Securities Law

What Will the (Securities) Rules Look Like?

, The Legal Intelligencer


As of Jan. 20, 2017, a new ­administration took over the White House and Republicans control both Houses of Congress. This power shift raises a number of questions, not the least of which is, what will securities laws and securities law enforcement look like in the coming years? After eight years of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) being led by former enforcement regulators and criminal prosecutors, ­commentators assume that the administration change marks a pivot toward securities deregulation and reduced enforcement.

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