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Banking & Financial Services

03 December 2019
Michael D Birnbaum Supreme Court will decide courts' authority to order disgorgement in SEC enforcement cases

USA - Morrison & Foerster LLP

The Supreme Court recently granted a writ of certiorari to address whether the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may obtain disgorgement in civil injunctive actions filed in the federal courts. How the court resolves this question may have a significant impact not only on the SEC's enforcement programme, but also on a wide array of other federal regulators that rely on courts invoking similar equitable authority to fashion remedies.

Authors: Michael D Birnbaum, Joel Haims, Jina Choi, Jordan Eth
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