managing principal of Fish & Richardson’s Dallas office and served as Mr. Cuban’s ...

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Federal Judge Criticizes The SEC for “Incredible Government Overreach”


In what appears to be a trend resulting from Mary Jo White’s efforts to create a more aggressive Securities and Exchange Commission, (“SEC”) – U.S. District Court Judge William H. Pauley III sharply criticized the SEC for overly aggressive, and ...

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SEC Loses Again as U.S. Judge Rejects In-House Court Process


Bloomberg News A second federal judge slapped down the Securities and Exchange Commission, ruling its method for appointing in-house judges was probably illegal. The decision Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Richard Berman in Manhattan rejected the agency’s method of selecting ...

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SEC Bumbles Efforts To Figure Out How Its Own Administrative Law Judges Were Appointed


The SEC’s handling of the controversy over whether its administrative law judges were properly appointed under the Appointments Clause of Article II of the Constitution continues to amuse, or horrify, depending on your point of view.  Putting aside the actual ...

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Pacific West Capital Group Wins Significant Legal Victory against the SEC


LOS ANGELES, June 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Los Angeles-based Pacific West Capital Group, Inc. has won a major legal victory in its litigation with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). A U.S. district court judge denied the SEC’s request ...

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Criticizes SEC’s In-House Court


The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday plans to urge the Securities and Exchange Commission to overhaul its use of its administrative judges, marking the first public call by a leading business organization for reforms to the agency’s controversial in-house ...

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New Criticism Over the SEC’s use of In-House Judges

Andrew Ceresney, head of enforcement for the Securities & Exchange Commission, speaks during an interview in New York, U.S., on Friday, July 17, 2015. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg  ***Local Caption*** Andrew Ceresney

New challenges are being made about whether the Securities and Exchange Commission has too much of a “home court” advantage when it pursues cases before its cr,vn in-house judges rather than in federal court. It was the Dodd-Frank Act — ...

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Yesterday’s Federal Court Decision: Constitutional Tyranny at the SEC


Those complaining that Senator Elizabeth Warren went too far in her complaints against Mary Jo White’s leadership at the Securities and Exchange Commission obviously didn’t see yesterday’s Federal court decision coming. It now appears that Senator Warren would have had ...

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Goldman lawyer becomes SEC chief of staff


WASHINGTON — The Securities and Exchange Commission confirmed Thursday that it hired a managing director of Wall Street titan Goldman Sachs Inc. to serve as chief of staff, prompting critics to decry a revolving door that links the corridors of ...

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