The SEC approved a number of rule changes promulgated by the MSRB to facilitate risk-based examinations for participants in the municipal securities industry.  These municipal securities industry participants are, generally, FINRA members. 

In particular, the new rules, G-9 and G-16, relate to record preservation and periodic examinations, respectively.  It is believed that these new rules will

Late last week, one of my colleagues sent me an e-mail where he copied 8 other people, half of them I could not identify if my life depended upon it.  I then heard about the person who had a Twitter account with over 17,000 follwers, and was now being sued by his former employer over ownership of the account–

My colleague, Josh Horn, has written an amazing article that should be on every compliance officer’s desk.  It details methods for investigating and responding to ponzi schemes. 

In this day and age, we are met with another Ponzi scheme occurring or being uncovered almost every day.  Josh’s article is an exceptional primer since it details

Thought you might be interested in a recent podcast I did concerning my securities law practice.  http://web.me.com/cordpar/Client_Development_Tips/Law_Consulting_Coaching_Podcast/Entries/2011/10/28_Developing_a_Securities%2C_White_Collar_and_Complex_Litigation_Practice.html

Both the SEC and the PCAOB have proposed standards that would amend Exchange Act Rule 17a-5, to require broker-dealers and their auditors to include various schedules and financial reports with their annual audits.

The new requirements would require broker-dealers annual reports to include a financial report, a compliance report or an exemption report exam reviewed