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SEC Files Charges in Trading Scheme Involving Confidential Government Information

10:50 am Eastern | U.S. News

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced charges in an alleged insider trading scheme involving tips of nonpublic information about government plans to cut Medicare reimbursement rates, which affected the stock prices of certain publicly traded medical providers or suppliers. The SEC’s complaint alleges that David Blaszczak, a former government employee turned political intelligence consultant, obtained key confidential details about upcoming decisions by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from his close friend and former colleague at the agency, Christopher Worrall.  According to the SEC’s complaint, Worrall serves as a health insurance specialist in the Center for Medicare and tipped Blaszczak about at least three pending CMS decisions that affected the amount of money that companies receive from Medicare to provide services or products related to cancer treatments or kidney dialysis.  Blaszczak allegedly tipped two analysts at a hedread more »

Press Releases: United States and Japan Hold Nonproliferation Dialogue in Tokyo

8:30 am Eastern | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 24, 2017 The United States and Japan held their fifth annual Nonproliferation Dialogue in Tokyo, May 23-24. The annual meeting is one of several exchanges the United States and Japan hold each year to strengthen bilateral cooperation to address the threat posed by the proliferation of sensitive dual-use technologies, weapons of mass destruction, and their means of delivery. Interagency experts from both sides met to discuss a rangeread more »

Press Releases: On the Occasion of the State of Eritrea's National Day

8:27 am Eastern | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC May 24, 2017 On behalf of the government and the people of the United States, congratulations to the people of Eritrea on the 26th anniversary of your nation on May 24th. As the country celebrates, we share the hopes of the Eritrean people for a free, peaceful, and productive future. read more »

Press Releases: On-the-Record-Briefing: The President's Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of State and USAID

23 May 17:32 | US Politics and Govt

Special Briefing Douglas Pitkin, Director, Bureau of Budget and Planning, U.S. Department of State; Hari Sastry, Director, Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources, U.S. Department of State; and Peter A. Wiebler, Acting Director, Office of Budget and Resource Management, U.S. Agency for International Development on the President's Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of State and USAID Via Teleconference May 23, 2017 MS NAUERT: All right. John, thank you, and thank you, everybody, for joining us for this call. Today the President requested $37.6 billion for the State Department and alread more »

Press Releases: Department of State and USAID FY 2018 Budget Request

23 May 14:56 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC May 23, 2017 Today, President Trump requested $37.6 billion for the Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) budget in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. This budget request reflects the President’s “America First” agenda that prioritizes the well-being of Americans, bolsters U.S. national security, secures our borders, and advances U.S. economic interestsread more »

SEC and MSRB to Hold Webinar on Series 50 Exam for Municipal Advisors

23 May 14:45 | U.S. News

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) today announced a joint educational webinar to assist municipal advisors with understanding their professional qualification requirements. The live webinar, scheduled for Thursday, June 15, 2017, from 3-4 p.m. ET, will provide information on signing up for the MSRB's Municipal Advisor Representative Qualification Examination (Series 50 exam), preparing to take the Series 50 exam, and fulfilling municipal advisor firms' SEC registration obligations. "Providing and maintaining accurate and up-to-date information on municipal advisor firms' initial registration forms and subsequent amendments is essential to ensuring the effectiveness of the municipal advisor registration system," said Jessica Kane, Director of the SEC's Office of Municipal Securities. "In particular, information about associated persons on Form MA-I promotes confidence in the municipal advisor registration regime read more »

Press Releases: Government of Hungary's Legislation Impacting Central European University

23 May 09:17 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC May 23, 2017 The United States again urges the Government of Hungary to suspend implementation of its amended higher education law, which places discriminatory, onerous requirements on U.S.-accredited institutions in Hungary and threatens academic freedom and independence. The Government of Hungary should engage directly with affected institutions to find a resolution that allows themread more »

Press Releases: Statement by the Secretary on the Manchester Attack

23 May 07:40 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC May 23, 2017 Our hearts go out to the families of those who have lost loved ones and to those injured in the attack in Manchester, U.K. While it is too early to determine those responsible for this atrocity, we are working closely with the British government and supporting their efforts to investigate and respond to this attack. read more »

