The SEC’s 2022 Reg Flex Agendas: Major Proposals and Ambitious Timelines

Following the flurry of rulemaking at the start of 2022, which fulfilled some of the items on SEC Chair Gensler’s first agendas released last summer, the SEC recently released “Reg Flex” short‑term and long‑term agendas, which spell out the agency’s priorities for the near future. This article provides an overview of the latest Reg Flex agendas, which include a focus on cybersecurity enforcement at the proposed and final rule stages, assesses the key takeaways and discusses criticism by Commissioner Hester M. Peirce. See “Present and Former SEC Officials Discuss the Commission’s Latest Examination and Enforcement Tactics and Priorities” (Jun. 29, 2022).

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