This is “Securities Regulation”, chapter 26 from the book The Legal Environment and Foundations of Business Law (v. 1.0).
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In , we examined state law governing a corporation’s issuance and transfer of stock. In , we covered the liability of directors and officers. This chapter extends and ties together the themes raised in and by examining government regulation of securities and insider trading. Both the registration and the trading of securities are highly regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). A violation of a securities law can lead to severe criminal and civil penalties. But first we examine the question, Why is there a need for securities regulation?