The Philosophy and Practice of Disclosure

  Please find the transcript to the lecture here. On October 27, 2011, Commissioner Troy A. Paredes of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, delivered the Corporate Law Center’s Twelfth Annual A.A. Sommer, Jr. Lecture on Corporate, Securities and Financial Law. The title of his lecture was “The Philosophy and Practice of Disclosure.”  

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Twelfth Annual A.A. Sommer, Jr. Lecture on Corporate, Securities and Financial Law

  Please find the video to the lecture here. Transcript: Twelfth Annual A.A. Sommer, Jr. Lecture on Corporate, Securities and Financial Law “The Philosophy and Practice of Disclosure” Commissioner Troy A. Paredes U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission October 27, 2011   Thank you for the generous introduction. And thank you to Fordham Law School for […]

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Occupy Federal Courts: Where Are the Financial Fraud Prosecutions?

In these days, following some of the most comprehensive financial instability in the history of the United States, we have seen large groups of people flocking to Occupy movements across the nation. The Occupy protests are largely an expression of a portion of society’s indictment of the financial industry and its major players. But where, […]

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What’s Worse

A white-collar criminal, in a fine suit and with a perfect smile, nefariously bamboozles a single-parent widow into investing $25,000 into a ponzi scheme. But wait, a dangerous gang member robs the same widow on the street, at gunpoint, stealing her car, jewelry, and other belongings, totaling $25,000. What’s worse? All sorts of people, teachers, […]

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H&R Blocked

In a case viewed as a test before the pending antitrust suit against AT&T, the Department of Justice (DOJ) won an injunction against the acquisition by H&R Block of the maker of TaxACT, a competitor in the home-computer tax preparation software market. The memorandum of opinion has been sealed, but the two-page Order from Judge […]

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Madoff Victims Sue JPMorgan Chase

Bernie Madoff’s $17 billion dollar Ponzi scheme may go down as the largest of its kind in history. The man himself will spend the rest of his life in federal prison. SEC has doled out punishments to eight employees who should have uncovered the fraud earlier.  But none of that will compensate the victims for […]

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How Will Europe Solve its Financial Crisis? Early Damage to the U.S. Market and Corporations.

There is alarm among U.S. corporations: why hire and invest at this moment given the enormity of the European debt crisis? There is no denying that the European economy has a substantial impact on the U.S. economy, as almost 14 percent of revenue of the 500 largest companies comes from Europe, totaling roughly $1.3 trillion. […]

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Defending Skin-in-the-Game in the Market For Residential Mortgages

Securitization of residential mortgage loans increases credit availability and liquidity as capital market funders from around the world are linked with consumer borrowers. The distance created between consumer borrower and ultimate bondholder, however, results in an originate-to-distribute model of lending that misaligns incentives and encourages shady—and even predatory—lending practices. As we all know, underwriting standards […]

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Hank Greenberg and the Fifth Amendment

Maurice “Hank” Greenberg has had three years to think about the takeover of American International Group, Inc., and now he’s fighting back, to the tune of a $25 billion. Greenberg, once considered one of the most powerful CEOs in America, was the long time chief executive of AIG. Here is the Wall Street Journal article […]

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Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition

Each spring, Fordham University School of Law hosts the Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition. Held in honor of Chief Judge Kaufman, a Fordham Alumnus who served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the Kaufman Competition has a rich tradition of bringing together complex securities law issues, […]

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