- You're Hired! What Judge Kavanaugh’s Nomination May Mean For the SEC’s Enforcement Program
- July 30, 2018 | Authors: Melissa L. Fox; Brian L. Rubin; Adam C. Pollet
- Law Firms: Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP - Washington Office; Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP - Atlanta Office; Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP - Washington Office
On the night of Monday, July 9, President Donald Trump interrupted one of America’s most-watched reality television shows, "The Bachelorette," to deliver his own metaphorical final rose to D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his choice to replace retiring US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Trump, a veteran of reality television, used his broadcast to introduce Judge Kavanaugh to America and the world, and to tell the judge, in front of millions, “You’re hired.” Immediately, the news and social media were abuzz about what a Supreme Court with Judge Kavanaugh would do on social “hot button” issues. Somewhat less discussed is how a future Justice Kavanaugh may impact securities enforcement matters.In their article for Law360, Eversheds Sutherland attorneys Brian Rubin, Adam Pollet, Melissa Fox and Amber Unwala discuss how Judge Kavanaugh will likely have a significant impact on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and its enforcement program for years to come.