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Insider trading law alert: the Second Circuit clears the path for insider trading convictions absent a dirks personal benefit

USA - January 7 2020 On December 30, 2019, the Second Circuit issued a consequential insider trading decision in United States v. Blaszczak.1 In Blaszczak, the Second...

Mark D. Cahn, Brett Atanasio, Theresa Titolo.

CFTC Releases Enforcement Manual in Hopes of Increasing Transparency

USA - May 29 2019 Intending to bring greater transparency to the operation of its enforcement program, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC or Commission)...

Seth Davis, Matthew Beville, Petal Walker, Paul M. Architzel.

SEC Enforcement Alert: D.C. Circuit Rules Negligent Conduct Is Not “Willful”

USA - May 17 2019 On April 30, 2019, the D.C. Circuit issued an important decision in Robare Group, Ltd. v. SEC, Slip Op. No. 16-1453, which rejected the long-standing...

Mark D. Cahn, Gretchen Passe Roin, Lorraine B. Echavarria, Lori A. Martin, Lauren J. Schreur.

Insider Trading Law Alert: Better The Devil You Know? Tipping Liability, Martoma and the Rise of 18 U.S.C. 1348

USA - May 14 2019 Insider trading has frequently been splashed across headlines in recent months, with a congressman, an NFL player, a comedy writer, and a Silicon...

Mark D. Cahn, Brett Atanasio.

Final Decision in Lorenzo v. SEC

USA - March 28 2019 The Supreme Court yesterday took a significant step to expand the universe of actors who can be held liable for a false statement under the federal...

Matthew T. Martens, Nicole Rabner, Christopher Davies.