Bridging the Week by Gary DeWaal: May 15 to 19 and May 22, 2017 (Unintended Consequences; Ransomware; Insider Trading; Alleged Lying)

Published Date: May 22, 2017

Unintended consequences of seemingly innocuous amendments to a CME Group rule regarding order entry into the Globex electronic matching system could impose an extremely difficult burden and increased potential liability on clearing members for direct access clients they authorize. Moreover, while many firms struck by the ransomware WannaCry two weeks ago continued to struggle with recovering corrupted data, the US Department of Homeland Security, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the UK Financial Conduct Authority issued useful guidance to help minimize the potential destructive impact of future malware attacks. As a result, the following matters are covered in this week’s edition of Bridging the Week:

There will be no publication of Bridging the Week on May 29 because of Memorial Day.

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Gary DeWaal

Gary DeWaal is currently Special Counsel with Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP in its New York office focusing on financial services regulatory matters. He provides advisory services and assists with investigations and litigation.

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