Articles by Sarah N. Lynch

SEC Hackers Took Advantage of Firms Using Authentic Data for Testing: Reuters Exclusive

Hackers breached the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s computer system last year by taking advantage of companies that used authentic financial data when they were testing the agency’s corporate filing system, according to sources familiar with the matter. The Federal …

SEC Discloses It Was Hacked, Now Fears Hackers Used Data for Illicit Trading

Wall Street’s top regulator faced questions on Thursday about its defenses against cyber criminals after admitting hackers breached its electronic database of corporate announcements and may have used it for insider trading. The incursion at the Securities and Exchange Commission …

SEC Commissioner Blasts Labor Department’s Fiduciary Rule

A Republican regulator at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission urged the Labor Department on Tuesday to scrap its fiduciary rule, which aims to reduce conflicts of interest when brokers offer retirement advice, saying it was misguided. In a comment …

Supreme Court to Review Retaliation Protections for Whistleblowers

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to take up a case that promises broad implications for when corporate insiders who blow the whistle on alleged misconduct can be shielded from retaliation by their employers. The justices will hear Digital …

Supreme Court Hands Wall Street Victory in Curbing SEC Disgorgement Remedy

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday scaled back the Securities and Exchange Commission’s power to recover ill-gotten profits from defendants’ misconduct, handing Wall Street firms a victory and dealing another blow to the regulator’s enforcement powers. In a 9-0 ruling, …

Insurers Push to Keep Industry Expert Woodall on U.S. Regulatory Council

With no sign of a replacement in the works, the U.S. insurance industry is pushing to prevent the departure of a key figure on the federal body that determines how large insurance companies are regulated. Roy Woodall, the sole independent …

Trump Administration to Delay Fiduciary Rule by 60 Days

The U.S. Labor Department will delay implementation of its “fiduciary” rule by 60 days while it undertakes a review on whether the rule may hinder Americans’ ability to get access to retirement investment advice, according to a filing in the …

Trump Labor Chief Nominee Puzder Loses Republican Support, Withdraws

In a blow to President Donald Trump as he tries to assemble his administration, his nominee for labor secretary, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his name from consideration on Wednesday amid concerns that he could not garner enough Senate votes to be …

U.S. Court Deals Opponents of Obama Fiduciary Rule a Setback

A U.S. federal judge on Wednesday upheld an Obama-era rule designed to avoid conflicts of interests when brokers give retirement advice, in a possible setback for President Donald Trump’s efforts to scale back government regulation. The stinging 81-page ruling comes …

Labor Department’s Wells Fargo Whistleblower Site Taken Down

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren on Friday accused the U.S. Labor Department of dismantling a website designed to help Wells Fargo workers file whistleblower retaliation and other complaints against the bank, and asked the department to reinstate it. In her letter …