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Federal Securities Law Research Guide: Statutes


The following statutes may be found on LexisNexis, Westlaw, and free of charge on the Government Printing Office website.  Hard copy versions of the United States Code are located on the main level (1st Floor) of the Gould Law Library.  The unofficial versions, United States Code Annotated and United States Code Service are also located on the main level.

Selected Statutes in Securities Law

Most federal security acts are codified in Title 15 of the USC. 

Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. §§ 77a-77aa)

Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. §§ 78a-78mm)

Trust Indenture Act of 1939 (15 U.S.C. §§ 77aaa-77bbbb)

Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. §§ 80a-1 - 80a-64)

Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. §§ 80b-1-80b-21)

Public Company Accounting Reform and Corporate Responsibility Act of 2002 ("Sarbanes-Oxley Act" or “SOX”, PL 107-204,116 Stat. 745) 15 U.S.C. §§ 7201 and other sections in 15 U.S.C. and 18 U.S.C.