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.
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 settlement information for ongoing enforcement actions. The variables tracked include defendant names and types, violations, venues, and resolutions.
“Our goal is to shed light on the SEC’s securities law enforcement decisions. SEED is the first public database to provide easily searchable and verified data to researchers, counsel, and corporations, as well as regular reports on developments and trends.”
SEC Enforcement Activity: Public Companies and Subsidiaries (November 2019)
Key takeaways from the SEED research report for FY 2019 include:
This project is a collaboration between these organizations:
Pollack Center for Law & Business
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SEED Research Report