MCDC Settlements with Issuers
Today, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) entered into cease‐and‐desist settlement orders with 71 municipal issuers and obligated persons, across 45 states, that had self‐reported pursuant to the SEC’s Division of Enforcement’s Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation (“MCDC”) Initiative. The SEC had previously settled, in three separate announcements, with 72 underwriting firms, which the SEC has noted comprised approximately 96% of the market share for municipal underwritings. It is unclear from today’s SEC press release whether there will be additional settlement orders with other municipal issuers and obligated persons.
Also of Interest
- SEC Staff Guidance Regarding Secondary Market Disclosure
This Advisory provides a summary and analysis of the recent Staff Legal Bulletin from the SEC’s Office of Municipal Securities.
- Hawkins Attorneys to co-chair and moderate The Bond Buyer’s National Outlook 2020 Conference
Howard Zucker will be co-chairing the Bond Buyer's 2020 National Outlook Conference. This annual event brings together specialists and professionals from every corner of the public finance industry.
- Carol McCoog Elected to the American College of Bond Counsel
Carol McCoog has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel (ACBC).
- Hawkins Attorneys are part of NABL’s SEC Rule 15c2-12 Working Group
Brian Garzione, Carol McCoog and Kenneth Roberts were part of the National Association of Bond Lawyers working group, that released the paper titled “SEC Rule 15c2-12 Amendments NABL Member Questions and Practical Considerations”.