The new presidential administration and leadership at the SEC have had significant ramifications for SEC enforcement, including a focus on environmental, social, and governance issues, digital assets, and SPAC transactions. Several notable decisions affecting private securities litigation also came down in the first half of 2021, including on rebutting the Basic presumption, the extraterritorial reach of the 1934 Act, and standing to bring suit under the 1933 Act in connection with direct listings. The latest edition of S&C’s Securities Enforcement and Litigation Update reviews and analyzes these and other recent developments in SEC enforcement and private securities litigation, including numerical trends, areas of focus, significant court decisions and COVID-related developments.
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