Robert Hotz

Robert Hotz

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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Southern District Allows SEC Insider Trading Case to Proceed, Distinguishing Newman

A recent decision from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York allowing a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) civil enforcement action to proceed against two former stockbrokers for...more

4/23/2015 - Criminal Prosecution DOJ Enforcement Actions Illegal Tipping Insider Trading Judge Rakoff Personal Benefit Quid Pro Quo SEC SEC v Payton US v Newman

Court Of Appeals Reins in Prosecutors in Insider Trading Cases

In a landmark insider trading decision issued on December 10, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit made important pronouncements favorable to the defense on two recurring and important legal issues: (1) what is...more

12/16/2014 - Hedge Funds Illegal Tipping Insider Trading Material Nonpublic Information Personal Benefit Portfolio Managers Rule 10b-5 Securities Securities Fraud US v Newman

SEC Chair Describes Sweeping Initiatives To Reform Market Structure And Increase Transparency

In a speech delivered on June 5, 2014 at the Sandler O’Neill Global Exchange and Brokerage Conference in New York, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Mary Jo White unveiled a package of SEC initiatives aimed...more

6/10/2014 - Compliance Enforcement Financial Regulatory Reform Mary Jo White SEC Transparency

Second Circuit Limits Extraterritorial Application of Federal Securities Laws

On May 6, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued its opinion in City of Pontiac Policemen’s and Firemen’s Retirement System v. UBS AG, No 12-4355, slip op. (2d Cir. May 6, 2014) (“City of Pontiac”), a...more

6/3/2014 - City of Pontiac Extraterritoriality Rules Foreign Exchanges Securities Exchange Act Securities Litigation

Federal Prosecutors Face Difficult Questioning in Second Circuit over Standard for Insider Trading Liability

On April 22, 2014, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in an appeal by two former hedge fund traders, Todd Newman and Anthony Chiasson, of their convictions for insider trading. On appeal, counsel for...more

4/29/2014 - Criminal Prosecution Insider Trading Professional Liability

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