I spend a lot of time thinking about the role of corporations in the
modern world, so this was right up my alley.
You didn't specify the type of government regulators that you were
focusing on, but your examples (and your question title) indicated the
regulation of commerce and finance, rather than, say, environmental or
health and safety regulations, so I stuck pretty much with the former.
If any of these don't meet your needs for any reason, just let me
know, and I'll root around and come up with a few more.
1. Corporate Governance -- Board of Director members spread too thin,
wearing too many hats at once.
2. Annual Reports -- Failing to acknowledge the significance of
environmental liabilities (e.g. Superfund sites) in Management
Discussion and Analysis reporting.
3. Employee Funded Accounts -- Corporate raiding of ostensibly
employee funds, especially retirement account deposits and pension
4. Graft -- Pursuing overseas graft and bribery perpetrated by US
companies through shadow "foreign" businesses and middlemen.
5. Taxes I -- Simplification of the tax code
6. Taxes II -- Regulatory distinctions between churches and
businesses masquerading as churches
7. Corporate Charters -- Resurgence of state authority to regulate or
limit corporate charters rather than simply rubber stamping them.
8. Fraud -- Validating pollution reductions associated with, e.g.,
carbon dioxide or sulfur dioxide pollution trading credits.
9. Truth in Advertising I -- Broad scale push by the FTC to
crack-down on misleading advertising.
10. Truth in Advertising II -- extension of FTC authority to false
claims in emails/spam.
11. Stock Options -- appropriate valuation in corporate accounting
12. IPO's -- democratizing IPO's (Google's???) through lotteries and
other mechanisms to include the little guy.
13. Health Care -- creating regulatory oversight for the economics of
health care deliverers -- HMOs, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment,
14. Bizarro Instruments -- cracking down on bizarre derivative
instruments that no human being can really understand (do you know
what a Synthetic Collateralized Debt Obligation is...?).
15. Security -- increased reporting requirements for the nature and
origin of imported goods coming into the U.S.
16. Transparency -- Basic rethinking of what information needs to be
reported and how, in order to insure adequate shareholder knowledge
about performance, and potential problems.
That's my list, and now it's yours. No search strategy to speak of,
except for searching the nooks, crannies and corners of my own mind.