Welcome to Compliance Hot Spots, our weekly snapshot on white-collar, regulatory and compliance news and trends. Today, we detail tensions between the SEC and the defense bar underscored by a recent speech by enforcement director Gurbir Grewal. Plus, Preet Bharara makes the move to Wilmer and Jones Day counsel former Attorney General William Barr in his Jan. 6 testimony. Please get in touch with tips and feedback. Contact me at [email protected] and @AGoudsward on Twitter.

Gurbir S. Grewal, Gurbir S. Grewal speaks at Seton Hall Law School. Photo: Carmen Natale/ALM

SEC Clashes with Defense Lawyers Over Delay Tactics

More than a decade ago, Robert Khuzami, then the head of the SEC enforcement division, gave a speech to an audience of white-collar lawyers lamenting “questionable tactics by defense lawyers in SEC investigations.”

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