Press Releases: Timor-Leste Restoration of Independence Day

22 May 12:07 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC May 22, 2017 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I am delighted to convey our best wishes to the people of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste as you celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Restoration of Independence on May 20. Fifteen years of independence is a remarkable milestone, reflecting the resolve and commitment of the Timorese people to build a new deread more »

Mono County, Tule River Tribe added to California Major Disaster Declaration for February Storms

22 May 09:37 | U.S. News

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FEMA OKs $1 Million More for Central Debris Removal

22 May 09:37 | U.S. News

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Press Releases: Remarks With Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir at a Press Availability

21 May 15:54 | US Politics and Govt

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 21, 2017 FOREIGN MINISTER AL-JUBEIR: (In Arabic.) SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, thank you very much as well, Your Excellency, and I think it was, in many respects, a truly historic event this afternoon, this Arab Islamic American Summit. And first, I want to congratulate the King, first for convening such a historic event, but also on his remarks. And in many ways, yoread more »

Press Releases: Remarks With Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir at a Press Availability

20 May 17:34 | US Politics and Govt

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Press Releases: Remarks With Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir at a Press Availability

20 May 16:11 | US Politics and Govt

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Press Releases: From a Press Availability in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on the Reelection of Iranian President Rouhani

20 May 14:57 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 20, 2017 What we hope – what I would hope – is that Rouhani now has a new term, and that he use that term to begin a process of dismantling Iran’s network of terrorism, dismantling its financing of the terrorist network, dismantling of the manning and the logistics and everything that they provide to these destabilizing forces that exist in this region. That’s read more »

Fact Sheets: Supporting Saudi Arabia's Defense Needs

20 May 10:50 | World

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 20, 2017 Today, in a significant expansion of the more than seven-decade long security relationship between the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the President and Secretary Tillerson attended a signing ceremony for almost $110 billion worth of defense capabilities to be conveyed via Foreign Military Sales Letters of Offer and Acceptance and a Memorandum of Intent to support Saudi Arabia's defense needs. read more »

Press Releases: Supporting Saudi Arabia's Defense Needs

20 May 10:50 | US Politics and Govt

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 20, 2017 Today, in a significant expansion of the more than seven-decade long security relationship between the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the President and Secretary Tillerson attended a signing ceremony for almost $110 billion worth of defense capabilities to be conveyed via Foreign Military Sales Letters of Offer and Acceptance and a Memorandum of Intent to support Saudi Arabia's defense needs. read more »

Press Releases: United States and Djibouti Open Third Annual Binational Forum of Cooperation

19 May 15:00 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 19, 2017 On May 18, U.S. and Djiboutian officials met in Washington, D.C. on the occasion of the third annual U.S.-Djibouti Binational Forum. Under Secretary for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon opened the strategic dialogue for the U.S. delegation. Bureau of African Affairs Acting Assistant Secretary Peter Barlerin and Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary Eric Whitaker led the U.S. delegation’s discussions on areas of shared interestread more »

Press Releases: Secretary Tillerson's Meeting With Republic of Korea Special Envoy Hong Seok-hyun

19 May 14:35 | US Politics and Govt

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 19, 2017 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: On May 18, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Republic of Korea Ambassador Hong Seok-hyun, President Moon Jae-in’s Special Envoy to the United States. During the meeting, Secretary Tillerson congratulated the Moon administration on its recent election. The Secretary reaffirmed the United States’ ironclad commitment to defend the Republic of Korea agread more »

SEC Charges Fake Filer With Manipulating Fitbit Stock

19 May 13:25 | Business

The Securities and Exchange Commission today filed fraud charges against a Virginia-based mechanical engineer accused of scheming to manipulate the price of Fitbit stock by making a phony regulatory filing. According to the SEC’s complaint, Robert W. Murray purchased Fitbit call options just minutes before a fake tender offer that he orchestrated was filed on the SEC’s EDGAR system purporting that a company named ABM Capital LTD sought to acquire Fitbit’s outstanding shares at a substantial premium.  Fitbit’s stock price temporarily spiked when the tender offer became publicly available on Nov. 10, 2016, and Murray sold all of his options for a profit of approximately $3,100.  The SEC alleges that Murray created an email account under the name of someone he found on the internet, and the email account was used to gain access to the EDGAR system.  Murray then allegedly listed that person as the CFO of ABM Capital and used a business address associated with that personread more »

