Jenner & Block

“How COVID-19 May Influence SEC's Enforcement Analysis,” Law360

In this article, Jenner & Block Partner Charles D. Riely and Associate Grace Signorelli-Cassady explain that a key part of the SEC’s work is economic analysis, which will require adjustments when addressing misconduct related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The agency, for example, has brought charges against companies and CEOs for issuing false press releases about products claiming to combat COVID-19 and has halted trading of numerous stocks.  “As the SEC continues to pursue these cases, it will face a number of unique and complicated analytical issues in weighing the strength of potential charges,” the authors observe.  They wrote the article with Scott Walster, a principal at Global Economics Group LLC.