Securities are governed by federal, state, and international law. This section of the guide focuses on U.S. federal law.
Although the federal securities laws are primarily codified throughout Title 15 of the U.S. Code, practitioners rarely refer to code sections when referencing securities laws. Instead, securities lawyers refer to the original act sections, and so it is easier to research the securities laws in sources that are organized by act. The best of these are Wolters Kluwer's Federal Securities Law Reporter and Bloomberg's Securities Practice Center.
Core Legislation (enacted in the 1930s and 1940s):
More Recent Legislation: