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Selected Press Releases

SEC Seeks Comment on Investor Testing Regarding Target Date Retirement Funds

04/03/2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today said it is seeking comment on the results of investor testing regarding target date retirement funds. The Commission will consider the comments before acting on a proposal it issued in 2010 intended to enhance the information provided to individuals investing in such funds.Read more

SEC Sues Two Executives in Texas to Recover Bonuses and Stock Profits Received During Accounting Fraud

04/02/2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today sued two former executives at an Austin, Texas-based surgical products manufacturer to recover bonus compensation and stock sale profits they received during an accounting fraud at the company.Read more

SEC Charges Medical Device Company Biomet with Foreign Bribery

03/26/2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Warsaw, Ind.-based medical device company Biomet Inc. with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) when its subsidiaries and agents bribed public doctors in Argentina, Brazil, and China for nearly a decade to win business.Read more

SEC Issues Risk Alert on Strengthening Practices for Underwriting of Municipal Securities, and Investor Bulletin on Municipal Bonds

03/19/2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today issued a Risk Alert on compliance measures to help broker-dealers fulfill their due-diligence duties when underwriting offerings of municipal securities. The agency also issued an Investor Bulletin to help educate investors about municipal bonds. Read more

SEC Charges Senior Executives at California-Based Firm in Stock Lending Scheme

03/15/2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged two senior executives and their California-based firm with defrauding officers and directors at publicly-traded companies in an elaborate $8 million stock lending scheme.Read more