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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.