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Selected Press Releases

Mary Jo White Sworn in as Chair of SEC

04/10/2013

Washington, D.C., April 10, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Mary Jo White was sworn in this morning as the 31st Chair of the SEC.Read more

SEC Charges Former Medical Device Company Employee for Illegally Tipping Brother with Quarterly Earnings Data

04/08/2013

Washington, D.C., April 8, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a former employee at a California-based medical device manufacturer with illegally tipping confidential financial data to her brother, who illegally traded in the company's stock and enabled his hedge fund clients to do the same.Read more

SEC Says Social Media OK for Company Announcements if Investors Are Alerted

04/02/2013

Washington, D.C., April 2, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today issued a report that makes clear that companies can use social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter to announce key information in compliance with Regulation Fair Disclosure (Regulation FD) so long as investors have been alerted about which social media will be used to disseminate such information.Read more

SEC Charges Sigma Capital Portfolio Manager with Insider Trading

03/29/2013

Washington, D.C., March 29, 2013 —The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Michael Steinberg, a portfolio manager at New York-based hedge fund advisory firm Sigma Capital Management, with trading on inside information ahead of quarterly earnings announcements by Dell and Nvidia Corporation.Read more

Foreign Traders Agree to Pay $3.3 Million to Settle Charges in Nexen Insider Trading Case

03/29/2013

Washington, D.C., March 29, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that a Chinese businessman and his wife whose trading accounts were frozen last year as part of a major insider trading case have agreed to settle charges that they loaded up on the securities of Nexen Inc. while in possession of nonpublic information about an impending announcement that the company was being acquired by China-based CNOOC Ltd.Read more