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Sanofi Charged With FCPA Violations

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that Paris-based pharmaceutical company Sanofi has agreed to pay more than $25 million to resolve charges that its Kazakhstan and the Middle East subsidiaries made corrupt payments to win business. According to the… Read More

SEC Charges Florida Cash Advance Company, Former CEO Carl Ruderman With Defrauding Retail Investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced charges against 1 Global Capital LLC and its former chief executive officer for allegedly defrauding at least 3,400 retail investors, more than one-third of whom invested their retirement funds. The Florida-based cash advance… Read More

Legg Mason Charged With Violating the FCPA

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that Legg Mason Inc. will pay over $34 million to resolve an SEC charge that the company violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in a scheme to bribe Libyan government officials.   According… Read More

Fee Rate Advisory #1 for Fiscal Year 2019

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that in fiscal year 2019 the fees that public companies and other issuers pay to register their securities with the Commission will be set at $121.20 per million dollars. The securities laws require… Read More

SEC Charges Unregistered Brokers Who Sold Woodbridge Securities to Main Street Investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged five individuals and four companies for unlawfully selling securities of Woodbridge Group of Companies LLC to retail investors.  Woodbridge collapsed into bankruptcy in December 2017 and the SEC previously charged the company,… Read More

SEC Charges Endurance International Group Holdings Inc. Executives With Inflating Operating Metrics

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced settled charges with two former top officers of Endurance International Group Holdings Inc. for overstating the company’s subscriber base, and charged a former executive of Constant Contact Inc. for making similar misrepresentations. … Read More

SEC Files Charges Core Performance Management LLC, RMR Asset Management Co in Municipal Bond “Flipping” and Kickback Schemes

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged two firms and 18 individuals in a scheme to improperly divert new issue municipal bonds to broker-dealers at the expense of retail investors.  According to the SEC’s complaint, the defendants – known in… Read More

Form S-1 Filing Requirements, Filing Form S-1, S-1 Offering, S-1 …

Going public  using Form S-1 or Form 1-A allows issuers to chose from a variety of offering structures. Private companies seeking to raise capital often file a registration statement on SEC Form S-1 or Form 1-A of Regulation A in connection with their going… Read More

Use of Proceeds In Form S-1 Registration Statements – Form S-1

Companies going public with Form S-1 have several options in how to structure their transaction when registering securities with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).  Form S-1 enables issuers to raise capital using the registration statement or register… Read More

Selling Shareholder Form S-1 Disclosures

Companies going public with Form S-1 or Regulation A + have a variety of structures for their transactions. Companies can sell shares in reliance upon Rule 506 of Regulation D and file a selling shareholder registration statement with the Securities and… Read More