Welcome to Compliance Hot Spots, our weekly briefing on compliance, enforcement and government affairs. SEC Chair Jay Clayton’s a fan of “no admit, no deny” settlements, which now and then come under fire in the courts. Here’s looking at US District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan. Scroll down for some big headlines that caught my eye—including some thoughts on state attorneys general. Plus: did you see Debevoise paid a client’s civil penalty? Find out why below.

Thanks, always, for reading this newsletter—and your feedback is welcome. Send me your thoughts and predictions on 2019—any expectations for the new year? Contact me at [email protected] or 202-828-0315, and follow me on Twitter @cryanbarber.

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