Securities Class Action Filings—2021 Year in Review
Plaintiffs filed far fewer securities class action complaints in 2021 than in the previous year.
These indices of securities class action filings characterize the intensity of securities litigation activity through time.
SEC Cryptocurrency Enforcement: 2021 Update
Under the new administration, the SEC has continued its role as one of the main regulators in the cryptocurrency space.
SEC Maintains Focus on Cryptocurrency Enforcement under Chair Gensler
New administration brings first-of-their-kind cryptocurrency enforcement actions.
The Gensler SEC: Policy, Progress, and Problems
Cornerstone Research hosted a virtual presentation by Joseph Grundfest of Stanford Law School, former SEC Commissioner Robert Jackson Jr., and former SEC Chair Mary Jo White.
SEC Actions against Public Companies and Subsidiaries Declined Again in FY 2021
Monetary settlements imposed in FY 2021 totaled $1.8 billion.
SEC Enforcement Activity: Public Companies and Subsidiaries—Fiscal Year 2021 Update
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed fewer enforcement actions against public companies and subsidiaries in fiscal year 2021, the lowest total in seven years.
SEC Cryptocurrency Enforcement: Q3 2021 Update
Under the Biden administration, the SEC continues to be active in policing the cryptocurrency space with 19 enforcement actions related to cryptocurrency brought in the first nine months of 2021.
Hussein v. QSI et al.
The jury awarded our clients a complete defense verdict in the first case involving a “holder’s claim” to reach trial in California.
Cornerstone Research Connects: SEC Cryptocurrency Enforcement—Q3 2013–Q4 2020
The authors discuss key trends of the SEC’s enforcement actions against digital asset market participants.
Securities Class Action Filings—2021 Midyear Assessment
Plaintiffs filed 112 new securities class action lawsuits in federal and state courts in the first half of 2021.
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