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Governing the Corporate Insiders: Improving Regulation Fair Disclosure With More Robust Guidance and Stronger Penalties for Individual Executives I Christopher Ippoliti

This article discusses the history of Regulation Fair Disclosure (Regulation FD), the problems it was intended to remedy, the scope of the regulation, and acceptable methods of disclosing material information in compliance with the rule. Part III examines specific further guidance and two investigative reports issued by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) impacting Regulation FD disclosures. In Part IV, this article sets forth a comprehensive analysis of all the specific enforcement actions pursued by the SEC and the penalties assessed against publicly traded companies and individuals for Regulation FD violations. Part V evaluates the effectiveness of the rule and discusses whether any modifications may be warranted to clarify the disclosure requirements and enforce the rule to afford more protection to investors.

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