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In 2009 Slain launched a monthly law reporting service, Securities Enforcement Reporter, and a quarterly, Blue Sky Chronicle, both titles focusing on the under-reported state hearings of private placements gone astray. These publications’ print versions are no longer extant but their mission and community of interest live on through a growing 1400-member discussion group, known as “LinkedIn’s State Securities Enforcement Discussion Group.”
Slain has been asked to serve as an expert witness in litigation that turned, in part, on compliance with SEC
Regulation D. Slain also has a working relationship with several members of North American Securities
Administrators Association (NASAA).
Slain has recently taught an online course on “equity crowdfunding”—otherwise known as equity crowd financing,
as mandated by the 2012 JOBS Act. This new asset class (already followed on MarketWatch.com) is being called
Private Issuers Publicly Raising (PIPR).
In early 2014 Slain was asked to serve on the Investor’s Committee of CrowdFund Intermediary Regulatory
Advocates (CFIRA), a group of professionals gathering together to work with the Financial Industry Regulatory
Authority (FINRA) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to set standards and establish best