Corporate Insurance Law

SEC Disgorgement: Is It Insurable?

, New York Law Journal


In their Corporate Insurance Law column, Howard Epstein and Theodore Keyes discuss 'Kokesh v. SEC,' where the U.S. Supreme Court held that the SEC's use of disgorgement of profits as a remedy in an enforcement action constitutes a penalty that is subject to the federal five-year statute of limitations. They write: The question at issue for the Kokesh court was whether SEC disgorgement is a penalty. The question for the insurance community is whether it is insurable. The question for us is whether these two issues may overlap.

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