The SEC at a Crossroads: Can Things Be Turned Around?

Over the past fifteen years, the SEC’s reputation has been routinely sullied – in the press, by the Courts and certainly in the halls of Congress. Although the mud slung at the SEC has intensified since the 2008 financial crisis and revelations of the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme, the Commission’s problems began well before then.  Particularly, the Enron and scandals forced editors to move journalists into the financial realm where bashing the SEC became good copy. More and more, the SEC has been losing major decisions in the Courts.  Professor John Coffee of Columbia Law School recently indicated that … Read more

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Editor's Tweet: Broc Romanek, editor of, opines on whether the SEC can turns things around.