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Monday, April 28, 2014

Shepro on the SEC

Mary McAllister Shepro has posted Old-Fashioned Deterrence: Why the SEC's New Policy Could Actually 'Bring the Swagger Back' to the Commission on SSRN with the following abstract:

This Paper sheds light on the potential ramifications of the new SEC enforcement policy requiring wrongdoers to admit guilt and assesses the deterrent capacity of the new policy. Overall, this Paper concludes that requiring certain wrongdoers to admit guilt is not as catastrophic for defendants or the SEC as some critics suggest. It further argues that the potential for deterring violations of the federal securities laws is great enough to support the SEC’s new policy.

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