Press Releases: Acting Assistant Secretary Judith G. Garber To Travel to Germany

19 May 13:17 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 19, 2017 Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Judith G. Garber will travel to Berlin, Germany May 21-25 to lead the U.S. delegation to the Petersberg Climate Dialogue. During her visit, she also will meet with German and other European officials to discuss economic and environmental issues. For additional information, contact Esther Bell (read more »

David Peavler, Associate Director of Enforcement in Fort Worth Office, to Leave SEC

19 May 11:35 | U.S. News

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that David L. Peavler, Associate Director of Enforcement in the Fort Worth Regional Office, is leaving the agency this month after more than 15 years of service. Mr. Peavler joined the SEC staff as a Staff Attorney and went on to serve as a Branch Chief and then an Assistant Director before being named Associate Director in November 2011.  Mr. Peavler has supervised a staff of more than 60 attorneys and other professionals responsible for investigating potential violations of the federal securities laws by a wide range of market participants. Mr. Peavler received the SEC’s Irving Pollack Award last year in recognition of his “fairness and compassion in dealings with the public and staff, scholarship and professional expertise in execution of their legal duties, and adherence to the highest standards of personal and professional integrity.”  He received the agency’s Arthur F. Mathews Award in 2004 for “sustained dread more »

President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for the State of Idaho

19 May 10:37 | U.S. News

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Idaho

19 May 10:37 | U.S. News

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President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for the State of Idaho

19 May 10:37 | U.S. News

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Idaho

19 May 10:37 | U.S. News

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Press Releases: State Department Terrorist Designations of Hashem Safieddine and Muhammad al-Isawi

19 May 10:32 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 19, 2017 The Department of State has designated Hashem Safieddine and Muhammad al-Isawi as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT) under Section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which imposes sanctions on foreign persons who have committed, or pose a serious risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States. As a consequence of read more »

Press Releases: 2017 U.S.-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue

19 May 08:15 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 19, 2017 The 21st session of the U.S.-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue will be held May 23 in Hanoi, Vietnam. Acting Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Virginia Bennett and Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director General, Vu Anh Quang, will lead their respective delegations in the Dialogue. The Dialogue will cover a wide range of human rights issues, including the importance of continued progress oread more »

Press Releases: Acting Assistant Secretary Thornton's Travel to Manila and Beijing

18 May 15:58 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 18, 2017 On May 23-24, Acting Assistant Secretary for the East Asian and Pacific Affairs Bureau Susan Thornton will travel to Manila, Philippines, to attend Senior Officials Meetings for the East Asia Summit, ASEAN Regional Forum, and Lower Mekong Initiative. She will then travel to Beijing, China, on May 25-26 to discuss bilateral and regional issues of mutual interest with Chinese officials. For updates, please follow the East Asian anread more »

Press Releases: Press Availability With Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, Mexican Secretary of Foreign Relations Luis Videgaray Caso, and Mexican Secretary of Government Miguel Angel Osorio Chong

18 May 14:31 | US Politics and Govt

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Press Releases: United States Welcomes Mandate for New Government in Macedonia

18 May 13:49 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC May 18, 2017 The United States welcomes the decision of Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov to give the mandate to form a government to Mr. Zoran Zaev. This decision represents an important step forward for Macedonian democracy and the people of Macedonia. We look forward to working with the new government to tackle the myriad challenges facing Macedonia, including the need for democraread more »

Press Releases: Joint Statement: The Fourth Meeting of the U.S.-Japan Comprehensive Dialogue on Space

17 May 21:05 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 17, 2017 On May 16, 2017, the United States and Japan held their Fourth Meeting of the Comprehensive Dialogue on Space in Washington, DC, advancing a long history of space cooperation between the two nations. The following statement was issued jointly by the governments of the United States and Japan at the conclusion of the meeting: Pursuant to their shared goal of continuing to advancread more »

Press Releases: Secretary of State Tillerson Travel to Riyadh, Jerusalem, Rome, and Brussels

17 May 17:45 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC May 17, 2017 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will accompany President Donald J. Trump on travel to Riyadh, Jerusalem, Rome, and Brussels. Follow Secretary Tillerson’s travel via @StateDept on Twitter and visit the State Department’s Flickr account for the latest trip photos. Stay connected at https://blogs.state.gov/engageread more »

