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SEC Taking Hard Look at Private Equity

June 02, 2016

By Nicolas Morgan, Sam Puathasnanon, and Thomas Zaccaro

In recent months, through public statements by commissioners and other senior officials and enforcement actions, the Securities and Exchange Commission has demonstrated its intensifying enforcement focus on private equity firms. Most recently, Andrew Ceresney, the director of the SEC's Division of Enforcement, addressed a gathering of securities and in-house professionals to explain the SEC's newest enforcement priority.