October 2015 Archives - Going Public Lawyers

SEC Charges Nicolas Zanen and His Friend with Insider Trading

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on October 9, 2015 that it has charged Nicolas Zanen, Vice President of Trading at a subsidiary of Cheniere Energy, Inc., and his college friend, Francis van Steenberge, with insider trading in… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding Approved – Going Public Attorney

The Securities and Exchange Commission voted 3-1 to approve the long awaited equity crowdfunding rules. Equity Crowdfunding was adopted pursuant to Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Act (JOBS Act). As adopted today, the rule allows companies to… Read More

SEC Issues Trading Suspension of Locan & American Power Corp

On October 30, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced the temporary suspension of trading in the securities of American Power Corp. (AMPW) and Locan, Inc. (LOCN).  The SEC trading suspension commenced at 9:30 a.m. EDT on… Read More

What Disclosure Is Required By Rule 15c2-11?

Rule 15c2-11 under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 (Exchange Act) governs the submission and publication of quotations by brokers and dealers for OTC equity securities. Specifically, the rule applies to a broker-dealer’s initiation or resumption of… Read More

SEC Wins Summary Judgment Against Allen Smith

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on October 8, 2015 that Judge Paul Barbadoro of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire entered summary judgment in favor of the SEC on its claims… Read More

SEC Addresses Equity Crowdfunding – Going Public Attorney

On October 30, 2015, three years after The JOBS Act became law, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will vote to in an Open Meeting to consider whether to: adopt rules and forms related to the offer and… Read More

Court Enters Default Judgment Against James Erwin and Malom Group

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on October 8, 2015 that the United States District Court for the District of Nevada entered default judgments against Las Vegas-based James Erwin and his corporate entity, Las Vegas-based Joint Venture… Read More

SEC Obtains Final Judgments Against Operators of a Ponzi Scheme

On October 8, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that the Court entered final judgments on September 28, 2015, against Garfield Taylor, Jeffrey King, Garfield Taylor, Inc. (“GTI”), Gibraltar Asset Management Group, LLC (“Gibraltar”) and The… Read More

Former Executives of OCZ Technology Group Charged with Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on October 6, 2015, charged two former top executives at OCZ Technology Group, Inc. for accounting failures at the now-bankrupt seller of computer memory storage and power supply devices. In a complaint filed in… Read More