Companies Heed SEC Call for Self -Reporting, but Want Clear Perks
Some companies choose to cooperate with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission once they realize they have violated securities laws.
However, there remains ambiguity around regulators' approach to imposing penalties on cooperating entities, especially since several companies recently incurred significant penalties after self-reporting. In speaking with a Bloomberg Law reporter about the issue, Celia Cohen suggested this ongoing confusion could deter other companies from cooperating with the regulator in the future.
Ms. Cohen is a member of Ballard Spahr's Securities Enforcement and Corporate Governance Litigation and White Collar Defense/Internal Investigations teams.
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