As surely as little boys on sleds follow the first snowfall, the departure of Mary Schapiro as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission has occasioned one fawning encomium after another from the press.
The North Carolina Utilities Commission hired Jenner & Block Chairman Anton Valukas to aid in its probe of whether it was misled when it approved Duke Energy Corp.’s takeover of Progress Energy Inc., the law firm said.
Richard Fuld, the former chief executive officer of defunct Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., said the Wall Street firm reported certain repo transactions as sales because accounting rules required it to do so.
Robert Byman, the Jenner & Block LLP partner who represented Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.’s bankruptcy examiner Anton Valukas, is conducting the National Futures Association’s internal review of its auditing procedures and its oversight of bankrupt Peregrine Financial Group Inc.
Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. may have grounds to sue Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Barclays Plc after they demanded $1.2 billion in additional margin to assume trading positions auctioned by a Chicago exchange, bankruptcy examiner Anton Valukas said.
Anton Valukas, the examiner who wrote a 2,209-page report about the downfall of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. , will ask the bankruptcy judge at a June 17 hearing to give him a release, prevent anyone from suing him and his lawyers, and prohibit anyone from calling him as a witness.
HSBC Holdings Plc’s head of group compliance, David Bagley, told a Senate hearing he will step down amid charges the bank gave terrorists, drug cartels and criminals access to the U.S. financial system by failing to guard against money laundering.
Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. was sued for an “abuse” of repurchase agreements that effectively “looted” $450 million from a Bermuda reinsurance unit when the assets were pledged to the unit’s biggest lender.