Idaho Flooding Highlights the Need for Insurance

17 May 17:37 | U.S. News

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Press Releases: U.S. State Department Issues Report on Human Rights Sanctions on Iran

17 May 15:17 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 17, 2017 Highlights Iran’s Continuing Human Rights Abuses The State Department released today its semi-annual report to Congress detailing sanctions imposed on persons involved in human rights abuses in Iran. The report cites recent sanctions against the Tehran Prisons Organization and Sohrab Soleimani, the former head of the Tehran Prisons Organization,read more »

Press Releases: U.S. State Department Issues Report on Human Rights Sanctions on Iran

17 May 14:37 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 17, 2017 Highlights Iran’s Continuing Human Rights Abuses The State Department released today its semi-annual report to Congress detailing sanctions imposed on persons involved in human rights abuses in Iran. The report cites recent sanctions against the Tehran Prisons Organization and Sohrab Soleimani, the former head of the Tehran Prisons Organization, as required by the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions Accountability anread more »

Press Releases: United States Concerned by Violence Outside Turkish Diplomatic Facilities

17 May 14:28 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC May 17, 2017 We are concerned by the violent incidents involving protestors and Turkish security personnel Tuesday evening. Violence is never an appropriate response to free speech, and we support the rights of people everywhere to free expression and peaceful protest. We are communicating our concern to the Turkish government in the strongest possible terms. read more »

Prepare Now for Hurricane Season

17 May 13:37 | Weather

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Press Releases: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson And Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra Before Their Meeting

17 May 12:22 | US Politics and Govt

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Press Releases: On the Occasion of Norway's Constitution Day

17 May 08:32 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC May 17, 2017 On behalf of President Trump and the American people, I congratulate Norway on the 203rd anniversary of Constitution Day. Almost five million Americans trace their origins to Norway, and the Norwegian-American community has played a proud role in U.S. history. Those close people-to-people ties are interwoven with our shared commitment to democracy, security, and sread more »

Press Releases: Secretary Tillerson's Call With Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida

16 May 17:17 | US Politics and Govt

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 16, 2017 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: On May 15, Secretary Tillerson spoke with Japanese Foreign Minister Kishida to discuss the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK’s) May 13 ballistic missile test. Secretary Tillerson reaffirmed our ironclad commitment to stand with our allies. Both Secretary Tillerson and Foreign Minister Kishida agreed that the DPRK’s latest provocation serveread more »

Press Releases: Assistant Secretary Brownfield Addresses Judges Nationwide on State Department Joint Efforts With U.S. Judiciary

16 May 11:14 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 16, 2017 Today in Washington, D.C., Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) William R. Brownfield will engage judges and court employees across the country via a panel focusing on the role of the International Judicial Relations Committee of the U.S. Judicial Conference (IJRC). At this event, organized by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Assistant Secretary Brownfield will highlight INL&rsqread more »

Press Releases: Secretary Tillerson and Secretary Mattis' Meeting With Canada's Foreign Minister Freeland and Defense Minister Sajjan

16 May 10:29 | US Politics and Govt

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 16, 2017 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis hosted Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland and Canadian Minister of Defense Harjit Sajjan for policy discussions over dinner yesterday evening at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. Their conversations focused on joint security initiatives in the United States, Caread more »

SEC Names Robert B. Stebbins as General Counsel

15 May 17:00 | U.S. News

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Robert B. Stebbins has been named General Counsel of the agency. The General Counsel is the chief legal officer of the agency, providing a variety of legal services to the Commission and staff. "Bob is an exceptional attorney and counselor, and I know his depth of knowledge and experience managing a wide range of securities-related issues will benefit the SEC," said Chairman Jay Clayton. "I thank Bob for his commitment to serving his country and our agency, and I look forward to his steadfast guidance as the Commission's chief legal officer." "I have always had a great deal of respect for the SEC's staff and their commitment to the agency’s core mission, and I am proud to be part of the team," said Mr. Stebbins. "I look forward to sharing my experience with this talented group of professionals, and I am grateful for this tremendous opportunity." Mr. Stebbins has practiced law at Willkie Farr read more »

Press Releases: Background Briefing: Senior Administration Officials on Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance

