Kayvan Sadeghi

Kayvan Sadeghi

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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2014 Insider Trading Annual Review

Overview of Insider Training Law - “Insider trading” is an ambiguous and overinclusive term. Trading by insiders includes both legal and illegal conduct. The legal version occurs when certain corporate insiders –...more

2/13/2015 - Enforcement Enforcement Actions Illegal Tipping Insider Trading Material Misstatements Material Nonpublic Information Rule 10(b) Rule 10b-5 SCOTUS SEC Securities Fraud Security-Based Swaps Swaps US v Newman

Second Circuit Maintains Expansive View of Civil Liability for Insider Trading

On February 18, 2014, in SEC v. Contorinis, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed an order requiring Joseph Contorinis to personally disgorge more than $7 million in insider trading profits realized by a fund...more

2/20/2014

Insider Trading Annual Review - 2013

Looking Back - 2013 witnessed several long-anticipated developments in the world of insider trading, punctuating another year of aggressive enforcement in the United States and abroad. After years of pursuit, the...more

1/8/2014 - Compliance DOJ Insider Trading SEC White Collar Crimes

The Second Circuit Speaks: The Presumption Against Extraterritoriality Applies to Criminal Prosecutions

Last Friday, the Second Circuit held that the presumption against extraterritoriality applies to criminal cases, resolving a key question left open by the United States Supreme Court in Morrison v. National Australia Bank,...more

9/4/2013 - Criminal Prosecution Extraterritoriality Rules Foreign Corporations Foreign Jurisdictions Foreign Nationals Jurisdiction Morrison v National Australia Bank SCOTUS

What Does Cooperation Buy You?

Cooperation. The word is filled with meaning for enforcement professionals. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice profess to weigh it heavily when making charging and sanctioning...more

4/9/2013 - Cooperation Initiative DOJ Insider Trading Penalties Prison SEC

Supreme Court Holds That Securities Fraud Plaintiffs Do Not Have to Prove Materiality to Certify a Class

The Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated decision today in Amgen Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds, No. 11-1085, 568 U.S. __ (2013), affirming the Ninth Circuit and holding that securities class action...more

2/28/2013 - Amgen Amgen Inc. v Connecticut Retirement Plans Class Action Class Certification Fraud-on-the-Market SCOTUS Securities Fraud Securities Litigation

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