White-Collar Crime

SEC's View on Statute of Limitations Faces Another Test

, New York Law Journal


White-Collar Crime columnists Robert J. Anello and Richard F. Albert write that given the SEC's increasing reliance on civil disgorgement actions to secure financial recoveries and the expansive breadth of rulings delineating what a defendant can be required to disgorge, the Supreme Court's upcoming decision in 'Kokesh v. SEC' on whether disgorgement is a punitive remedy and covered by the five-year limitations period or an equitable remedy and beyond the statute will have a significant impact on the the agency's enforcement practice and defendants' financial exposure in such cases.

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