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When is 4 Greater than 5?
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The Foregone Conclusion Doctrine Overriding the Fifth Amendment. Bragança Law LLC | September 8, 2023. Many legal ”experts” warn people to add a passcode lock to their phone if they suspect they will be arrested, or change to a passcode if they have a biometric lock. This summer, however, Illinois became the latest state to…

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New Risks for Whistleblowers
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Bragança Law LLC | June 23, 2023 In May 2023, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced a record $279 million award to a whistleblower for providing “invaluable assistance” in a successful SEC enforcement action. Other than the fact that it was making the award, the SEC has not provided many details as to the circumstances…

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What Should a Potential Whistleblower Know Before Blowing the Whistle?
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Who is a Whistleblower? A whistleblower is someone who reports illegal activity in either the public or private sector to the Securities and Exchange Commission – the SEC – or other government agency. Before you report a violation of the law, consult an SEC whistleblower attorney to ensure that you have the maximum legal protection…

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FTC Seeks to Limit Non-Compete Provisions Imposed on Employees 
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What are Non-Compete Provisions? Non-compete provisions are contractual terms that prohibit an employee from working for a competitor of the current company. The purpose is to protect a company’s proprietary information – like customer lists or trade secrets – from being used by a competitor.  What Did the Federal Trade Commission Propose? On January 5,…

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Does Receiving a Rule 8210 Letter Mean You are Under Investigation for FINRA Violations?
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The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is a private, self-regulatory organization that regulates member brokerage firms and exchange markets. Just because you receive a Rule 8210 letter does not mean FINRA will charge you with violation of its rules or violation of securities laws. Nevertheless, the way you respond to a Rule 8210 letter can…

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What Laws Govern the Securities Industry?
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We aggressively protect our client’s rights, whether they’re businesses, investors, financial professionals, or whistleblowers. The tools of our trade are federal and state laws that regulate the securities industry and protect those who may be abused by it. Other laws or legal doctrines may also apply to participants in the securities industry. They include state…

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Why Cooperate With the SEC?
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What should we make of the SEC bringing settled charges against Kim Kardashian for violating the antitouting provisions of the federal securities laws? In the first place, it is not surprising that the SEC brought these charges or that Kardashian settled. Almost immediately after Kardashian made her June 13, 2021 Instagram post about cryptocurrency Emax,…

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Attorney David O’Toole Joins Bragança Law
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Bragança Law is proud to announce the addition of attorney David O’Toole to our legal team. Before joining Bragança Law, since 1998, David O’Toole was a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Midwest Region Senior Staff Attorney. He has considerable experience with antitrust and consumer protection litigation. David was the lead attorney on more than thirty investigations…

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Lisa Bragança Appears in “Apes Together Strong” GameStop Investment Documentary
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“Apes together strong” is a popular quote from the 2011 science fiction film Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and it is one of the mottoes of Reddit’s r/WallStreetBets community, day traders, and retail investors who refer to themselves as “apes” in contrast to Wall Street’s experts. The subreddit made financial headlines when members…

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As an investor and fiduciary, I have worked with Lisa in several capacities over the last 15 years. Lisa’s diverse background from her tenure as an attorney for the SEC, and in private practice – working on...

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