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Does The SEC Have Exposure For Tipping Inside Information?

by Allen Matkins on

Yesterday, I discussed the recent hack of the Securities and Exchange Systems’ electronic filing and retrieval system commonly referred to as EDGAR. In a written statement disclosing the hack, Chairman Jay Clayton speculated...more

Second Circuit Majority in U.S. v. Martoma Eliminates Proof of Financial or Other Personal Benefits to Tipper for Conviction

by BakerHostetler on

On Aug. 23, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a split decision in United States v. Martoma, upholding a portfolio manager’s insider trading conviction and finding that a tippee need not...more

Divided Second Circuit Broadens Personal Benefit Test for Insider Trading Liability

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The court’s Martoma decision reinvigorates the US government’s ability to prosecute insider trading cases. Key Points: - The majority opinion overrules recent case law requiring that an insider have a meaningfully close...more

Divided Second Circuit Panel Abandons Relationship Test From Landmark Newman Decision In Upholding Insider Trading Conviction

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On August 23, 2017, a divided three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld the insider trading conviction of SAC Capital Advisors, LLC (“SAC”) portfolio manager Mathew Martoma. United...more

Second Circuit Broadens 'Personal Benefits' Triggering Insider Trading Liability

by Miller Canfield on

As noted in our December 9, 2016, Client Alert, the Supreme Court in Salman v. U.S. ruled that the required “personal benefit” to the person disclosing inside information (the tipper) does not need to be “pecuniary” or...more

U.S. v. Martoma: The Second Circuit Reconsiders the Personal Benefit Rule in Insider Trading Cases and Announces the Partial...

• A divided 2nd Circuit holds that there is no requirement for a “meaningfully close personal relationship” between a tipper and tippee in order for the tipper to reap a personal benefit from the disclosure sufficient to give...more

Second Circuit Holds That Tipper/Tippee Liability Can Arise from a Gift of Inside Information Even Without a Close Personal...

The Second Circuit ruled today that a “meaningfully close personal relationship” is not required for insider-trading liability where a tipper discloses inside information as a gift or in exchange for some other type of...more

Supreme Court 2016-17 Recap

The politics surrounding the appointment of a new justice to the U.S. Supreme Court dominated the news cycle during the 2016-17 term, but the Court’s decisions themselves have been far from controversial. As the term draws to...more

How “Close” is Close Enough? Parties Submit Supplemental Briefing in Martoma in Light of Salman

The Supreme Court’s decision in Salman v. United States, 137 S.Ct. 420 (2016) is already having an effect on the appeals arising out of the insider trading convictions in the Southern District of New York. Shortly after...more

Business Litigation Alert: "U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Broader Reach of Insider Trading Laws – What Does this Mean for...

by Porter Hedges LLP on

In December 2016, the U. S. Supreme Court announced its decision in the closely watched insider trading case Salman v. US, ruling that if someone leaks confidential information to a friend or family member with the goal of...more

Insider Trading Law After Salman v. United States

by K&L Gates LLP on

In Salman v. United States, decided on December 6, 2016, the Supreme Court upheld a conviction for criminal violations of insider trading laws. The Court, however, declined to adopt the expansive theories of insider trading...more

Trading and Markets Enforcement Report - January 2017

by Morgan Lewis on

January 2017 - The last several years have seen law enforcement and regulatory bodies sharpen their focus on trading activity in the securities and derivatives markets. This focus has coincided with the advent of new and...more

Corporate Investigations and White Collar Defense - December 2016

Insider Trading: Supreme Court Affirms Salman - Why it matters: On December 6, 2016 the Supreme Court decided Salman v. U.S., in which it upheld the petitioner’s insider trading conviction. The Court found its 1983...more

Salman v. U.S.: More Questions than Answers?

by Baker Donelson on

The United States Supreme Court recently rendered a decision in Salman1 resolving a circuit split over whether the government prosecuting an insider trading case must show that the person giving an insider tip received...more

Timely Reminders to Avoid Inadvertent Tipping Liability

by King & Spalding on

Just in time for the annual season of work holiday parties and family gatherings, the United States Supreme Court unanimously confirmed that leaking material non-public information to a close relative who then trades in...more

7 Things You Should Consider To Avoid Criminal Prosecution

In its first insider trading ruling in almost 20 years, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that a person can be held criminally liable for passing inside information to a friend or...more

Is That What Friends (and Family) Are For? Supreme Court Resolves Circuit Split in Insider Trading Case But Questions Remain

by Polsinelli on

A recent Supreme Court decision provides new guidance in the area of insider trading liability without personal benefit, and resolves an existing split between the Ninth Circuit and Second Circuit Court of Appeals. In Salman...more

Supreme Court Confirms Expansive View of Insider Trading

Perhaps the most serious charge that could be leveled against a reader of this blog is that of being engaged in or associated with “insider trading.” The allegation alone is enough to derail or end a promising career. ...more

Unanimous Supreme Court Decision Will Significantly Increase the Ability of Federal Prosecutors to Pursue Certain Insider Trading...

by Blank Rome LLP on

Action Item: Last week, in a unanimous decision in Salman v. U.S., the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the Ninth Circuit’s interpretation of insider trading rules, permitting prosecutions even when the insider/tipper did not...more

Salman v. U.S.: Supreme Court Resolves Insider Trading Split

On December 6, 2016, the United States Supreme Court affirmed an insider trading conviction in a case where the “insider” obtained no direct pecuniary benefit from the disclosure. Justice Samuel Alito, writing for a...more

Salman v. United States Broadens Some Contours of Insider Trading Law, but Leaves Others Uncertain

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Salman v. United States, is only the third insider-trading case heard by the United States Supreme Court. In Salman, the Court upheld the insider trading conviction of Bassam Salman, ruling that a tipper’s gift of...more

First Supreme Court Insider Trading Decision in Almost Two Decades Resolves Split Between Circuits

by Clark Hill PLC on

Last week, the United States Supreme Court issued its first decision in an insider trading case in nearly two decades to resolve a split between the Second and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal. In its unanimous decision in...more

The Supreme Court's Limited Insider Trading Ruling: Salman Decision Narrowly Affirms Dirks and Leaves Portions of Newman Intact

by BakerHostetler on

On December 6, 2016, the United States Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Salman v. United States, affirming what it had set out in dicta in its 1983 decision in Dirks v. SEC by finding that a factfinder may infer...more

In Rare Insider Trading Decision, Supreme Court Declines to Restrict Scope of Personal Benefit Required to Impose Liability on...

The Supreme Court issued its decision in Salman v. United States on Tuesday, unanimously affirming the conviction of Petitioner Bassam Salman. Following a circuit split on the issue of “gift-giving” and personal benefits, the...more

U.S. Supreme Court Confirms that a Corporate Insider Receives a “Personal Benefit” by Providing Confidential Information to a...

In Salman v. United States, No. 15-628, 580 U.S. ___, 2016 WL 7078448 (2016), the United States Supreme Court (Alito, J.) unanimously affirmed the insider trading conviction of petitioner Bassam Salman on the ground that Mr....more

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