- SEC Enforcement: Where do we come from? Where are we going?
- December 6, 2017 | Author: Brian L. Rubin
- Law Firms: Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP - Washington Office; Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP - Atlanta Office
In Dan Brown’s latest best-seller, "Origin," he explores the questions: (1) Where do we come from (meaning, how did life get formed)? and (2) Where are we going (or, how will we evolve)? While the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Division of Enforcement’s “Annual Report, A Look Back at 2017” is no "Origin," "The Da Vinci Code" or even "Inferno," and co-directors of enforcement Steven Peikin and Stephanie Avakian are no Robert Langdon or Ambra Vidal (as far as we know), the SEC has raised "Origin"-like questions and answers.Without the chase scenes, conspiracy theories and symbolism of a Dan Brown book, in their article for Law360, Eversheds Sutherland Partner Brian Rubin and Securities Litigation Consultant Gregory Amoroso focus on certain past priorities of the SEC and current (and possibly future) enforcement actions.