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Big Data is the SEC's New Secret Sauce in Search for Potential Accounting Fraud

August 19, 2016

Public company filings are a goldmine of information for enforcement officials. With big data analysis, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigators can more easily zero in on potential accounting or reporting violations even before a company’s outside auditors or management ever do. Hear from Fenwick securities enforcement co-chair Mike Dicke on why we’ll see more SEC fraud cases stemming from big data analysis as the agency strives to get ahead of problems to address them in the earliest stages—and what companies should know about how the SEC approaches data analysis to determine which cases might be most attractive to pursue.​​​​