Tuesday, January 14, 2020

2019 year in review: Blog Tracker hot topics

By Lene Powell, J.D.

In Securities hot topics in 2019: A whirlwind expert review, we look back at blog posts by securities practitioners and other experts for insights on trends and developments in 2019, including:
  • continued dramatic growth of securities litigation and calls for reform;
  • the SEC’s adoption of Regulation Best Interest and related Form CRS and interpretations regarding the duties broker-dealers and advisers owe to customers;
  • corporate governance hot spots, including controversial proposed SEC rules on proxy advice and shareholder proposals, as well as continued debate on the role of ESG (environmental-social-governance) in corporate social responsibility; and
  • an emerging legal framework for digital assets and cryptocurrencies.