15 May 16:38 | US Politics and Govt

Special Briefing Senior State Department Officials Via Teleconference May 15, 2017 MODERATOR: Thank you very much, and thanks to all those who have joined us for this afternoon’s call. This will be an on-background conference call on Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance. I’ll introduce our participants this afternoon, but as a reminder, for attribution they will be senior administration officials, and the rules for this call will be on background. Today we are joined by [Senior Administration Official One]. We are also joined by [Senior Administration Official Two], and finally, bread more »

SEC Names Jaime Klima Chief Counsel

15 May 16:25 | U.S. News

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Jaime Klima has been named Chief Counsel to Chairman Jay Clayton.  As Chief Counsel, Ms. Klima will be senior legal and policy adviser, and will coordinate the rulemaking agenda of the Commission.  She will also serve as the Chairman's representative on the Deputies Committee of the Financial Stability Oversight Council. "I am thrilled that Jaime has agreed to serve the Commission in this key role," said Chairman Jay Clayton. "I am pleased that Jaime's legal acumen and experience will continue to benefit the SEC and its team of committed professionals." Most recently, Ms. Klima served as SEC co-chief of staff under then-Acting Chairman Michael S. Piwowar, advising on all issues of agency management and policy.  Before that, she was counsel to Commissioner Piwowar and Commissioner Troy A. Paredes. In those roles, Ms. Klima covered a wide range of issues including rulemaking and enforcement matters.read more »

SEC Names Jaime Klima Chief Counsel

15 May 16:25 | U.S. News

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Jaime Klima has been named Chief Counsel to Chairman Jay Clayton.  As Chief Counsel, Ms. Klima will be senior legal and policy adviser, and will coordinate the rulemaking agenda of the Commission.  She will also serve as the Chairman's representative on the Deputies Committee of the Financial Stability Oversight Council. "I am thrilled that Jaime has agreed to serve the Commission in this key role," said Chairman Jay Clayton. "I am pleased that Jaime's legal acumen and experience will continue to benefit the SEC and its team of committed professionals." Most recently, Ms. Klima served as SEC co-chief of staff under then-Acting Chairman Michael S. Piwowar, advising on all issues of agency management and policy.  Before that, she was counsel to Commissioner Piwowar and Commissioner Troy A. Paredes. In those roles, Ms. Klima covered a wide range of issues including rulemaking and enforcement matters.read more »

SEC Names Sean Memon Deputy Chief of Staff

15 May 16:25 | U.S. News

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Sean Memon has been named the agency's deputy chief of staff. "Sean has proven to have extensive knowledge of financial regulation and coordination across our various markets. I commend his willingness to share his expertise here at the SEC as we further the agency's important mission," said Chairman Jay Clayton. Mr. Memon arrived at the SEC with experience providing advice to public and private companies in both legal and financial roles. Immediately prior to joining the SEC, Mr. Memon practiced law at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in Washington, D.C., where he advised clients in regulatory and transactional matters, including with respect to capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. Mr. Memon also advised companies on matters involving financial technology and the development of new products and services. Previously, Mr. Memon was a member of the Finance and Acquisitions department aread more »

SEC Names Sean Memon Deputy Chief of Staff

15 May 16:25 | U.S. News

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Sean Memon has been named the agency's deputy chief of staff. "Sean has proven to have extensive knowledge of financial regulation and coordination across our various markets. I commend his willingness to share his expertise here at the SEC as we further the agency's important mission," said Chairman Jay Clayton. Mr. Memon arrived at the SEC with experience providing advice to public and private companies in both legal and financial roles. Immediately prior to joining the SEC, Mr. Memon practiced law at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in Washington, D.C., where he advised clients in regulatory and transactional matters, including with respect to capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. Mr. Memon also advised companies on matters involving financial technology and the development of new products and services. Previously, Mr. Memon was a member of the Finance and Acquisitions department aread more »

Fact Sheets: Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance

15 May 14:44 | US Politics and Govt

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 15, 2017 On January 23, 2017, President Trump issued a Presidential Memorandum reinstating the 2001 Presidential Memorandum on the “Mexico City Policy,” and directing the Secretary of State to implement a plan to extend the Mexico City Policy to “global health assistance furnished by all departments or agencies.” Secretary Tillerson has approved a plan, called “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance,&rdread more »

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