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Unhelpful to threaten SEC with trial, says enforcement director

By Adam Dobrik

10 May 2018

Unhelpful to threaten SEC with trial, says enforcement director The US Securities and Exchange Commission's headquarters in Washington, DC. (Credit: Scott S on Flickr (CC BY 2.0))

Steven Peiken, the SEC’s co-enforcement director, says it’s rarely productive for defence counsel to threaten litigation when meeting with the agency to discuss a possible enforcement action.