Appearing in The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation

In recent years, the SEC and FINRA have created a number of new units to increase their capacity to use data analytics in market surveillance and policy/rulemaking activities. This article summarizes these units, their objectives and the types of investigations that most prominently use data analytics. The article closes with a discussion of the new challenges that defense lawyers face as regulators increasingly use big data in their enforcement actions.

A copy of the article is available here.