Senators Question President’s Pick for OIRA Administrator

Howard Shelanski questioned on delays, retrospective review, and role for cost-benefit analysis.

OMB Releases Draft of Annual Report on Regulation’s Impacts

Major rules, especially EPA’s, potentially create enormous net benefits.

Start-up Companies Await SEC Guidance on Equity Crowdfunding

Commission balances spurring investments with protecting investors.

Week in Review

TSA defends security changes, judge blocks NY soda restrictions, and more.

Week in Review

FHFA proposes alternative to Fannie and Freddie, TSA to allow pocket knives onto planes, and more.

Empowering the SEC to Stop Corporate Fraud

Scholars propose SEC response to the failure of private anti-fraud mechanisms.

Three Thousand Whistleblowers Alert SEC to Wrongdoing

Annual report reviews first year of a securities whistleblower program.

House Bill Aims to Merge the SEC and CFTC

New “Securities and Derivatives Commission” proposed by Barney Frank.

SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro is Stepping Down

President Obama names SEC Commissioner Elisse Walter to assume role of Chairman.

Week in Review

FDA widens meningitis drug warnings, CFPB pursues rules on reverse mortgages, and more.

Discussion of Securities Market “Kill Switch” Dominates SEC Roundtable

Experts discuss ways to freeze trading to stop runaway computer errors.

The SEC’s Quest for Informational Symmetry

Penn Law professor concludes Regulation FD has reduced selective disclosure.