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Selected Press Releases

SEC Charges Former KPMG Partner and Friend with Insider Trading


Washington, D.C., April 11, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged the former partner in charge of KPMG's Pacific Southwest audit practice and his friend with insider trading on nonpublic information about firm clients.Read more

Mary Jo White Sworn in as Chair of SEC


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


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


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


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