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Recent Programs
November 5, 2020

Insider Trading: A Program Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of Chiarella v. United States

On November 5, the Society partnered with NYU Pollack Center for Law and Business and the Indiana University Mauer School of Law to sponsor a virtual symposium commemorating the 40th anniversary of Chiarella v. United States. The 2-hour program explored the fascinating backstories of the Chiarella prosecution and the Supreme Court argument as well as the SEC's and DOJ's insider trading enforcement strategies in the aftermath of the Court's ruling.

See related documents in this special exhibit.

October 21, 2020

SEC Regional Directors Roundtable

Morgan Lewis, 0ctober 21, 2020

In case you missed it... On October 21, we held our annual Morgan Lewis Presents program featuring a virtual roundtable of SEC Regional Office Directors. The panel included Richard R. Best, Director of the New York Regional Office, Marc P. Berger, Deputy Director of Enforcement and former Director of New York’s Regional Office, and Kelly L. Gibson, Director of the Philadelphia Regional Office. Morgan Lewis partner and former Regional Director of the SEC’s Philadelphia office, Jeff Boujoukos, led the discussion around current topics including how COVID-19 has impacted operations.

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New Gallery
Dr. Harwell Wells moderates SEC Enforcement Directors Roundtable, April 3, 2018

The Enforcement Division: A History

When ordinary Americans think of the Securities and Exchange Commission, they think first of enforcement – of the Agency catching stock manipulators, stopping insider trading, uncovering cooked books, and ensuring corporate integrity. This Gallery tells the story of the Division since its founding in 1972, as its attorneys were confronted again and again not only with the fraudsters who seem constantly to plague the securities markets, but with new schemes and stratagems made possible by political, economic, and technological change. – Harwell Wells, Curator

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Thank you

This new gallery is made possible through the generous financial support of Linda Chatman Thomsen, Susan G. Markel and Thomas O. Gorman. In this brief video, these contributors, and curator Harwell Wells, reflect on what the gallery means to them.


20th Anniversary of Regulation Fair Disclosure

On August 15, 2000, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted Regulation Fair Disclosure, often referred to as Regulation FD...


Permission for Use

The virtual museum and archive is copyrighted by the SEC Historical Society. The Society reserves the right to restrict access to or use of the museum by any user at any time.

Users are prohibited from sharing or downloading any material for publication or commercial purposes without written permission from the Executive Director. Requests for permission must be submitted by email and specify the material requested and for what purpose.

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