Today we continue our weekly installment highlighting the best of the corporate and securities blogosphere from this past week. If there are any corporate or securities blogs you think should be highlighted by our Top 5, please comment on this post and we’ll check them out!
1) Deal Book: Building a Criminal Case in the MF Global Affair - This post discusses the potential of criminal charges in the MF Global matter as the white-collar crime investigation continues.
2) Federal Securities Law Blog: JOBS Act Update: Crowdfunding - This post discusses the implications of the JOBS Act on the securities laws, specifically the new securities regulation exemption known as “crowdfunding”.
3) The Corporate Counsel.net: Stock Act: For $9 Million, Congress to Have Own Trading Database Open to the Public – This post reports on the new Congressional trading database being set up as required by the STOCK Act.
4) Jim Hamilton’s Blog: Supreme Court Rejects Section 16(b) Tolling Based Solely on Failure to File Insider – Disclosures – This post discusses the Supreme Court’s decision that in a Section 16(b) case, equitable tolling ceases when fraudulently concealed facts are, or should have been, discovered by the plaintiff.
5) Forbes: Revenge of the Muppets: This post takes a look at whether or not public scrutiny via social media has had a significant impact on Goldman Sachs after a Goldman Sachs’ executive’s resignation letter was published by the New York Times. The post discusses the question: “…from a business standpoint, to what extent should Goldman Sachs really need to be concerned?”