Predictions of increased enforcement in response to the financial markets crisis appear to be coming true. Through some recent cases, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has taken aggressive steps towards earning back the public's confidence. Early signs point to enforcement of insider trading rules as one primary tool the SEC will use to reclaim its standing as the premier securities regulator. The targets of the SEC's mission will be individuals the agency believes engaged in such conduct and the institutions that lack the controls to halt insider trading before it occurs.

Please join us on Thursday, June 11, for the next 30-minute teleconference in our continuing series where we will address the SEC's attempts to fight insider trading and other emerging issues, and how to prepare for the increased enforcement in these areas.

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Mayer Brown's Global Financial Markets Initiative helps clients deal with the legal and business challenges resulting from the ongoing turbulence in worldwide financial markets. By mobilizing the firm's global resources from multiple practices and offices, the Initiative provides clients with knowledgeable and timely counsel on a broad spectrum of their legal needs.

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