Over the last decade, insider trading has been a critical area of criminal and civil enforcement, and it will likely remain so for some time to come. Following the Second Circuit’s decision on tippee liability in Newman, and the Ninth Circuit’s decision on the same issue in Salman, the law’s contours were in flux. But then the Supreme Court agreed to hear the Salman appeal, and in December 2016, the Court issued its first insider trading opinion in nearly twenty years. In August 2017, the Second Circuit issued another ground-breaking decision in Martoma, in which the Court applied Salman in rolling back part of Newman’s “personal benefit” test. Salman and Martoma are significant and will likely assist the government in its ongoing insider trading enforcement efforts.
Don’t miss out on this highly topical program, which will discuss the state of the law, enforcement priorities in this area, and how clients can avoid the government’s crosshairs. Our faculty of experienced litigators – including current and former DOJ prosecutors and SEC and CFTC enforcement attorneys – will address the change in law, current and future areas of enforcement, and best compliance practices to prevent insider trading.
- The law of insider trading
- Implications of Salman, Martoma, Newman, and other recent decisions
- Investigating insider trading allegations
- Best compliance practices and avoiding enforcement actions
- Key strategies in defending criminal and civil insider trading actions
- Current and future criminal and civil enforcement priorities for insider trading cases