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In Major Blow To Its Opponents, SEC Pay-to-Play Rule Survives D.C. Circuit Challenge

June 19, 2019, Covington Alert

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit yesterday issued a long-awaited opinion upholding, on the merits, a recent update to the SEC's pay-to-play rule. While the case involved only a narrow piece of the rule, the decision's logic is worded more broadly and could apply to the SEC rule as a whole, making future challenges to the rule much more difficult, at least in the D.C. Circuit.

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