This video will discuss what the job of a securities lawyer is. Securities law is quite complex and difficult to understand without the proper education. Check out the video to learn more.
Securities law is designed to regulate the functions of the stock market.
Without proper oversight, corruption would run rampant across the market. It is the job of a security lawyer to identify irregularities and investigate questionable conduct. Keeping companies honest is crucial to avoid corrupt practice which would harm the economy and its consumers. Security lawyers cover a wide range of financial areas. It is very common for them to have a specified area of expertise.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is the Federal agency that was formed to oversee such financial interactions. Anytime equity changes hands, the SEC is notified. If they believe it to be suspicious activity, such as insider trading, they will investigate. Penalties tend to be harsh for such financial crimes.