Traders Beware — The SEC Is Watching

The Securities & Exchange Commission is taking a new and aggressive position on insider trading. The message is clear: “Traders beware! We are watching.” Investigators are not only watching; they are using new tactics to hunt new targets, casting their nets to ensnare players both big and small. Several recent investigations and convictions reflect this […]

When It Comes to the FCPA, Better to Stay on the Safe Side

Last month, a federal jury in Los Angeles handed down guilty verdicts against all the defendants on trial in the well-publicized Foreign Corrupt Payments (FCPA) case against Lindsey Manufacturing. The results were devastating for the company and the individuals. The CEO and other officials, as well as Lindsey Manufacturing itself, were convicted after only a […]

Tax Withholding on Contracts May Hit Hard at Small Businesses

Lately, the federal government has launched new or expanded preference programs to benefit small businesses, enabling them to compete better with larger companies and to keep their strong foothold in the economy. However, a little-known tax provision, if it remains part of federal law, is going to have a disproportionately harmful effect on those same […]