Category Archives: Securities Law

Andrew Brady Spalding, Unwitting Sanctions: Understanding Anti-Bribery Legislation as Economic Sanctions Against Emerging Markets

62 Fla. L. Rev. 351 (2010) |   |   |   | ABSTRACT :: Although the purpose of international anti-bribery legislation, particularly the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), is to deter bribery, empirical evidence demonstrates a problematic collateral … Continue reading

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Brent J. Horton, In Defence of Private-Label Mortgage-Backed Securities

61 Fla. L. Rev. 827 (2009) | | | | ABSTRACT :: The House Financial Services Committee recently concluded that lack of regulation of private-label mortgage-backed securities (MBS) is to blame for the unsustainable housing bubble that peaked in mid-2006-and … Continue reading

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Dustin G. Hall, The Elephant in the Room: Dangers of Hedge Funds in our Financial Markets

60 Fla. L. Rev. 183 (2008) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Hedge funds are our modern titans of industry, and like their predecessors they now represent the best and the worst of the new global economy. These minimally regulated … Continue reading

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Ann Morales Olazábal & Patricia Sanchez Abril, In Honor Of Walter O. Weyrauch: The Ubiquity of Greed: A Contextual Model for Analysis of Scienter?

60 Fla. L. Rev. 401 (2008) | | | | ABSTRACT :: Some securities fraud plaintiffs contend that greed-in the form of perpetuating a prestigious executive position, ensuring a gainful bonus, or maintaining the appearance of corporate profitability-is a bona … Continue reading

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Lindsay Roshkind, Interpreting I.R.C. § 67(e): The Supreme Court’s Attempt to Nail Investment Advisory Fees to the “Floor”

60 Fla. L. Rev. 961 (2008) | | | | TEXT :: In the process of statutory interpretation, a court must determine “whether the language at issue has a plain and unambiguous meaning with regard to the particular dispute in … Continue reading

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Verity Winship, Fair Funds and the SEC’s Compensation of Injured Investors

60 Fla. L. Rev. 1103 (2008) | | | | ABSTRACT :: The Fair Fund provision of Sarbanes-Oxley allows the SEC to distribute money penalties to injured investors, heralding a new compensatory role for the agency. The SEC has announced … Continue reading

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