303Jun 26, 2012
JOBS Act Implementation
Panelists testified on the effects of the implementation of the JOBS Act on crowd funding, an Internet-based mechanism for small businesses and others to raise money.
537Dec 1, 2011
Congressional Insider Trading Information
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee heard testimony on laws that prohibit members of Congress and their staffs from trading on information they obtain as lawmakers and ...
2,358May 4, 2010
Criminal Prosecutions for Financial Fraud
Legal experts testified about potential legal means to prosecute Wall Street brokers for fraud when they act against the interests of clients. Following their testimony, Assistant Attorney ...
925Dec 9, 2009
Madoff Ponzi Scheme and Investor Protection
Witnesses testified about the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme and possible legislation that would revise investor protections.
433Aug 5, 2009
Credit Rating Agencies
Witnesses testified on the role of credit rating agencies in the financial crisis, and what changes might be made to their oversight. Credit rating agencies have come under criticism because of ...
511Jan 27, 2009
Investment Securities Fraud
Witnesses testified about investment practices and alleged criminal fraud by Madoff Investment Securities. They focused on operating procedures used by the firm, the performance of federal ...
74Jul 10, 2006
Corporate Governance of American Businesses
Two groups of panelists discussed the effects on U.S. financial markets of the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act passed in response to corporate and accounting scandals involving major U.S. ...
11Jul 1, 2002
Ramifications of Federal Oversight
Mr. Coffee discussed the possible ramifications of increased federal oversight of corporations versus industry self-regulation. He promoted strong government action as opposed to ...
3,388Dec 18, 2001
Financial Collapse of Enron
Witnesses, including several retirees, testified about the issues surrounding the collapse of the Enron Corporation. Among the topics addressed were the inability to sell company stock during ...