Douglas Fischer

Douglas Fischer

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

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Government’s Decision Not to Charge Phil Mickelson Illustrates Difficulties in Proving Insider Trading Cases Against Tippees

On May 19, 2016, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced insider trading charges against Las Vegas sports bettor William (“Billy”)...more

5/25/2016 - Gambling Illegal Tipping Insider Trading Personal Benefit SEC Securities Securities Fraud US v Newman

Getting By With a Little Help From Friends: United States Supreme Court to Clarify Insider Trading Liability in Tipping Cases

On January 19, 2016, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in United States v. Salman, in which the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the government may prove a “personal benefit” to a tipper of inside...more

1/28/2016 - Certiorari Confidential Information Dirks v SEC DOJ Illegal Tipping Insider Trading Personal Benefit SCOTUS US v Newman US v Salman

Supreme Court Rejects EPA Mercury Emissions Rule

On June 29, 2015, the Supreme Court cast serious doubt upon the future of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (“MATS”) by finding that the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) failed to adequately consider the costs of...more

7/16/2015 - Air Pollution Chevron Deference Chevron v NRDC Clean Air Act Clean Power Plan Compliance Discharge of Pollutants EPA Extensions MATS Mercury Michigan v. EPA NRDC Power Plants SCOTUS

EPA Proposes First Carbon Emissions Limits for Power Plants

On June 2, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its Clean Power Plan, which would impose the first federal limits on carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions from power plants in the United States....more

6/5/2014 - Carbon Emissions Environmental Policies EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Power Plants

A Brief Primer for Corporate Social Media Disclosures in Light of the SEC’s Recent Guidance on Regulation FD

The Securities and Exchange Commission ("Commission" or "SEC") recently stepped into the social media age with its April 2, 2013 Report of Investigation pursuant to 21(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 concerning a...more

4/9/2013 - Facebook Investors Netflix Public Disclosure Reed Hastings Regulation FD SEC Social Media

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