Category Archives: Securities Law

Amanda M. Rose & Larry J. LeBlanc, Policing Public Companies: an Empirical Examination of the Enforcement Landscape and the Role Played by State Securities Regulators

Multiple different securities law enforcers can pursue U.S. public companies for the same misconduct. These enforcers include a variety of federal agencies, class action attorneys, and derivative litigation attorneys, as well as fifty separate state regulators. Scholars and policy makers … Continue reading

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Steven J. Cleveland, Resurrecting Deference to the Securities and Exchange Commission: Mark Cuban and Trading on Inside Information

By applying the Supreme Court‘s administrative law jurisprudence to the examination of the validity of Rule 10b5-2(b)(1)—a rule recently adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission)—this Article fills a significant gap in the existing literature. To date, commentators have … Continue reading

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Stuart R. Cohn, The New Crowdfunding Registration Exemption: Good Idea, Bad Execution

Title III of the JOBS Act, signed by President Obama on April 5, 2012, sets forth a new exemption from federal and state securities registration for so-called “crowdfunding” promotions. Crowdfunding is an increasingly popular form of raising capital through broad-based … Continue reading

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Steven L. Schwarcz, Compensating Market Value Losses: Rethinking the Theory of Damages in a Market Economy

63 Fla. L. Rev. 1053 (2011)| | | ARTICLE :: The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the Toyota car recalls have highlighted an important legal anomaly that has been overlooked by scholars: judicial inconsistency and confusion in ruling whether … Continue reading

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Adam Denver Griffin, The Federal Sentencing Guidelines’ Abuse of Trust Enhancement: An Argument for the Professional Discretion Approach

63 Fla. L. Rev. 457 (2011)| |   | | INTRODUCTION :: In a national issue of first impression for the circuit courts, the Eleventh Circuit, in United States v. Louis, held that a federally licensed firearm dealer who knowingly sells … Continue reading

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Sung Hui Kim, Naked Self-Interest? Why the Legal Profession Resists Gatekeeping

63 Fla. L. Rev. 129 (2011)| | | | ABSTRACT :: This Article asks and answers the following question: why does the legal profession resist gatekeeping? Or, put another way, why do lawyers resist duties that require them to act … Continue reading

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