UNITED STATES OF AMERICABefore theSECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSIONSECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934Release No. 67060 / May 24, 2012ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGFile No. 3-14891In the Matter of SPENCER C. BARASCH,Respondent.ORDER INSTITUTING ADMINISTRATIVEPROCEEDINGS PURSUANT TO SECTION4C OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACTOF 1934 AND RULE 102(e) OF THECOMMISSION’S RULES OF PRACTICE,MAKING FINDINGS, AND IMPOSINGREMEDIAL SANCTIONS
The Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) deems it appropriate thatpublic administrative proceedings be, and hereby are, instituted against Spencer C. Barasch(“Respondent” or “Barasch”), pursuant to Section 4C of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934and Rule 102(e)(1)(ii) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice.
In anticipation of the institution of these proceedings, Respondent has submitted an Offerof Settlement (the “Offer”) which the Commission has determined to accept. Solely for thepurpose of these proceedings and any other proceedings brought by or on behalf of theCommission, or to which the Commission is a party and without admitting or denying thefindings herein, except as to the Commission’s jurisdiction over him and the subject matter of these proceedings, which are admitted, Respondent consents to the entry of this Order InstitutingAdministrative Proceedings Pursuant to Section 4C of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 andRule 102(e) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice, Making Findings, and Imposing RemedialSanctions (“Order”), as set forth below.
Rule 102(e)(1)(ii) provides in relevant part, that:The Commission may censure a person or deny, temporarily or permanently, theprivilege of appearing or practicing before it in any way to any person who is foundby the Commission after notice and opportunity for hearing in the matter:(ii) to be lacking in character or integrity or to have engaged in unethical or improperprofessional conduct ***.