The Securities Enforcement Empirical Database (SEED) tracks and records information for SEC enforcement actions filed against public companies traded on major U.S. exchanges and their subsidiaries. The SEED team is working to expand the database to include information for other types of defendants. Created by the NYU Pollack Center for Law & Business in cooperation with Cornerstone Research, SEED facilitates the analysis and reporting of SEC enforcement actions through regular updates of new filings and resolution information for ongoing enforcement actions. The variables tracked include defendant names and types, violations, venues, and resolutions.
SEED tracks actions filed beginning October 1, 2009—the beginning of the SEC fiscal year 2010. The database does not analyze enforcement actions filed with only delinquent filing allegations.
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