August 17, 2022 Webinar

1:00pm – 2:00pm ET

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This PLI briefing will provide an overview of a December 2021 SEC clarification that it would begin applying Rule 15c2-11 to broker-dealer quotations for fixed income securities, including securities traded under Rule 144A among QIBs. This “clarification” would require private “Rule 144A” issuers to

On July 27, 2022, SEC Chair Gary Gensler gave remarks at the Center for Audit Quality entitled “Sarbanes-Oxley at 20: The Work Ahead.”

Chair Gensler highlighted, among other things, impacts on auditing standards, accounting standards, and auditor independence.  He noted that at the time of enactment of Sarbanes-Oxley in 2002, the new Public Company Accounting

Proposed Changes Would Require Reporting within One Minute of Execution

On August 2, 2022, FINRA proposed to amend FINRA Rule 6730(a)(1) to reduce the Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine (“TRACE”) reporting timeframe for transactions in “TRACE-Eligible Securities” currently subject to a 15-minute outer limit reporting timeframe to one minute. The one-minute outer limit reporting timeframe

On July 26, 2022, William Birdthistle, the Director of the Division of Investment Management of the US Securities & Exchange Commission (“SEC”), gave remarks at the Practising Law Institute’s annual Investment Management Program. In his speech, Director Birdthistle addressed areas of particular regulatory interest to the Division, specific developments confronting the investment management industry in the

The US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee (the “Committee”) released the agenda for its virtual meeting, to be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, and which plans to address liquidity challenges for investors in exempt offerings. The agenda specifically plans to address exit opportunities for investors in Regulation A

On July 13, 2022, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) proposed amendments to revise three of the substantive bases for exclusion of shareholder proposals under Rule 14a-8 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Proposed Rules”). Specifically, the Proposed Rules would amend the following bases for exclusion: substantial implementation (Rule

On June 30, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court decided West Virginia et al. v. Environmental Protection Agency, holding that the EPA lacks authority under Section 7411(d) of the Clean Air Act to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants through “generation shifting,” i.e., increasing the use of cleaner energy sources like wind and

This article discusses the amendments adopted by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) in 2020 that modernize the offering related provisions of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (“Securities Act”), and the communications safe harbors available to business development companies (“BDCs”) and closed-end funds (“CEFs”), including interval funds but excluding open-end funds, exchange-traded