Faculty Notes

Prof. Ronald Colombo Comments in Law360 Story on House Bill Requiring SEC to Perform Cost-Benefit Analysis on Regulation

Ronald J. Colombo, Professor of Law

Cost-Benefit Bill Frees Industry by Tying SEC Down
By Carmen Germaine
Jan. 13, 2017


The [SEC Regulatory Accountability Act] passed Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives requiring the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to perform a cost-benefit analysis on regulation could help the agency “drain the swamp” of burdensome regulation, experts said, but may bog SEC staff down in regulatory review and expensive litigation at the cost of investor protection.

“Not only do the additional requirements give the SEC an opportunity to stub their toe, I think it might also generate a more robust record that would give challengers to the SEC more ammunition,” Colombo said.

Read the full article on law360.com (registration required).