Global Investigations Review - The law and practice of international investigations

SEC: under pressure

By Adam Dobrik

24 November 2014

SEC: under pressure Credit: William Warby on Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

The SEC continues to take an aggressive and creative approach to enforcement, despite a string of trial losses and relatively weak settlements. But with agency staff effectively discouraged from dropping weak cases, there are concerns that the agency is failing to exercise sufficient restraint in the cases it brings.