Why Intellectual Property is Important and What it Means for Your Business

Among the more frequently overlooked aspects of running a business is the importance of proactive steps to legally protect your products, services, and unique ideas. Advisors are justifiably preoccupied with clients and employees but safeguarding your firm’s intellectual property (IP) … Read More

Red Flags: How to Prepare Your Team for an SEC Visit

The financial securities industry has an ever-changing regulatory environment. That’s why it’s critical that advisors are proactive about keeping up with the latest regulations, anticipating their implications for real-world scenarios, and understanding how to meet the expectations of the U.S. … Read More

Additional Document Production: Key Elements to the Secondary Request

One common misconception about responding to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC’s”) initial request for documents as part of an examination or routine sweep is that the document production phase has ended. On occasion, it has basically just begun. … Read More

Do’s and Don’ts of Document Production For the SEC

Although not comprehensive, the team at Jacko Law Group, PC (“JLG”) believe the following list provides a great starting point for firms on what to do and what not to do during document production for review by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) Division of Examinations.… Read More

Tips on How to Produce the Right Document for an Examination

Firms registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), should regularly ask themselves when – not if – they will be examined. With that in mind, the team at Jacko Law Group, PC (“JLG”) has a few best practices on how to prepare for the SEC’s inevitable request for document production.… Read More

Important Actions to Take When Responding to an SEC Deficiency Letter

A deficiency letter from the SEC isn’t the end of the world. A significant majority of firms find one in their mail months after examiners have come and gone. The most SEC common findings include compliance shortcomings related to the protection of senior investors, business continuity plans, and cybersecurity. … Read More

The Most Common Outcomes from an SEC Examination

Compliance officers and senior management tend to express relief once the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) Division of Examinations (“EXAMS”) ends its preliminary exit interview of their firm. Even if you’ve provided all requested documentation and answered all questions confidently, sometimes the most excruciating part of the exam process begins once SEC staff walks out your door.… Read More

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