Why I Believe Professor Kim Is Asking The Wrong Question About Gatekeepers

In a forthcoming chapter in The Cambridge Handbook of Investor Protection (Cambridge University Press, 2021) UCLA Law Professor Sung Hui Kim asks "Do Lawyers Make Good Gatekeepers"?   She posits that there is "a strong case for imposing gatekeeping...

Magistrate Judge Rules SEC's Attorney-Conduct Rules Preempt State Law

Last December, Chief Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero ruled that the SEC's attorney-conduct rules preempt California's statutory and professional rules requiring attorneys to maintain inviolate the confidences.  Wadler v. Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.,