Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Problem With Perks – SEC Cracks Down on Disclosure of Executive Compensation

There’s no question that corporate executives enjoy certain perks. They come with the job, right? The government can’t outlaw corporate perks, but the SEC has cracked down on the proper disclosure of them. It recently sued the former CEO of … Continue reading

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Don’t Tread on the SEC’s Whistleblower Program (Through Confidentiality Agreements)

Whistleblowers are a problem for corporations and a boon for the SEC. The SEC relies in part on whistleblowers to identify possible wrongdoing within publicly-traded companies. From the agency’s perspective, the employees and officers of a company are in the … Continue reading

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When the Good Wife Faces Criminal Forfeiture: The Government’s Efforts to Seize a Spouse’s Assets after Conviction

The federal government’s aggressive approach to criminal forfeiture unquestionably targets innocent bystanders to crime. In fact, the law makes it easy—and profitable—for the government to do so. A recent high-profile insider trading case in New York is a prime example … Continue reading

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