Joel Goldberg is a partner in the New York office of the law firm of Swidler Berlin Shereff Freedman LLP of Washington, D.C. His clients include mutual funds and advisers. Before going into private practice in 1983, Goldberg was director of the division of investment management of the Securities and Exchange Commission. He will be moderating a panel on SEC inspections and enforcement at the Mutual Funds and Investment Management Conference co-sponsored by the Federal Bar Association and the Investment Company Institute this week in Palm Desert, Calif. Goldberg recently discussed the SEC and its enforcement issues and policies with Mutual Fund Market News reporter Andrew Greene. An edited version of their conversation follows.
MFMN: What trends do you see in SEC compliance and enforcement? What issues, in particular, is the SEC watching?