Atlanta Partner Robert Klingler was quoted Jan. 15 in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution concerning signs that the Securities and Exchange Commission has increased its focus on pursuing bank executives and directors alleged to have contributed to the failures of financial institutions during the financial crisis. Klingler said in Georgia alone, the FDIC has sued bankers at 26 institutions for allegedly unsafe banking practices that contributed to their banks’ collapse during the crisis. “The FDIC is going to be the first party to sue,” he said. “Shareholders (of banks) are going to be next.” Click here to read the full article.

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