Over the past year, the SEC’s enforcement priorities under Chairman Gary Gensler and Enforcement Director Gurbir Grewal have continued to develop, with an emphasis on climate change and other ESG issues, cryptocurrency, SPACs, market manipulation and recordkeeping. Many areas with increased SEC enforcement have also seen more private securities litigation. Despite growth in these areas, private securities litigation class action filings have fallen overall.
S&C’s Securities Enforcement and Litigation Update provides a detailed analysis of these and other recent developments in both SEC enforcement and private securities litigation.
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