Time Limits on SEC Enforcement Actions: The Supreme Court Ruling in Gabelli v. SEC (PDF)
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The Supreme Court rejects the efforts of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") effort to extend the five year statute of limitations for imposing a civil penalty by engrafting a discovery exception onto the statute.
Thomas O. Gorman is a Partner, resident in the Washington D.C. office of Dorsey & Whitney, LLP. He is the co-chair of the firm's Anticorruption and FCPA practice group, the co-chair of the ABA White Collar Securities Fraud Subcommittee, a former SEC enforcement official and publishes a blog which monitors and analyzes SEC and DOJ securities enforcement trends, www.SECactions.com.
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