Securities Snapshot

Attorneys in Goodwin’s Securities + Shareholder Litigation and White Collar Defense practices have extensive experience before federal and state courts, legislative bodies, and regulatory and enforcement agencies. We continually monitor notable developments in these venues to prepare the Securities Snapshot — a bi-weekly compilation of securities litigation news delivered to subscribers’ via email. This publication summarizes news from the civil and criminal securities law arenas in a succinct, easy-to-read format. Topics covered include litigation and enforcement matters, legislation, rulemaking, and interpretive guidance from regulatory agencies.

December 4, 2018

Department of Justice Eases the Standard for Granting Cooperation Credit to Companies in Criminal and Civil Investigations; SEC Fails to Demonstrate that Digital Token is Subject to Securities Laws; Third Circuit in Precedential Decision Affirms Dismissal of Shareholder Complaint with Speculative Allegations Of Misrepresentation; Supreme Court Grants Certiorari to Review Appropriate Statute Of Limitations under Qui Tam Provision of False Claims Act; Judge Rules that Some of Yelp’s Investor Statements May Constitute Misrepresentations; Convicted Insider Trader Collaterally Estopped from Relitigating Underlying Facts in Parallel Civil Proceeding.

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